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“Sushi and beer” 4 of 5 stars
Review of ZEN Japanese Sushi Restaurant

ZEN Japanese Sushi Restaurant
414 3rd Street SW | Ste 103, Calgary, Alberta AB T2P 1R2, Canada
(403) 237-8884
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Ranked #413 of 2,927 Restaurants in Calgary
Price range: $25 - $60
Cuisines: Sushi, Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
St. Petersburg, Florida
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61 reviews 61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Sushi and beer”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

Great Place! The service was cool, and the fish was fresh! What more could you ask for?

Visited March 2012
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Calgary, Alberta
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57 reviews 57 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
“Very good - I'll go back.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2012

Great atmosphere, great service, delicious food AND they use brown rice in their sushi - love that. I'll be back.

  • Visited March 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Calgary
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“It's all about the Sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2012

Excellent menu and always a super friendly staff! The Japanese beer is wonderful.

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Calgary, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Like the set up”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2012

Great Sushi, Japanese cuisine, but what I liked best is that you always get a private booth/room, with a curtain over the entrance. Top notch, excellent date location, or a place to discuss a business deal with at least the illusion of privacy if not the reality of it.

Visited June 2011
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Saskatoon, Canada
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Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“"Fresh" is the operative word ...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2011

By recommendation of the hotel concierge we walked over to Zen 8 on 414 3rd Street SW in Calgary; a three minute walk from the Westin Calgary (downtown) hotel to the restaurant.

What a delightful surprise. With both booth and window seating options, this is a restaurant that one can feel fully comfortable casually dressed - we were. What were outstanding for us was the gracious Japanese service, and the quality and presentation of the dishes.

The Miso soup is now a benchmark for us; it was still light, but more flavourful and delicately enhanced with mushrooms and other fine Japanese ingredients. I enjoyed the seaweed salad - also light and delicious, and then proceeded with selecting a slow progression of assorted dishes from their menu. The scallops were sooooo fresh! The evening was terrific.

I am particularly aware of presentation, pride in work and ambiance. I give Zen 8 a 10/10.

Thank you Tetsu and Carmen - a wonderful surprise!

  • Visited November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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