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Zen Japanese Cuisine

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277 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston, NJ 07039-1790
973-533-6828
Today
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 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
Most recent review
Russian Style Sushi in Livingston

Good variety of Sushi, interesting variety, creative. Bring your own wine/beer. Visit website to get their coupon.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 15, 2015
Boris K
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Livingston, New Jersey
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  • Reservations
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39 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Livingston, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

Good variety of Sushi, interesting variety, creative. Bring your own wine/beer. Visit website to get their coupon.

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Richmond, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

I dined here with coworkers during a business trip and had a wonderful experience. The staff were extremely friendly and provided an ice bucket for our wine and other drinks, without us requesting it, which we greatly appreciated. They even took the time to explain the menu to us. We took their suggestions and were extremely satisfied that we did.... More 

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Tel-Aviv
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

It is difficult to find the restaurant with a GPS if you put in the street address. Look for a shopping center between two wine dealers. We did not have any sushi as the other dishes are much more interesting, tasty and filling.

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Maplewood, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

Went at lunchtime on a weekday. Obviously this wasn't when the wait staff wanted me to go, because they were clearly annoyed with me. Didn't get acknowledged, was showed to my table without a word spoken. Waited 10 mins for someone to take my drink and food order. I was only given a specials menu and one with lunch bento... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I think they have the freshest and best tasting sushi around this area. I work in a large hospital in the area and mostly everyone who gets sushi, gets it here. I love anything they have with crab and eel. I'm not fond of fresh tuna, but everyone who likes tuna says it's great.

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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I test the sushi places by ordering Dragon roll. The best one is in Zen. Haven't found better place in nj. Great selection of specialty rolls, their must haves - Spicy New Zealand Mussel and Scallop-Hokkayaki for appetizers. Regular items on the menu (like teriyaki chicken, etc) - don't recommend it, just stick to sushi/rolls/appetizers menu Nice atmosphere, good service.... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I come here once in a while simply because the location is very convenient.  Typical sushi & hibachi joint (if you’ve been to one most of them are pretty similar & formulaic) - some rolls are very good, but others are bland.  It’s inconsistent depending on who is working – you might get a sushi chef who cares greatly about... More 

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Livingston, New Jersey, United States
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40 reviews 40 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

The food is good and well priced. Despite the location being in a near-empty strip mall, the restaurant is usually crowded and you can sometimes expect a wait. Bring a sweater because if you are seated near the door in the winter, it can be chilly from all the people coming to pick up their orders or eat in.

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Livingston, New Jersey
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

My family visits this restaurant on a regular basis. Sushi is fresh, the portions are generous, the price is reasonable if you print the coupon from their website. We like their special rolls (I know - American barbarians :-)). it can get busy and a little loud - that doesn't bother me, but may be an issue for some. I... More 

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Metro New Jersey
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Zen is a good local choice for above average sushi and other Japanese dishes, like tempura, udon and so on.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 277 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston, NJ 07039-1790
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: 973-533-6828

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: Japanese
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?