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Zen-Toro At Davis

132 E St, Davis, CA 95616
(530) 753-0154
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Ranked #24 of 177 Restaurants in Davis
Price range: $10 - $20
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Cuisines: Japanese
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English first
Pacific Grove, California
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63 reviews 63 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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173 reviews 173 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
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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southern california
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197 reviews 197 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
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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Sarasota, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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 reviews 5 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
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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Sacramento, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

This place is probably the best Japanese restaurant in Davis. It is authentic and owned by Japanese people. This is very important to me, as a Japanese person, because so many Japanese restaurants in this area are owned by non-Japanese. Sake kasu cod is my favorite!!

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

Was pleasantly surprised with the sushi and the staff was very friendly. Not the fastest service but the atmosphere and food made up for that. The Hamachi Nigiri was really fresh and there was a great selection of rolls, combination plates, noodle bowls and house specials that will have me back to try them all.

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Boynton Beach, Florida
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Stopped into Zen Toro having just arrived in town. Some quick sushi before we headed out to check in to our hotel. This is NOT your average sushi joint. The three rolls we ordered were some of the best I have ever eaten, and when it comes to sushi that is saying something. Also had a ginger noodle dish that... More

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agoura hills California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We are at zen's this busy weekend in Davis. The food was very tasty and the fish was fresh. Servers were friendly and helpful.

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