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“Unique Asian tapas” 5 of 5 stars
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Now and Zen
202 2nd St NW, Charlottesville, VA 22902
434-971-1177
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Ranked #45 of 463 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Japanese
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Charlottesville, Virginia
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Unique Asian tapas”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We are local and was first time here- food was high quality, delicious and great presentation. Arrived early- 5:30 pm , so no wait.. But took awhile to get food. Waiter was helpful - made great suggestions and was attentive despite wait. We will return .

  • Visited April 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Lynchburg, Virginia
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
“Great sushi, poor service, and lonnng wait!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2013

The sushi was awesome, but we had to wait a long time for it. There was only 1 waitress for the whole restaurant and even though she was over worked, she was rude and not very pleasant. Not sure if we will go back again...

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Charlottesville, VA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Great value and convenient location to Downtown Mall”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012 via mobile

This has become our favorite restaurant in town. We are locals and we eat regularly at Peter Chang's also. We also eat at the Clifton Inn, Maya and many of the l other ocal restaurants. Charlottesville is so fortunate to have all these great options., As several people have no did the service here can take a while simply because it is a small staff. We have also decided to go elsewhere several times simply because the wait is too long. The food is the highlight here it is always fresh and tasty. We recommend the Green Giant. The staff waiting the tables is very fun and helpful. The prices are very reasonable including for corkage if you bring your own wine. Try the wasabi peanuts on your way out. Enjoy!!?

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
“Best place in town”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2012

The food is fantastic , we were surprise on how big the rolls were and at the end the price was great ! This is our favorite spot in town now ... If you love sushi you have to try it. And the best thing ever it's that they sell homemade cookies that were to die for ... I just love it

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Check before ordering out”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

Wanted to order out from here on a Sat. eve and was told they would accept the order, but usually not on a w/e night. ??? In front of me was the "Take Out" menu. Things we ordered were not sushi, so should have been partially prepared and/or not hard to prepare. When we got home we realized they forgot one item. Went back to get it and found one person cancelling a take out order that "took too long" and another saying they had been seated a long time "where was their food?". There you have it for service.
The food seemed fresh, but was really mediocre. The tpfu steak was very good, the noodles filled with lots of cabbage, not really other vegetables.
Would return for tofu steak, but would go when restaurant is otherwise empty

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