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Zen Sai

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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion
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1001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139 (10th Street)
+1 786-276-5339
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4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: Zen Sai is an Asian-fusion masterpiece. It's a unique social dining...
Zen Sai is an Asian-fusion masterpiece. It's a unique social dining experience on South Beach with small and large sharing plates of fresh seafood and Robata grilled items. Signature items at Zen Sai include Fried Bok Choy, Black Cod with Yuzu Miso Sauce, Scallion Wrapped Ribeye, Pork Belly Sliders, Robata Grilled Octopus, Miso-Mustard Glazed Sea Bass and Spicy Rock Shrimp Tempura with Serrano Aioli and Worcestershire Sauce. Zen Sai also features an extensive wine list, fine sakes and specialty cocktails to complement menu items.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
A tiradito with truffle oil??? It is unique and GREAT

A very good and interesting experience, especially when ordering a (Yellow tail Jalapeño) yellow tail tiradito with truffle oil that conceptually makes no sense and finding out (upon tasting) that it is a great dish. Not ordinary, completely out of the ceviche, carpaccio, sushimi box. The Pork... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
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Miami, Florida
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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

A very good and interesting experience, especially when ordering a (Yellow tail Jalapeño) yellow tail tiradito with truffle oil that conceptually makes no sense and finding out (upon tasting) that it is a great dish. Not ordinary, completely out of the ceviche, carpaccio, sushimi box. The Pork Belly Sliders are the best pork buns we have had in Miami and... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

I wish I had a huge plate of flash fried bok choy in front of me right now....yummmmm. My hubby and I went to South Beach Miami for a week recently. We took a Cocktail Tour thru the Art Deco district and ended at the Essex Hotel which contained Zen Sai. They made us a delish cocktail that contained 7... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Most impressive! From service to food...just so impressive! We came to just try sushi but ended up eating our while lunch here. That good!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Came with a friend for dinner. Had a good time. Hector our server took a great care of us. He gave us some suggestions on what to order and they were the best dishes we got. The Drinks made by bartender Ryan were delicious, We ended up having three each. Manager Jeff came couple times to check if we are... More 

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Bridgetown, Barbados
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We went on a Saturday night. The reservation was 8pm and the restaurant wasn't very full. We ordered within 10 minutes but waited 45 minutes for 4 things. The table next to us were seated after us and got their food long before we did. The sushi rolls were probably the worse I have ever tasted. I'm not sure if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2015

here is where you have breakfast if you are staying at the esse house hotel. it is reasonably good, if you consider breakfast in most hotels in the US. I recommend it.

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015 via mobile

We had a wonderful dinner at Zen Sai. They have delicious hand crafted cocktails. All ingredients are made in house daily including the juice. The menu is inventive with a great Asian fusion theme. We had the bbq eel, spicy tuna, and a yellow tuna. All very delicious especially the bbq eel we both loved it!

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Palm City, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

We are a late dinner at Zen Sai. The food was excellent and unique. The cocktails were delicious and made with fresh ingredients/juices! A must try!!

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Bronx, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Located in the Cleavlander Hotel on Ocean which is like Cancun with out a passport. This first floor side block Sushi Joint is a quiet spot to collect yourself and eat before you go find out exactly what it means to party hard. Get the Yellow Tail Sashimi the truffle oil is off the chain. Drink the Speak Easy if... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

Amazing food & price. Happy hour all the way. Waiters were amazing & got loads of good knowledge about there food. Definitely be going back there to eat.

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Additional Information about Zen Sai

Address: 1001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: +1 786-276-5339
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
Open Hours:
Sunday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD $31 to $50
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
    (10th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 786-276-5339

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $31 to $50
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining

Description

Zen Sai is an Asian-fusion masterpiece. It's a unique social dining experience on South Beach with small and large sharing plates of fresh seafood and Robata grilled items. Signature items at Zen Sai include Fried Bok Choy, Black Cod with Yuzu Miso Sauce, Scallion Wrapped Ribeye, Pork Belly Sliders, Robata Grilled Octopus, Miso-Mustard Glazed Sea Bass and Spicy Rock Shrimp Tempura with Serrano Aioli and Worcestershire Sauce. Zen Sai also features an extensive wine list, fine sakes and specialty cocktails to complement menu items.
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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