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“Good sushi” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Zen Sushi Bar & Restaurant

Zen Sushi Bar & Restaurant
72 Jalan Drupadi, Seminyak, Bali 60321, Indonesia
+62 812-3966-4632
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Ranked #97 of 292 Restaurants in Seminyak
Price range: $4 - $8
Cuisines: Japanese
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Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Stylish, open air Japanese restaurant with cocktail bar, wines and ice cold beers. A vast range of tasty hot and cold morsels, fried chicken, noodles, beef dishes, sushi and sashimi. Friendly staff with fast service accompanied by clublike down tempo music. Authentic Tokyo izakaya style flavours. Pub atmosphere at very reasonable prices.
Auckland Region, New Zealand
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Good sushi”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

Very yummy sushi, the deep fried tofu sauce was little weak. Mojitos were very nice and strong and it was 2 for 1! The service was very good, really friendly staff!

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Craig A, Owner at Zen Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, July 8, 2014
Thanks very much for your review. We look forward to the opportunity of serving you again.
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Singapore, Singapore
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Definitely worth the find! Go there people!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

We decided to come to this restaurant after reading the great reviews on TA. As others have mentioned, Zen Sushi is located at the end of an alley away from the main Seminyak area. You would probably need to have a map to direct your taxi to this location.

We were initially skeptical and thought we might have been fooled by the other reviews after stepping into a completely empty restaurant at dinner time on a Friday night. We couldn't be any more wrong. This is definitely the best Japanese food in Bali. In fact, the best food we've had in our 10 days in Bali. More people need to come to this place!

The unagi (eel) was very fresh and tender and not like the processed ones you get in other restaurants. We also tried some of the fusions rolls that are to die for. The Volcano (featured on the menu) and Phoenix rolls were the definitely the highlight of our night. They were awesome enough that we decided we'll be back again tomorrow for more!

The ambience was quiet, relaxed and stylish. Prices were definitely reasonable and probably cheaper than what you would get at other similar restaurants. The service was friendly and very efficient. The owner personally came over to our table and ask us about the food and to gather our feedback.

Bottom Line: A little out of the way, but definitely worth the 15K RP taxi ride from the main Seminyak area for great japanese food. The fusion rolls (at only 60-70K RP) are definitely a must.

  • Visited July 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Craig A, Owner at Zen Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, July 5, 2014
Thankyou for your excellent review. With all of the great reviews we are getting, surely more and more people will find us. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts for going out of your way to find us, then enjoy our service…and then to take the time to write your review. Looking forward to serving you and your friends again.
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Melbourne, Australia
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42 reviews 42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Absolutely Delicious!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I visited this restaurant for lunch with our two daughters (aged 7 and 5), and we all absolutely loved it! The waiter was welcoming and friendly, and served us impeccably throughout the meal. The menu was extensive and varied, with some very inventive sushi options. Every dish we ordered was freshly prepared and beautifully presented, and the drinks were refreshingly cold. Our five year old declared that she enjoyed the best sushi EVER here! We have recommended this restaurant to others, and will be back ourselves when next in Bali.

Visited July 2014
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Craig A, Owner at Zen Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write a wonderful review for our restaurant. My staff takes great joy in giving the very best of service to our guests. We also appreciate you telling your friends about us.
Looking forward to serving you again on your next visit to Bali.
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Where to go for sushi!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

I wasn't expecting much for sushi in Bali but what a pleasant surprise! Food was delicious as the service was typical Balinese nice. Very friendly and helpful. Came back a second time and it was just as good.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Craig A, Owner at Zen Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, June 22, 2014
Thanks very much for taking the time to review us. I cant tell you enough how much we enjoy presenting excellent food to our guests. We are looking forward to seeing you again, we love people who love what we do....
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Sydney, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Japanese in Bali”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2014

Zen Sushi restaurant offers some of the best Japanese food not just in Bali, but anywhere. I became totally addicted to their ultra fresh mixed sushi platters. The sake comes piping hot, the ambience is casual but classy, the service outstanding, and it's all run brilliantly by Craig Alexander, an expat Australian who's restaurant in a Lismore New South Wales won major awards. Affordable, and in the heart of Drupadi Road Seminyak this place is a MUST for lovers of Japanese cuisine. The menu is varied and there's plenty of variety to satisfy everyone. The Tempura outstanding. Go. You won't regret it.

  • Visited June 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Craig A, Owner at Zen Sushi Bar & Restaurant, responded to this review, June 20, 2014
Thanks Nicholas for your great review. My staff and I enjoyed your regular visits to our restaurant and we all look forward to your return to Bali. Wishing you all the best from all of us at Zen Sushi.
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