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“Good sushi, nice atmosphere” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Palace Sushi Zen

Palace Sushi Zen
Grand Chene 7-9, Lausanne 1003, Switzerland
+41 21 331 39 88
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Ranked #54 of 461 Restaurants in Lausanne
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $23 - $92
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi
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Dining options: Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Irashsaïmasé...We are pleased to welcome you at palace sushi-zen, whose philosophy is to reinvent traditional japanese cuisine. The constant quest of an itamaesan is to modernise his way of cooking by intimately combining aesthetics and taste. The pleasure of the eye being the first step of a tasting, the former has to be fulfi lled in order for tastebuds to begin the unexpected journey this "avant-garde" cuisine invites you to.The neophyte will become initiated to the blending of flavours and colours while the tsu (true connoisseur) will appreciate these audacious compositions.The creation of a new culinary atmosphere implies a mixing of cultures and the elaboration of a new kind of dish. Everyone is pleased, the raw fish, meat or vegetable lover's requirements and gustatory sense will be satisfied.Astonishment is the key word of this culinary quest, our aim is to extract you from your daily reality and to offer you a parenthesis of discoveries and change of scenery…Let yourselves be carried by novelty!ken kawakami
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“Good sushi, nice atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2013

I liked this sushi place. Nice choice and many options even for people who are not huge sushi fans. Try chef's recommendations. Miso soup is also very nice.

Visited January 2013
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Good but not great”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

Food is good but nothing special. If you are used to sushi in JAPAN or the US, this is average. If you are Swiss, its better than average.

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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Very good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012 via mobile

We stumbled upon Sushi Zen at lunchtime. We were very excited about the prospect of a good sushi restaurant. There were no tables left so we sat at the lunch bar. We were not disappointed. The "set lunch" menu was straight forward, but delicious. I enjoyed lunch very much.

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“best sushi restaurant in switzerland”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

restaurant is very modern with an asian feel to it. the food was exotic, it was a flavour explosion, very much fusion style , with a blend of the historical japanese cuisine blended with a european taste. a must visit....

Visited June 2012
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Lausanne, Switzerland
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“What a good sushi bar should be. Great service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

In any city, it's important to know which sushi bar can satisfy a sudden craving. Do you know what I mean? In Lausanne, the Palace Hotel is an institution and is widely recognized as one of the finest hotels in Europe. So when the old craving hit, I headed for the Palace Sushi Zen for lunch. The staff at the Palace is probably trained in a secret place: service there is always perfect. They are friendly, efficient and always make you feel special... I like that.
On to the lunch: sunomono, followed by sashimi moriawase. I have this fare to be the best way to test the quality and assortment of the fish and the expertise of the chef. I must say that my craving was treated rather well. It was good. Not magical, but quite good. With a beer, an espresso, the bill was about CHF80. No complaints, we're in a fine Swiss hotel and the amount was in line with my expectation. I will return there without worry.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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