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Zen

#207 of 4,646 Restaurants in Recife
#234 of 5,017 Places to Eat in Recife
Certificate of Excellence
Espinheiro
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Rua da Hora, 288, Bairro Espinheiro | Espinheiro, Recife, State of Pernambuco 52020010, Brazil
+55 81 3427-3377
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6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Mon - Thu 6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Fri - Sat 6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sat 11:30 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 139
    Excellent
  • 146
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 21
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Rodizio of Sushi in town

Zen brings the all you can eat concept for a fare price. You can choose among different plates that can please all the tastes. The problem with the restaurant is the space between the tables, it is almost impossible to have privacy in the restaurant. During the weekends, you can wait in line for... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Recife
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

Zen brings the all you can eat concept for a fare price. You can choose among different plates that can please all the tastes. The problem with the restaurant is the space between the tables, it is almost impossible to have privacy in the restaurant. During the weekends, you can wait in line for long time to get a table.... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

You wait hours for everything, especially waiting line until entering, the food is more or less, but too few and undereducated service

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Paris, France
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

In search of a decent sushi in Recife, I have tried just about all that is available. In Brazil you will be fooled by the advertisement and pay for garbage. This place is probably the worst and most expensive I have had in my life. Do not invest in eating here! The rolls are disgusting! I left before getting my... More 

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Recife, PE
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 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 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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
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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Rua da Hora, 288, Bairro Espinheiro | Espinheiro, Recife, State of Pernambuco 52020010, Brazil
  • Location: South America  >  Brazil  >  State of Pernambuco (PE)  >  Recife>  > Espinheiro
  • Neighborhood: Espinheiro
  • Phone Number: +55 81 3427-3377

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Monday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
6:00 pm - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
11:30 am - 4:00 pm

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