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Zen-Toro At Davis

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132 E St, Davis, CA 95616
(530) 753-0154
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner

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  • 12
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  • 13
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Worth a trip for the lunch specials.

We had one of the lunch specials which was a lot of food, since you start with soup and salad, at a very reasonable price. We ended with the fried ice cream which was delicious. Excellent service and tasty food.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 11, 2015
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Davis, California
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Davis, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had one of the lunch specials which was a lot of food, since you start with soup and salad, at a very reasonable price. We ended with the fried ice cream which was delicious. Excellent service and tasty food.

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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great food, be aware of rather big portions. Hard not to eat as it's very good hence we end up eating twice more than we should :) Really enjoyed rolls, creative and very tasty. Location (downtown Davis) makes it quite busy during lunch. Enjoy!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Pricey but good sushi, sashimi, and Japanese food. This is more of an upscale place, not so much of a student hang out.

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Davis, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We live in Davis, and despite closeness of Sacramento with its larger selection we keep going to Zen Toro weekly for the last couple of years. Ingredients are always fresh, we tried pretty much all menu, and everything tastes great. The only thing I regret they don't have is outdoor seating.

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Pacific Grove, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We usually get edamame and calamari as appetizers and a large selection of rolls for the main course. Everything has tasted fresh and good so it's a regular stop when we're in town.

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Davis, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Zen Toro is a new favorite! We've visited a couple of times, buying a couple of appetizers and sushi rolls in addition to our meals. Everything was fantastic. In fact, Zen Toro's calamari, our bellwether dish, ordered everywhere we go, is the best we've ever had. If that weren't enough, the service we've received is excellent and friendly. I just... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I went with colleagues one of whom is Japanese and said the place was "pretty good". I figured it could not be bad with that recommendation. The place is crowded but not unduly noisy. It has an extensive sushi menu and also a number of hot food options. I ordered a grilled salmon with some side dishes. Everything was great.... More 

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Davis, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2013

Let me just say that this place was incredible! The sushi was great of course, but I was blown away by the Ramen. A few years back I visited Hong Kong, my first trip to Asia, and had the pleasure of experiencing real ramen in a Japanese restaurant. Never again did I find something so delicious until I walked into... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We ate sushi but sat at a table not the bar. Great selection and portions. Some unique items that were quite lovely. Service was attentive without being bothersome. it was a busy evening - our waitress warned us that the sushi chefs were busy so it our food might lag but it didn't. we tried the daikon salad which was... More 

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Princeton, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

I am Japanese and love Japanese food. I went to a lot of Japanese restaurant in USA and this is the best! I recommend Salmon-Ikura don and tempura.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 132 E St, Davis, CA 95616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Davis
  • Phone Number: (530) 753-0154

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 20
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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