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Sushi Zen

#1,583 of 11,280 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
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108 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4011
(212) 302-0707
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12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 48
    Very good
  • 18
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Standard High End Midtown Sushi

There is not much to say here other than this is on the higher end side of mid-town sushi restaurants. It's a great spot for a corporate lunch but may be a bit over priced if you have to open your own wallet. They have a good selection of fresh fish that was very tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 29, 2015
Michael F
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Mountainside, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Doing business
  • Romantic
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Abcoude, The Netherlands
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70 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

This little hideaway is only minutes away from noisy time square. Finally a decent old fashioned japanese restaurant. The armisphere is brilliant and cosy, but be aware, the next table might be to close for comfort if you have a romantic evening out or discussing sensitive business. Shake list is very good and my sashimi was just from heaven. What... More 

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San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
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41 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

Nice place, well located, good food. But $5 for a piece of sushi it's way above pricey, for my taste. Again- not for a roll, for one piece!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Simple traditional sushi expertly and excellently prepared. Very fresh tasty. We will go back the next time we are in New York.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We have dined all over Japan at many great restaurants. The food at this restaurant definitely is equal to some of the great sushi restaurants in Japan. We had the chefs Omakse menu and asked him to bump it up to $200 per person. They have a great Saki list and we chose a bottle that was $125.What followed was... More 

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Mountainside, New Jersey
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

There is not much to say here other than this is on the higher end side of mid-town sushi restaurants. It's a great spot for a corporate lunch but may be a bit over priced if you have to open your own wallet. They have a good selection of fresh fish that was very tasty.

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Lerici, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

We were very happy to pay the little bit extra. We had very fresh sashimi and sushi, good service and nice presentation of food.

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london
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

I have been to Zen a number of times, recently in November. It is a fairly small, busy restaurant. Staff are fine, if a little distant. The array of sushi is really good, but does get expensive. This really is a sushi/sashimi restaurant in the sense that there is not a huge selection of hot dishes. Plenty of soup, and... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014 via mobile

It is a bit pricey but worth it. The sushi is fresh, the varieties wide, and the service is traditional Japanese, with lots of "thank yous"and "Arigatos". SIt at the bar to see the CHefs work, that is like the price of admission to a show where you actually eat what they prepare so meticulously.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2014 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. Expect to pay at least 50.00 a person. The sushi is quality. Our waiter was very nice.

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

It is always packed and there isn't much room between tables so don't go for very private conversations. The staff is friendly but can be hectic when all tables are full and the small Sushi menu is quite comprehensive and good. A good midtown place if you are into sushi

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Additional Information about Sushi Zen

Address: 108 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4011
Phone Number: (212) 302-0707
Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
Open Hours:
Monday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm  5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 12 - 80
Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 108 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4011
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: (212) 302-0707

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 80
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Doing business, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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