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4147 Haines Rd, Hermantown, MN 55811
(218) 722-9365
Today
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Sat 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Delivery, Reservations

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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cool little side of the road restaurant

Zen House is a super place to have a nice meal. The food is good, presented nicely. I loved that they had Japanese music playing and not American. What I can recommend to Zen House owner(s)...please do some regular cleaning on the place. The windows have water marks streaming down the sides... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
MariaMag
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Minnesota
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Minnesota
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Zen House is a super place to have a nice meal. The food is good, presented nicely. I loved that they had Japanese music playing and not American. What I can recommend to Zen House owner(s)...please do some regular cleaning on the place. The windows have water marks streaming down the sides. The carpet desperately needs cleaning. Make sure the... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The Zen House has great starters, sushi rolls, sashimi and octopus skewers. The atmosphere is lacking because the restaurant is in a gas station building; but it's fairly pleasant inside. The service is better than Hanabi's and the waiting time is very short. Nice lunch or casual dinner spot.

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014

Immediately upon entering our Chinese friend Kay said, "This is good; you can tell by the aroma." Her opinion was supported by the eel "rice bowl" dish she and her boyfriend enjoyed. Two others raved about the noodle soup and I thoroughly enjoyed my salmon, avocado roll. We would return.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

I've been going here for a fair number of years now but I haven't tried most of the menu. My benchmark dish is katsudon and Zen House makes a very good version of it. Why they call it pork donburi I don't know. The waitress knew what I meant when I ordered katsudon, but when she brought it to the... More 

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Duluth, Minnesota
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

After hearing years of "it's pretty good!" reviews from friends, we tried it. The prices are reasonable and the menu selection is decent. Our server was friendly and helpful, but clearly overwhelmed (one server for the entire lunch rush? And we were there at 2 pm! She told us they usually schedule one server for lunch and dinner, bumping it... More 

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Madison Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2012

When you look at the building for the first time and realize that the Zen House is attached to a gas station your first reaction might be to turn and run the other way. Please don't do that! The inside is very clean and lovely. The wait staff is super friendly and the food...oh my... It's the best sushi for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

Sadly, I'm not usually free for weekday lunches...otherwise I might just 'move in' at the Zen House. Lunch specials are fantastic, beautifully presented, and dirt-cheap. My favorite of numerous choices: Salad, soba soup (with tofu, chicken or shrimp), gyoza pork dumplings, and vegetable tempura. Any ONE of these would be a $6 appetizer anywhere else; at the Zen House for... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2012 via mobile

I went here with my friend and she forced my to try sushi!! It was fabulous!!! Don't let the gas station fool you!!

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Saginaw, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

Great food and patient service explaining the menu to a sushi novice like myself. Hooked after the first bite.

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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I haven't been a big fan of sushi until I went here. I absolutely love the people who work here. Service is great. Food is excellent. I go there at least once a month(Duluth downtown location). I am totally in love.

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Additional Information about Zen House

Address: 4147 Haines Rd, Hermantown, MN 55811
Phone Number: (218) 722-9365
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Hermantown
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Cuisine: Japanese

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4147 Haines Rd, Hermantown, MN 55811
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Hermantown
  • Phone Number: (218) 722-9365

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 6:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm

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