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Zensei Sushi

30th and Upas, San Diego, CA 92104
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Ranked #2,186 of 4,065 Restaurants in San Diego
Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Thu 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Sushi
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
Most recent review
- Jul 16, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout
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English first
Bremen, Germany
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 via mobile

atmosphere and service okay, but no good sushi. especially bad tasting sushi rice and salmon. it was my first and last visit at this place.

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New Orleans, Louisiana
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18 reviews 18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

Sushi here is fresh and creative - I really love the 30th and Upas roll. The staff is friendly and just a little bit quirky. It's a great place for a few drinks and a snack or dinner. I've eaten sushi all over the world and Zensei is still one of my favorites.

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San Diego, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013

The service here is a little weird. When we went on a slow Monday night when two other tables were occupied, the sushi chef took our orders (we were sitting at a table) because they were understaffed. There were two servers, one sushi chef (nice guy), three occupied tables. Plus, it was awkward to give our order to the sushi... More

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San Diego
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39 reviews 39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2012

Awesome plate specials, great happy hour! the You-We rolls are always a treat, you give the chef an ingredient you like and they whip up a surprise treat on the spot.

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San Diego, California
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

I got a vegetarian roll but it was a little fishy as if not very fresh or stored badly. The service was fine and the atmosphere was approachable.

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California
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95 reviews 95 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2012 via mobile

This neighborhood sushi bar is worth a visit. The extensive menu has creative rolls with something for everyone. The fish is fresh, the staff is friendly and the sake and beer are ice cold. What are you waiting for? Try it early evening or late afternoon to avoid the rush.

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Richmond, Virginia
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54 reviews 54 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

zensei sushi is a small sushi place near north park in san diego; intimate, playing good music and serving good sushi. the menu was extensive, the waitress very sweet and working to please. my husband was trying to stay on a vegan diet(really impossible in a sushi place) but the chef was working w/him on his dishes to achieve the... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2009

Good food, good prices

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2008

Small, stylish, scrumptious sushi place in North Park. My favorite. I want a Sancho Roll right now.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2008

They have beer named after me!

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