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Zen

Rua da Hora | Espinheiro, Recife, State of Pernambuco 52020010, Brazil
+55 81 3427-3377
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Ranked #61 of 3,659 restaurants in Recife
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Recife, PE
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

The food is really good, the consistency of the pieces is perfect, the price is good (was better in the past, but it's ok). The bad thing is that the place is small and a little tight.

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Recife-PE
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

You can eat Temakis in all over the world, but just in Zen, you can taste the Originais Temakis made of the typical Brazilian Flavor, go and get the Temakis made of the typical fruits of Northeast, you will not regret.

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Recife
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Zen is a well known japonese restaurant in Recife. Its food is delicious, I recommend it! The salmon and the other fishes used are fresh and new. And since sushi is a food that has a lot of uncooked meat, it's important that you have a clean place and healthy food. On the other hand, it's a small place and... More

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Gueiros
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2012

Definitely a good place to go with friends. Is the best all you can eat japanese restaurant in town. Keep in mind that you might have to wait a while for a table and if you decide to go there in a weekend dinner after 7pm.

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Recife, PE
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2012

I've many times visited Zen restaurant, and one of it's characteristics is that you have to choose precisely a day of the week to go there, because if you choose to go on a weekend or friday you'll have to make a reservation, because they get really busy those days. It is a place to enjoy quality japanese food with... More

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Salvador, BA
Top Contributor
113 reviews 113 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2011

Totally lacking in atmosphere, sleepy service, food that should be sent back to the kitchen - but they can't do any better so what's the point.

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Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

Know as one of the best restaurants in Recife and the best restaurant of Japanese food, the design and organization of the restaurant is very good, everything is nice and clean, the treatment is very good, there is one big variety of all you can eat. I recommend.

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Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

I love this place, OK, the prices are high, not very high, only high, but the quality of food "pays it", the ambient is great, comfortable a lot, the waiter service is average, can be better. I love sushi food, so likes Zen is very normal, the sushi are perfect in presentation and the taste. the best sushi restaurant of... More

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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53 reviews 53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

Very nice place to go... I dont belive in Rodizioabout japonese food since the food can be spoild easy. .

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Recife, PE
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2011

Zen Recife. Some flavors are unique, and when you’re talking about sushi, every exception is a specialty. That’s basically the philosophy of Zen. Known as one of the best restaurants in northern Recife, PE, Brazil. Like every sushi restaurant, Zen has some dishes which will only be found in that restaurant: If you like spicy food, you could order the... More

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