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Zen House

4147 Haines Rd, Hermantown, MN 55811
(218) 722-9365
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Ranked #1 of 17 restaurants in Hermantown
Cuisines: Japanese
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English first
Duluth, Minnesota
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22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
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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21 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
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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15 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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Duluth, Minnesota, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Zen House is always great. I have never had the chance to eat in. But if I had a bad experience I wouldnt want to go back. But i always have a hankering for that place, its great. If I had the money I would go every day.

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

I love the Zen House! I eat there almost once a week and absolutely LOVE the food and the staff is always extremely friendly. I also took their sushi making class and had a blast! I order fish through the Zen House when it comes to have a sushi party as well. Great place and by far the best Sushi... More

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Gordon, Wisconsin
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

I have sampled sushi from many different restaurants across the United States, and the sushi served at Zen House is by far the best I have tasted, especially considering that it is difficult to get fresh fish in the midwest. Those who are put off by the gas station setting are truly missing out. By now, all of the servers... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2012

ok i dont know what everyone else is talking about on here but the sushi here is absolutely terrible. the sushi they brought out to me smelled very fishy and when i asked if they froze the salmon they said they never freeze the fish, so naturally i sent my sushi back, for anyone that knows anything about fish you... More

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zenhouseinc, General Manager at Zen House, responded to this review

The Minnesota State Health Department REQUIRES that most fish MUST BE FROZEN FOR PARASITIC DESTRUCTION! In fact almost all fish that is transported anywhere is frozen at one point in time- whether on the boat or in shipping. This allows the fish to be free and any dangerous parasites that live within the fish. There seems to be a misconception... More

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