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Vizen Japanese Cuisine

6559 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
941-926-0830
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Ranked #159 of 849 Restaurants in Sarasota
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014 via mobile

This is the most beautiful and delicious sushi we have ever had . We had the Black Jack, S.A.Y. and Spider rolls... ALL excellent. The soy mousse and soy jelly were creative and delicious and just added to the beauty of the dishes. And to top it off the staff is excellent. So happy we discovered this place, we will... More 

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

Great variety of sushi all prepared fresh, the menu changes all the time based on the available fish, presentation and variety is the best around, try the salmon and tuna burst

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

Having lived in Japan; having a Japanese family, I am pleased to finally find a Japanese restaurant that serves Japanese food. Not so called Japanese-Korean-Chinese-Thai fusion. The chef and the staff have created a FIRST CLASS sushi-ya without paying first class prices

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Connecticut
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We were not sure what to expect when we drove up to this restaurant located in a strip mall. But, from the time we walked through the doors, we were happy and very impressed. The space itself is lovely, and the sushi was just outstanding. Beautifully presented, delicious, high quality and unusual, we were impressed and very satisfied. Staff is... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2014

Having seen the good reviews on Trip Advisor, and with a yen (and perhaps dollars) for a Japanese meal, we ventured out to Vizen Restaurant. Truth be told, the impression one gets as you approach and park in front of the restaurant is not particularly positive. (A tattoo parlor is a few store fronts from the restaurant.) The Vizen experience... More 

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Longboat Key, Florida
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252 reviews 252 reviews
191 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2014

We love sushi and sashimi and after reading all the rave reviews were eager to try Vizen. The fish did taste fresh, but we were not impressed with the food that we had. The sashimi portions were very small compared to what we are used to and the rolls were very small as well for the price. We have had... More 

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New York
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

After many visits, with and without reservation, we still look forward to our biweekly dinners at Vizen. My wife and I usually order 6 to 7 items (incl. desert) from the 'Specials Board' on the wall and share all of them. Every serving has its distinct and unique flavor, I look forward to every bite. Be it the 'Tuna &... More 

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Bradenton, Florida, United States
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54 reviews 54 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

For the purists, great sushi needs very little sauce or flavor – the fish and the rice need to be the central, focal point of each morsel. Soy sauce, a bit of wasabi, and some pickled ginger afterwards is the limit for many sushi foodies. The mold was broken by a number of creative, renegade Japanese chefs such as Nobu... More 

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New York City, New York
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Food does not disappoint. There are many daily specials on the chalk board listing sources where the seafood came from (such as Santa Barbara sea urchins). Most are worth trying - we had uni presented two ways, on toast with fish roe and plain with shredded seaweed and a raw quail egg sitting on shredded daikon like a nest. The... More 

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Woolwine, Virginia
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142 reviews 142 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I am a sushi snob and this met my expectations. We had the carpaccio and the ceviche specials to start. Not only was the presentation wonderful but both were excellent! Next we tried the uni...yeah I know it can be sometimes iffy...but no worries! The presentation with the quail egg was wonderful and the uni might have been the best... More 

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Additional Information about Vizen Japanese Cuisine

Address: 6559 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
Phone Number: 941-926-0830
Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisine: Japanese

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