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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 - 10:30 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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  • 34
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  • 3
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 6
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Always our favorite!

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Matthew B
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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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43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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135 reviews 135 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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98 reviews 98 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
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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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
7 helpful votes 7 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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17 helpful votes 17 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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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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?