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“Great looking Japanese restaurant” 3 of 5 stars
Review of Zen Bistro - Millbrae

Zen Bistro - Millbrae
420 Broadway, Millbrae, CA 94030
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Ranked #24 of 82 restaurants in Millbrae
Price range: $25 - $45
Cuisines: Sushi
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Good for: Doing business
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Redwood City, California
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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Great looking Japanese restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Nice place for dining. We tried quite a few dishes from the raw to the grilled. Pretty good food presentation. The grilled kama and mackerel were as expected. The rolls were pretty disappointing - mostly rice, where did the tuna go?

Excellent service.

I will look for reviews on their ramen before dining here again.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Indianapolis, Indiana
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“If it's the only choice in the area...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

Had to meet an old friend south of SF while visiting there. Millbrae was in the middle so Zen Bistro was the choice. The decor is modern; service from Rosina and the whole staff was very attentive and friendly. The sushi was average. Nigiri was dry and the rice wet. Spicy tuna roll bland and the tuna did not taste fresh. Tuna tataki was served with soy based sauce. The Spicy Crunchy roll was the single standout dish.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fun for Sushi and Small Plates”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2013

Sushi is featured, but the small plates, izakaya, was fun and yummy. The grilled asparagus was delicious. Their nigiri hamachi was incredibly generous - the huge thick slice of very fresh hamachi was an unexpected surprise. They also had a regular dinner and ramen which we didn't have a chance to try - but will try on my next visit.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Toronto, Canada
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19 reviews 19 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“The sushi is pretty good”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

They are very creative in their rolls. Not only that, but their restaurant looked pretty cool too. I loved the Dynamite roll.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Visalia, California, United States
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
“Creative and delicious”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2013

I love a good Sushi that uses their imagination to create new rolls that are inspiring and delicious and that's what this place did.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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