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Zen Sushi & Sushi Bar

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26952 La Paz Rd, Aliso Viejo, CA 92656-3040
949-643-1232
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Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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All hours
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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37 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW 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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3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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23 reviews
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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 

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Thank jme45
Laguna Niguel, California
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3 reviews
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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!!!

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Thank terry1207
Melbourne, Australia
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98 reviews
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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 

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Thank Clarence G
Mission Viejo, California
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6 restaurant reviews
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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 

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Thank RandRB1
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2016

I must say I am very picky about sushi and when I am on the west coast I try different places that come highly recommended. Wow! This was fabulous and so fresh. Lots of good choices and good quick service. This restaurant is small and you may have to wait because it is that "good". Go people sushi is great.

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Thank twomenwithtrumpets
Aliso Viejo, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2016 via mobile

We are picky about our sushi. As so many places have converted to "all you can eat", the quality of the fish and the fish to rice ratio has suffered. This is not the case at Zen. The sushi here is superb. It is a small space so make sure you get there early or be prepared to wait. The... More 

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Thank dcacciapaglia
California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2016 via mobile

Zen has great lunch specials, very fresh sushi and the shortribs are amazing. The happy hour is a good deal as well, the handrolls are huge (in a good way)! I've brought many friends here and they all love it and we never leave hungry. Dinner can be pretty crowded so I prefer to come earlier in the day.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating
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: 949-643-1232

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?