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Sushi Zen

#1,591 of 11,217 Restaurants in New York City
Certificate of Excellence
$$$$
Neighborhood:
Midtown
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108 W 44th St, New York City, NY 10036-4011
(212) 302-0707
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Today
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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Visitor rating
  • 64
    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:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
San José, San Jose, Costa Rica
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

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 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 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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Top Contributor
94 reviews 94 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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71 reviews 71 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 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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183 reviews 183 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
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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153 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
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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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Top sushi. Not cheap. But great atmosphere. Good selection of top quality sake. Selection of fish was excellent. And very fresh. Only flown in from Japan. They do 4 flights a week. All Japanese staff which is always the mark of a top place. I am not saying others can't so sushi. I am just saying I have never been... More 

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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: Romantic, Doing business
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

Questions & Answers

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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?

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