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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
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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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Agoura, California
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22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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97 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 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
United States
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297 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
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.

Thank twomenwithtrumpets
Aliso Viejo, California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank dcacciapaglia
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

Thank worldeats
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49 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

The rolls are fabulous and the people are very friendly here too:) Give it a try and order from the special rolls menu you will not be disappointed! My personal fave is the one with cilantro and red onions on top, but I forgot the name :)

Thank luxtravel1173
Los Angeles, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2015

Fantastic food in a modest location at Aliso Viejo, California. Tried their Fish Nacho, Albacore Delight and Yellow fin Tuna Rolls. Totally recommend this place. Real good find and would definitely go back.

Thank TekPhotoGuy
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50 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

We live this place for sushi!! We go at least once a month or more. Great service, great sushi and atmosphere!! You can always find a seat!!! Enjoy custom sushi of your own as well they are very accommodating!!!

Thank apurplemango

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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?