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Zen Bistro International Plaza

#184 of 1,997 Restaurants in Tampa
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2223 North Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606
813-443-0732
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This restaurant is at Tampa Intl Airport (after security)
Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 1:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed...
You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service.
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  • 34
    Excellent
  • 20
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch was excellent, in fact too good, not sure the extra will make it home.

My wife had the honey walnut chicken and loved it. I had chicken fried rice. Also a good solid meal. All white meat, not overly soy sauced. Service was great. All in all, can't say anything bad except the portions were too big.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Rockledge, Florida
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Rockledge, Florida
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220 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My wife had the honey walnut chicken and loved it. I had chicken fried rice. Also a good solid meal. All white meat, not overly soy sauced. Service was great. All in all, can't say anything bad except the portions were too big.

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tampa
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154 reviews
137 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I went here not knowing if they had a gluten free menu, which they do. I had already planned to eat sashimi so thats what I ordered. I had the eel, the salmon, and yellowtail sashimi. They do have tamari also. The sashimi was some of the best that I have had. It was cut perfectly and it was nice... More 

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Thank airie2011
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56 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Very nice grill/sushi bistro - well presented modest but adequate portions, polite non-descript service in a pleasant somewhat stark atmosphere. Excellent chiraci sushi.

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Thank Paul O
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Was in the area for a business trip and was looking for something quick but fresh, found this place and fell in love! Very modern and clean restaurant, perfect for any occasion. Staff was very polite and was seated right away on a Saturday night. The prices can not be beat and especially fresh sushi!!! I will be back for... More 

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Thank Nicholas S
Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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135 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015

It took us forever to get our drinks and then longer for us to place our order. The food was very good, however the waitress was a ditz and I am being kind. She messed up almost everything and I am not picky. We actually had to find our own utensils as she served our food and was then nowhere... More 

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Thank Marc19002
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015

Zen is tucked away in a small corner of the outdoor food court at the International Mall. The food is quite high quality and there are quite a variety of standard and signature rolls. If you enjoy sushi, it's definitely worth checking out after shopping or if you are in the general area.

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Thank Lian L
Tampa, Florida, United States
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117 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

The only reason I am not giving it a 5 is because it is small and the acoustics are tough and when we were in there there were 4 families with babies in strollers screaming. The quality of the food and the service seems to bring people who naturally flock to their own ethnic cooking, so there is a lot... More 

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Thank MylezEdward
Tampa, Florida
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Zen Bistro is Awesome. Best sushi in Tampa. If you want great service, food and great ambiance, then The Zen Bistro is where to go!

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Thank BogeyGolf2015
Cologne, Germany
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44 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

Went here for dinner with a friend one evening and we had a nice meal, but nothing outstanding. The food was good but its not the best sushi I've had. Ambiance inside in nice and quiet. There are so many yummy restaurants around International Plaza that this simply wouldn't be my first choice.

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1 Thank Mandy H
Chicago
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77 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Although it is under construction, it is worth finding your way to the door. The sushi is great as are the kama (tuna cheeks.) The spicy noodles are a personal favorite. The wine list is small but good and not too expensive and the drink they make with pineapple/jalapeno infused vodka is wonderful.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2223 North Westshore Blvd., Tampa, FL 33606
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Tampa
  • Phone Number: 813-443-0732

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese

Description

You are cordially invited to join us for an evening or afternoon of relaxed elegance and exceptional cuisine. Our impressive menu of nationally renowned dry aged steaks and the freshest of seafood will ignite your culinary imagination as our award-winning wine list of more than 5,000 bottles awakens your inner sommelier. And as our gracious, knowledgeable servers delight you with their uncanny ability to anticipate your every need, you’ll experience firsthand why the American Culinary Federation recently bestowed upon us their “Achievement of Excellence Award.” Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or hosting a business luncheon or dinner, we can help you flawlessly pull off any private dining event. Our event planning staff has extensive experience and the ideal materials to work with—a capital setting, distinctive food and unmatched service.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 1:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?