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Zen

#133 of 4,075 Restaurants 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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Today
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night

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  • 129
    Excellent
  • 135
    Very good
  • 33
    Average
  • 16
    Poor
  • 10
    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
The best place to taste the Temakis

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.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 23, 2012
Dodynacio
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Recife-PE
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Zurich, Switzerland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 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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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 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 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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10 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 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
2 helpful votes 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
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
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147 reviews 147 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 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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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: 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?