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Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant

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2457 N. Harrison Street, Arlington, Arlington, VA 22207
703-534-6000
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Sushi Chef and owner, Shoji Mochizuki, opened Sushi Zen Japanese...
Sushi Chef and owner, Shoji Mochizuki, opened Sushi Zen Japanese Restaurant in 1997. It is conveniently located in the Lee-Harrison Shopping Center, in the heart of North Arlington, Virginia. Featured in the Washingtonian Cheap Eats Magazine, The Washington Post, as well as two time winner of Northern Virginia Living's TOP 50 Restaurants in Northern Virginia, Sushi-Zen offers a relaxed family environment. The sushi bar provides a variety of Japanese delicacies - made fresh to order - including a wide variety of sushi and sashimi artistically prepared and presented on their well-recognized hand-carved wooden fishing boats, complete with masts, ranging from small to large. Sushi-Zen Celebrates SEVENTEEN Years in Business 1997-2014
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Consistently good sushi

The sushi is always good quality with good portions, and the staff is always greeting you with a smile. It has become a regular of ours!

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 13, 2015
Sam B
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

The sushi is always good quality with good portions, and the staff is always greeting you with a smile. It has become a regular of ours!

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Rosie G, Owner at Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the wonderful review, Sam! ! Loyal guests like you make our jobs an absolute pleasure and we're so happy to hear you enjoy dining at Sushi-Zen. We can't wait to have the opportunity to serve you again! Best, the Sushi-Zen team More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Can't do better in Arlington, maybe in most of DC, especially for the price. Also gets specialty fish / cuts quite regularly

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Rosie G, Owner at Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

We're happy that you think so highly of our sushi, Eric! Thank you for your review -- we really appreciate it. Hope to see you again soon! Best, the Sushi-Zen team More 

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

When I moved to Arlington in October, I was trying to find new favorite restaurants, I was struggling to find something close by with great sushi until I tried Sushi Zen!! They have good quality, reasonable price, and friendly service. I have lunch there with co-workers, my husband will call and order on his way home from work and pick... More 

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Rosie G, Owner at Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

We're so glad that you found us and that we've become you're go-to place, Sarah! Thanks so much for your review. We're strive to provide fresh, delicious food and superior service, so it means a lot to us to hear that you and your family appreciate it. We look forward to serving you again soon! Best, the Sushi-Zen team More 

Arlington, Virginia
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

This is our go to sushi spot. Consistently good and fresh! They always have new menu items based on the season and the staff is always nice.

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Rosie G, Owner at Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

We're thrilled to hear that we're your go to sushi spot, Shenica! Thanks so much for the wonderful review. We strive to provide a fresh, delicious menu with exciting new items to try, so it's rewarding to hear that it's appreciated! We look forward to seeing you again in the near future! Best, the Sushi-Zen team More 

Washington, DC
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

I made reservations two days earlier for 12 of us. Our table was ready but there was not enough wait staff. I got my wine towards the end of the meal. This was a Monday night so I would not want to see what happens on the weekend. There were no parking spaces so I parked across the street at... More 

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Rosie G, Owner at Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Hello mvburke, We’re sorry that you experienced issues with our servers! This is certainly not our usual standard. At Sushi-Zen, we pride ourselves on both our delicious food and attentive, friendly staff. We also apologize that you had issues finding parking – we know that our parking lot can get very crowded. We hope that you will not judge us... More 

Virginia
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Have been going to Sushi-Zen since it first opened in 1997. It's been a real treat to have such a high quality Japanese restaurant in our neighborhood ever since. Had yet another excellent meal last nite when it was 'too late to start cooking' (after a full Saturday of housework). An added bonus is that Sushi-Zen is less than a... More 

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Rosie G, Owner at Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, thanks so much for the very detailed review, Still-Enjoying-Life! It means so much to us to have earned your loyalty over all these years and it's always a pleasure serving you and your husband. We're glad that our hot tea was able to warm you up Saturday night (it was so chilly), and that you both enjoyed your combo... More 

Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
146 reviews 146 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

My girlfriend and I were here the other night for sushi. We ordered a bunch of different rolls and they were a delicious. Services was great. I will definitely go back to this restaurant.

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Rosie G, Owner at Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

We're thrilled that you and your girlfriend enjoyed a delicious meal at Sushi-Zen! Thank you so much for taking the time to review us -- it really means a lot to us. We hope to see you back soon to sample some more of our rolls! Best, the Sushi-Zen team More 

Arlington, Virginia, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I grew up in Arlington and this shopping center has gone from ghost town strip mall to upscale popular in the last 20 years. Parking can be difficult but Sushi Zen is worth it. While the décor is fairly spartan, the rice paper partitions are a nice Japanese touch. More importantly, the sushi is always fresh and the green tea... More 

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Rosie G, Owner at Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words, Douglas! We're delighted to hear that you always find our sushi fresh and our service helpful (glad that you enjoy the soup and salad)! We are currently finishing up some renovations, so we hope to see you in soon to see our updated decor! Best, the Sushi-Zen team More 

Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
139 reviews 139 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

The food at this restaurant was good, but nothing special. My husband had Donburi with eel which he said was quite good and the serving was generous. I had veggie sushi which was fine. The service was a little slow, but we went to the restaurant on a busy Saturday night. The food is a little pricey as compared to... More 

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Rosie G, Owner at Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your feedback, Pat. We appreciate you taking the time to review us and let us know about you and your husband's experience. We would love to have the opportunity to serve you again the next time you're in the mood for sushi! Best, the Sushi-Zen team More 

Arlington, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We have tried four different places in the Arlington/Alexandria area and Sushi Zen has now become our family's favorite spot. We love the miso soup and salad, we all have our favorite rolls (Virginia, Maryland,Caliente, and salmon maki), and the service is spot-on. My husband appreciates that they serve Orion beer - one of his favorites. All the servers make... More 

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Rosie G, Owner at Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Wow, thanks for the great review, Iglmaxwell! We're happy that you found us, and honored to be your family's favorite sushi spot. We love hearing about our customers' favorites, so thanks for sharing! We can't wait to see you and your family again soon! Best, the Sushi-Zen team More 

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Additional Information about Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant

Address: 2457 N. Harrison Street, Arlington, Arlington, VA 22207
Phone Number: 703-534-6000
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 20
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2457 N. Harrison Street, Arlington, Arlington, VA 22207
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: 703-534-6000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Description

Sushi Chef and owner, Shoji Mochizuki, opened Sushi Zen Japanese Restaurant in 1997. It is conveniently located in the Lee-Harrison Shopping Center, in the heart of North Arlington, Virginia. Featured in the Washingtonian Cheap Eats Magazine, The Washington Post, as well as two time winner of Northern Virginia Living's TOP 50 Restaurants in Northern Virginia, Sushi-Zen offers a relaxed family environment. The sushi bar provides a variety of Japanese delicacies - made fresh to order - including a wide variety of sushi and sashimi artistically prepared and presented on their well-recognized hand-carved wooden fishing boats, complete with masts, ranging from small to large. Sushi-Zen Celebrates SEVENTEEN Years in Business 1997-2014
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?