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Zen Sushi & Sushi Bar

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26952 La Paz Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-3040
+1 949-643-1232
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Aliso Viejo, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been coming here for years. The back patio is kid friendly and the service is great. It also has heat lamps and plenty of seating and light. The cucumber salad and miso soup are a great start. I highly recommend the Aliso Viejo Roll and the No Kiss Roll Our kids love the Terriyaki boat.... More 

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Thank BarbaricDerek
California
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139 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The sushi was good. The restaurant needs an overhaul. The tables and menus felt sticky. Too much junk piled around.

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Thank SoCalIrish
Los Angeles, California
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68 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Had the Sashimi appetizer, and the Alaskan roll. Sasha (my daughter) ordered the soy beans and the La Paz roll. The La Paz roll has a crispy soft shell crab in it. Everything was delicious and fresh. For drinks a small hot sake and an ice tea. Total bill with tax was 35.00. We sat in the patio on back... More 

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Thank Angela A
Oklahoma City
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

This is a small sushi bar with a decent selection of rolls. I've been there twice and it was pretty good both times. The alaskan roll is my favorite so far.

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Thank Terry M
new jersey
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547 reviews
336 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016 via mobile

Small busy restaurant and also had a lot of take ours. Was there for a late nite lite dinner. I had the tempura and beef soup. It was so flavorful. They serve beer and wine.i like the decor Nd the server was great.

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Thank Bridgetpianos
California
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53 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The food is okay! Not the best sushi I've ever had, but prices are reasonable. The waiters though seem to be in a rush to get you out of there!!

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Thank pariskalor
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2016

I've been coming here since my son was born in 2007. It's like family. Aside from the staff always saying hello and welcoming us with open arms, the sushi is delicious! Grab a tall Kirin, start with an Octopus salad, and follow with a Sunset Roll. You won't be disappointed.

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Thank GallegosJC
Aliso Viejo, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016 via mobile

My family and I have been regulars at Zen Sushi for many years. It's a welcoming, cozy place where you can chat with all the folks at the sushi bar, or get a table for 4. Want more spice on your spicy? No problem. They'll customize anything you like. The sushi is always great, and if you're into rolls, they... More 

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Thank Joanne Z
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I just stopped by for a dinner after just driving by and seeing this place. It turned out to be a really small restaurant with the most delicious sushi. Everything we ordered was just fantastic. Some of the best sushi we have had and we are big sushi eaters! They also have great lunch prices. Highly recommend... More 

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Thank Kelsi W
Agoura, California
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016

I had the lunch bento box which is only $11.00. I was chicken and tempura. I don't like tempura'ed starch and asked for the tempura to be only green vegetables and shrimp. They made the substitution without complaint or up charge. The chicken teriyaki was moist and not smothered in sauce. The tempura was outstanding. The green vegetables were asparagus... More 

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Thank jme45

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26952 La Paz Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-3040
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Aliso Viejo
  • Phone Number: +1 949-643-1232

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?