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Zen Japanese Food Fast

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1303 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
(512) 444-8081
Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 7
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
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  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Delicious Flavors for Cheap!

This little place has a good variety of offers and all are exceptionally flavorful and fairly healthy. I especially like the tacos and brussel sprouts.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
lmoritz1
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austin
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28 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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austin
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39 reviews 39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This little place has a good variety of offers and all are exceptionally flavorful and fairly healthy. I especially like the tacos and brussel sprouts.

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I like Zen on Anderson. The food is always consistently good and fast. I wish all the chairs had backs because I don't like sitting on stools with no backs, but it doesn't prevent me from going. Good consistent quality food is hard to beat!

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Ebina, Japan
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15 reviews 15 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Austin doesn't have so many Japanese restaurant. I'm a Japanse, so I felt Zen's food is not good and not bad. It's typical American-Japanse food.

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Austin, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

I love coming here on the weekends with my kids because kids eat free on the weekends, so it brings down the price for us. It is very kid friendly and the staff is very nice. It is a good place to go with your family.

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Forest Park, Illinois
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44 reviews 44 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Stumbled on this place after using the laundermat down the street. What great luck. The best seaweed salad I've ever had. Excellent MIso soup, and delicious maki rolls. All for a very reasonable price. The atmosphere is nothing to write home about in this comfortable cafeteria style place, but then you'll be too busy eating to look around. I'll go... More 

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Austin, Texas
Top Contributor
173 reviews 173 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
103 helpful votes 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

Its good and consistently good. I go here at least once a week. I miss some of my old favorites....menu has changed somewhat in the last year or so. I have not tried the sushi.

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Kailua, Hawaii
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116 reviews 116 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2012

Fresh food and good flavors at pretty good prices are the appeal here. The counter man was friendly and informative, and the "bowls" we had were warm and filling

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Los Angeles, California
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138 reviews 138 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

I love this place; been 3 times. Everything is terrific and the people are always upbeat and sweet. Word of warning...do NOT say you want something extra spicy!! They use habanero powder and Texas, in general, does not mess around. I love spicy food, but I made that tragic mistake and the kind guy behind the counter gave me a... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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51 reviews 51 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2012 via mobile

We stopped in here to cool down from the heat and decided to eat lunch here. I ordered the build.your.own.bowl(b.y.o.b) and the California roll. I got the double meat bowl, shrimp and wild salmon, with the soto mix, chilli-garlic sauce and white rice. I was really disappointed with the lackluster taste and the small amount of meat in the bowl.... More 

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Keller, Texas
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170 reviews 170 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

There are 4 location are Austin as of June 2012. Loved the food here, tastes superb, cheap, fresh products. I will be going back to Austin later this month and I will be sure to lunch it up here at least once. Try a Takko (taco), cheap, large and full of flavor. Awesome!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1303 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: (512) 444-8081

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?