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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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    Excellent
  • 18
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
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    Terrible
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
We Love Sushi-Zen!!!

Sushi-Zen is our favorite place to go for sushi when we are in the Washington, DC area. Sushi-Zen offers an extensive menu with a wide variety of creative, outstanding sushi. The fish is fresh and and servings plentiful. We also love the miso soup, shrimp tempura and yakatori chicken. The wait... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
Andrew L
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Athens, Greece
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Athens, Greece
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54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Sushi-Zen is our favorite place to go for sushi when we are in the Washington, DC area. Sushi-Zen offers an extensive menu with a wide variety of creative, outstanding sushi. The fish is fresh and and servings plentiful. We also love the miso soup, shrimp tempura and yakatori chicken. The wait staff is friendly and the service excellent. The food... More 

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

Thank you so much for your kind words, Andrew! We're honored to be your favorite sushi restaurant in the Washington, DC area. We love hearing about our customers' favorites, so thanks for sharing! We're happy to hear that our team always take great care of you, and that you find our food reasonably priced. We can't wait to serve you... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

It was very busy but the service was still good. We have varied tastes in our family, so we had everything from tempura to sashimi. The meal was very enjoyable. Our only disappointment was that squid has been dropped off the menu -- other than that the food was great.

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

Thank you for the great review, David! We're honored that you chose to celebrate your birthday with us, and that each member of your family was able to find something they enjoyed. We appreciate your feedback, and hope to see you again soon! Best, the Sushi-Zen team More 

Falls Church
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Every time I crave for shrimp tempura, I come to this place. And it's a complete meal with miso soup, salad and steamed rice at a reasonable price. Everything they have here is delicious but particularly the shrimp tempura.

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

Thank you for the great review, Mojbrate! We're thrilled to hear that you find our food so tasty, especially the shrimp tempura! We strive to provide delicious, affordable food, so your review means a lot to us. Hope to see you again in the near future! Best, the Sushi-Zen team More 

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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 

Level Contributor
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
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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
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62 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 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
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66 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 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
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161 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 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 

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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?