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Zenbu

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2003 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1726
+1 760-633-2223
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Overview
  • Excellent45%
  • Very good11%
  • Average22%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible11%
Sep 4, 2017
“Fresh seafood”
Jul 1, 2017
“Great food!”
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2003 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1726
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Reviewed September 4, 2017

We went for sushi at the end of a soccer tournament weekend. We went on a Sunday and it was pretty empty. Lucky because it is very small. Maybe 5-6 4 tops and the bar. The sushi menu was very small but the food was...More

Thank enmbrass
Reviewed July 1, 2017

This is a wonderful restaurant with a great sushi menu and happy hour. Two of us split a few appetizers - which were at a great price because it was still happy hour. Pot Stickers were to die for, with this amazing dipping sauce. We...More

Thank Lisa L
Reviewed January 24, 2017 via mobile

If I'm going to spend $65 on 2 sushi rolls, an appetizer and a modo soup, I expect quality. Those are NYC prices! Unfortunately the quality was not there. Nor was the atmosphere. Staff was great however. Nevertheless, I can't justify ever going back.

Thank SuitNflipflops
Reviewed November 5, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner here on Sat night. Our server was really nice. The sushi rolls were good. The food does take a long while to get to the table, so bring your patience, but it's really good.

Thank TerryEgan
Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

After being to Zenbu before, I was looking forward to this visit, that changed after it took an hour and a half for just our edamame to come out. After eating our edamame, dishes started coming that we had not ordered and the meal started...More

2  Thank PineStreetEater
Reviewed December 3, 2015 via mobile

After wanting to go for awhile, we finally got to try Zenbu. For a beverage the hot green tea was good. Instead of sushi I opted for the seared wok bowl with rotisserie chicken. The dish was simple, but well prepared and very satisfying. The...More

1  Thank SamPav
Reviewed October 24, 2014 via mobile

Zenbu has the best sushi in town! Cocktails are great too! Wednesday night they have live music, everyday they have happy hour before 5 pm with half off the menu. This is great for a date night:)

Thank Bentecotter
Reviewed September 24, 2014

First visit to this place and had a great time and the food was excellent. Cool aquarium with yellow fin tuna inside.

Thank Patrik_Liljekvist
Reviewed March 4, 2014

Food was pretty decent but the service was slow and the place is so noisy you cNt hope to converse. It thinks it's the hippest spot on the coast. Overpriced and overrated.

Thank cardiffdiver
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  • Address: 2003 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Encinitas, CA 92007-1726
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Encinitas  >  Cardiff-by-the-Sea
  • Phone Number: +1 760-633-2223
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