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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: Dinner, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
You won't want to eat sushi anywhere else in Sarasota after eating here

All other sushi restaurants in Sarasota pale in comparison to this delightful place. The menu options are unique and inspired, with fabulous flavor combinations. Hold back on the wasabi and soy sauce. Most selections have such great flavors that they stand on their own. The service is also great... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 30, 2015
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downtownresident
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

All other sushi restaurants in Sarasota pale in comparison to this delightful place. The menu options are unique and inspired, with fabulous flavor combinations. Hold back on the wasabi and soy sauce. Most selections have such great flavors that they stand on their own. The service is also great and the sake selection is fantastic. A lot of people say... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This is hands down the freshest and most exquisitely presented sushi in Sarasota. The clean, simple and beautiful presentation of every piece of sushi or sashimi lets the fish shine through. No masking with mayonnaise or lots of cream cheese fillers that please the sushi novices. Service is excellent, pleasant and attentive. Vizen is a must for the experienced pallet.

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

the best sushi in sarasota, hands down. probably the best sushi i've ever had and i used to live in NYC. everything is super fresh and priced very reasonably.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Vizen was an accidental discovery for us nearly 4 years ago, and the restaurant has never failed to delight and amaze us. The fish is beyond amazing - the finest quality I've ever had. The creativity of the dishes - the amazing blends of flavors and textures. Without a doubt, a beautiful experience. The service is outstanding, and I feel... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Nothing from the outside. Until you taste the food, you won't be convinced. Just another Japanese restaurant. It was so good, we kept ordering! The specials were fantastic. Everything we had was great. We could not decide "which was best". Service was great. We are definitely returning to Vizen.

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Darien, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Vizen is a smallish restaurant, located in a strip mall in a hidden haven of specialty restaurants. Very tasteful environment and soft spoken and very professional wait staff. Reasonably priced. Owner and Chef is a quiet, behind the counter perfectionist with amazing artistic presentations. While the vast majority of dish options were sushi (raw), I focused on the cooked options... More 

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Sarasota, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We love this restaurant. The service is great and really special. The sushi is the best in Sarasota. Always fresh. Be sure to offer something off the board. Our favorite is the yellowtail sushi.

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Sarasota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015

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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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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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, Sushi

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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, Sushi
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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