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Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant

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2457 N Harrison St, Arlington, Arlington, VA 22207-1611
+1 703-534-6000
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Arlington, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Really enjoyed our most recent family visit to sushi zen. The service is impeccable and the sushi always the freshest. My kids love the soup and salad which they never eat anywhere else. Thanks Sushi Zen!

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Rosie G, Owner at Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review! I am thrilled to read that you and your kids love our resturant and I hope you dine with us again soon! Thanks once again and I hope you have a wonderful day! More 

Falls Church, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our sushi dinner tonight. Be sure to ask about the avacado, cucumber, asparagus nigiri rolls.

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Rosie G, Owner at Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Dave_FCC! We are happy to hear that always have great experiences with us and that you love the avocado, cucumber, asparagus nigiri rolls. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, The Sushi-Zen Team More 

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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 3, 2016

I come here often and the food and service are always good. This last visit, service was slow and bill was wrong... but the server may have been new. Other than this visit, will always keep coming back!

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Rosie G, Owner at Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Monica. We appreciate your patronage and are glad that you always enjoy your time with us! We look forward to seeing you again. Best, the Sushi-Zen team More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 26, 2016 via mobile

My daughter and I have a mother/daughter lunch there almost every week after her dance class. We are always warmly welcomed and taken well care of. One of the sushi chefs in particular has always taken good care of our orders. The sushi is solidly done and presented nicely. We love coming here!

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Rosie G, Owner at Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for the incredible review, friend! I am thrilled to read about your weekly routine and it warms my heart! Have a wonderful day and we look forward to seeing you this week! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

We go here about twice a month, the kids love it. They have the miso soup, gyoza, edamame, bowls of white rice and sometimes split a teriyaki chicken (or candy chicken as they call it). My wife and I get sushi - the salmon is always exceptional. The service is ok, not great but it is a small place so... More 

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Rosie G, Owner at Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Frank. We are so happy to see that you return twice a month and always have a great experience with us and enjoy your food! We are happy to hear you and your wife enjoy the sushi so much that you consider us the best in the area. We look... More 

Arlington, Virginia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2016

you MUST try this restaurant! this is our go-to restaurant for sushi in northern virginia. the food is excellent, the menu has a lot of variety, there are some very inventive and unique sushi rolls that go beyond what most restaurants offer, the price is reasonable, the service is very friendly and efficient, and the decor is pleasing. also, great... More 

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Rosie G, Owner at Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Neil. We are extremely honored to be your go-to sushi restaurant in Northern Virginia! We look forward to seeing you again. Best, the Sushi-Zen team More 

Arlington, Virginia
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016

My husband and I come here often. It is very nice to get a nice light meal close to home. I love the service. We have a favorite table we always get if it is available. The staff is friendly. This place can get busy so we try to go early or late.

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Rosie G, Owner at Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write this review. I am thrilled to read that you enjoyed the food and service and hope you dine with us again soon! Have a great day! More 

Washington DC, District of Columbia
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Mushy, gloppy signature rolls that mask the taste of the fish; lukewarm Kirin; tempura just like Burger King (it's an onion ring). All the rock paraphernalia in the world can't help.

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Woolwine, Virginia
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225 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 117 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

We enjoyed sitting at the bar and watching our food being prepared. To me sitting at a table at a sushi restaurant is to miss the true experience. This was a busy night so they had 3 chefs cutting a way. We had the uni which was fresh and actually as far as uni goes priced fairly. The rolls we... More 

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Rosie G, Owner at Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review. We are so happy to see that you and your wife had such a great experience with us and enjoyed all of your food! We look forward to seeing you again. Best, the Sushi-Zen Team More 

Arlington, Virginia
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 16, 2016

The sushi here is good and the location is convenient. They have a good kids' menu for those who like sushi and those who don't. Very good tempura also.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$20
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2457 N Harrison St, Arlington, Arlington, VA 22207-1611
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Arlington
  • Phone Number: +1 703-534-6000
Description
Sushi Chef and owner, Shoji Mochizuki, opened Sushi Zen Japanese Restaurant in 1997. It is conveniently located in the Lee-Harrison Shopping Center, in the heart of North Arlington, Virginia. Featured in the Washingtonian Cheap Eats Magazine, The Washington Post, as well as two time winner of Northern Virginia Living's TOP 50 Restaurants in Northern Virginia, Sushi-Zen offers a relaxed family environment. The sushi bar provides a variety of Japanese delicacies - made fresh to order - including a wide variety of sushi and sashimi artistically prepared and presented on their well-recognized hand-carved wooden fishing boats, complete with masts, ranging from small to large. Sushi-Zen Celebrates SEVENTEEN Years in Business 1997-2014

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