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1001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
(786) 276 - 5339
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Ranked #42 of 876 Restaurants in Miami Beach
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $31 - $50
Hours:
Sun 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Wed 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 10th Street
Description: Zen Sai is an Asian-Infusion masterpiece featuring renowned Chef Mike Hiraga. 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 sake cocktails to complement menu items
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Miami Beach, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Very good food and service - small and cosy witch makes it cool and different from many other places on the beach - great out door patio dinning one step from the beach , went there for dinner , by the time we where ready to leave we had spent 5 hours enjoying every second.

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Kansas City, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We stopped in for appetizers and were not disappointed! The garbanzo bean spring rolls with aioli was really good and their diablo margarita was fire!

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Gateshead, United Kingdom
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73 reviews 73 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

We were staying at Essex House and decided to have a drink and a small meal here one night as we had eaten a far too late (and large) a meal to enjoy the meal out we had planned. We just got a table as this is obviously a very popular place. The staff here are delightful. I had a... More 

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Glasgow
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We had a great meal here, is this quiet little oasis, only metres from ocean drive and one of the busiest bars on miami beach. The food was a tantalising fushion, with flavours and combinations that meant, that even I, someone who doesn't lie Sushi, got plenty to whet my appetite. The staff were great too, with an enthusiasm and... More 

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Doral
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We went to meet an old friend from high school, and we were surprised by this restaurant. This is one of the best restaurants in Miami Beach with amazing food and cocktails. Prices are very good and reasonable. All the staff was friendly and treated us very well. Definitely I will be coming back a lot.

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

Went for a friends birthday dinner and couldn't have been happier with our choice. The food was fantastic. Our waitress was so sweet and went so far as learning all of our names...plus she provided excellent service and was very knowledgeable about the menu...Visit! You won't be disappointed :)

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had a great time here, not just a great meal! The server happily answered our endless questions about the sake and the food, and we were very pleased with our selections and the service. The fried bok choy appetizer was amazing, as was the special spicy tuna roll that was available that evening...we had to order another one of... More 

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Buenos Aires, Argentina
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Reasonable price, very good drinks, japanese style food but the place was quite empty and no views. Its ok if you are staying at the hotel or if you are looking for a place quiet.

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Columbus, Ohio
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35 reviews 35 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

We stopped in for a treat one evening and were seated right away. Very pleasant service. The menu looked DELICIOUS and made us wish we had stopped by earlier in the evening for dinner. Dessert was yummy!

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Paris, France
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

We were staying at the adjacent Essex House hotel and were not prepared for the hotel restaurant (Zen Sai) to be so good! My experience with hotel restaurants is not great, but this place deserves a detour, even if you're not staying at the hotel! The staff is very friendly and professional and the food fresh, inventive and delicious. The... More 

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Additional Information about Zen Sai

Address: 1001 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, FL 33139
Phone Number: (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 - 11:00 pm
Friday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Saturday 4:00 pm - 12:00 am
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Asian

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