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Vizen Japanese Cuisine

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6559 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
941-926-0830
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 30
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    Very good
  • 3
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  • 6
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Traditional Sushi

Though the chef is a master of traditional sushi he compromises to attract broader clientele that desires more complex sushi rolls sometimes using untraditional derivations of mayo. His soy sauce mousse is original and exceptionally satisfying. If you desire the traditional fare, please stress it... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 28, 2015
Pavel K
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Sarasota
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44 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Sarasota
Top Contributor
92 reviews 92 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

Though the chef is a master of traditional sushi he compromises to attract broader clientele that desires more complex sushi rolls sometimes using untraditional derivations of mayo. His soy sauce mousse is original and exceptionally satisfying. If you desire the traditional fare, please stress it to the very accomodating service staff.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We have dined at Vizen each year during our February vacation, and it remains one of our all-time favorite restaurants. The plates are beautifully laid out and the flavors are sublime! We especially loved Special Jewel and Black Jack. The service was amazing! Everyone was so warm and friendly and knowledgeable. The dessert custard was sublime!

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Sarasota, Florida
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13 reviews 13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I came upon Vizen by a recommendation from a friend. I didn't know what to expect upon arriving, but I left pleasantly surprised. Based off of past experiences in a restaurant, the service here was probably one of the best I've had. All of the staff were very polite. The food came out in a timely manner, drinks were always... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 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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28 reviews 28 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014 via mobile

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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254 reviews 254 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
142 helpful votes 142 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6559 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: 941-926-0830

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?