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Sushi-Zen Japanese Restaurant

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2457 N Harrison St, Arlington, Arlington, VA 22207-1611
703-534-6000
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5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW 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 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 stars 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 stars 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 116 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 stars 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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Arlington, Virginia
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79 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

This is our favorite sushi restaurant in the area! Run by a family and they make you feel as if you are a guest in their home. Sushi is always fresh and delicious! They have a happy hour, with discounts on bar, sushi rolls and appetizers. It is Mon-Thu, until 6:30pm, great deals!

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

Thanks for taking the time to leave us a review, Lynn. We are extremely honored to be your favorite sushi restaurant in the area! You are correct, all of our sushi is made from fresh ingredients and we appreciate your recognition. We look forward to seeing you again. Best, the Sushi-Zen team More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Just good sushi. No more. No Less. We had the small boat. Perfect for 2 persons. The shrimp tempura is good as well. Twelve large shrimp straight up with no fuss.

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

Hi Joseph, thanks so much for your feedback! We're happy to hear you enjoyed eating at Sushi-Zen. Hope to see you all again soon! Best, the Sushi-Zen team More 

Arlington, Virginia
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

There are many options to dine on Japanese food in northern Virginia, but we continue to make Sushi-Zen our go-to restaurant for sushi (we try to get there about every other week, despite busy daytime schedules). The setting is elegant - serene and quiet which makes conversation easy, the entire staff is friendly, efficient and accommodating, and the food is... More 

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

We are thrilled to hear we are your go to restaurant for sushi, Neil! We are happy to hear you continually have great experiences with us as well. We look forward to seeing you again! Best, The Sushi-Zen team More 

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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
    4 of 5 stars
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
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: 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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