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Zen Sushi & Sushi Bar

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26952 La Paz Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-3040
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Closed now
All 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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Oklahoma City
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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.

Thank Terry M
new jersey
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531 reviews
324 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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.

Thank Bridgetpianos
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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!!

Thank pariskalor
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars 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.

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 stars 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 

Thank Joanne Z
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars 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 

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 stars 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 

Thank jme45
Laguna Niguel, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2016

I have been eating here for almost 8 years. They started with one restaurant and have since added two more. That should tell you something. Also, and most important, is the sushi here is VERY fresh since they are busy much of the time and they get DAILY deliveries of seafood. Try it, you will like it!!!

Thank terry1207
Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2016

OK, my friend took me there, but none the less, the food was amazing. The only way to describe is Japanese / Mexican fusion food.... The restaurant is located in a complex of shops in Aliso Viejo. If you're in the area, definitely pop in for a visit. The menu does contain more traditional Japanese style dishes, as well as... More 

Thank Clarence G
Mission Viejo, California
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016

I'm quite surprised about the last three reviews of this restaurant. I would rate them as very good for friendliness, but the food? Below average. First, how hard is it to make a salad? I mean, that fresh ginger dressing is like SUPER easy to make. However, this restaurant does not make their own. I had a "house salad" that... More 

Thank RandRB1

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
4:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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: 949-643-1232

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