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Zen-Toro At Davis

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132 E St, Davis, CA 95616
(530) 753-0154
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Rafael, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2016

We were a little worried booking this as a grad celebration lunch, but since everywhere else of note was booked, and our son had eaten dinner here a couple of times - we went ahead. Great experience! Sashimi platter was ready for our arrival (we brought our own champagne), excellent selection of fresh fish, large back room was perfect for... More 

Thank Michael P
Davis, California
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

Party of 5. We had a VIP visitor we wanted to impress. It was a disaster. Three plates served 20 minutes after arrival. Fourth arrived 10 minutes later. The fifth 10 minutes after that even after I got up and told the waiter that it was unacceptable for that person to be kept waiting for so long. Diners who received... More 

Thank IMHO4321
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18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

Good japanese food. The rolls are tasty, miso soup is very good too and the salad has a nice dressing. The lunch menu is a good and not very expensive choice.

Thank Emilly D
Davis, California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

We had one of the lunch specials which was a lot of food, since you start with soup and salad, at a very reasonable price. We ended with the fried ice cream which was delicious. Excellent service and tasty food.

Thank Sanine W
Davis, California
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32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Great food, be aware of rather big portions. Hard not to eat as it's very good hence we end up eating twice more than we should :) Really enjoyed rolls, creative and very tasty. Location (downtown Davis) makes it quite busy during lunch. Enjoy!

Thank Anatoly S
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23 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Pricey but good sushi, sashimi, and Japanese food. This is more of an upscale place, not so much of a student hang out.

Thank Andrew R
Davis, CA
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

We live in Davis, and despite closeness of Sacramento with its larger selection we keep going to Zen Toro weekly for the last couple of years. Ingredients are always fresh, we tried pretty much all menu, and everything tastes great. The only thing I regret they don't have is outdoor seating.

Thank AlexeiI
Pacific Grove, California
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162 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

We usually get edamame and calamari as appetizers and a large selection of rolls for the main course. Everything has tasted fresh and good so it's a regular stop when we're in town.

Thank John H
Davis, California
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231 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 191 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

Zen Toro is a new favorite! We've visited a couple of times, buying a couple of appetizers and sushi rolls in addition to our meals. Everything was fantastic. In fact, Zen Toro's calamari, our bellwether dish, ordered everywhere we go, is the best we've ever had. If that weren't enough, the service we've received is excellent and friendly. I just... More 

Thank rockyhillgal
southern california
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243 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

I went with colleagues one of whom is Japanese and said the place was "pretty good". I figured it could not be bad with that recommendation. The place is crowded but not unduly noisy. It has an extensive sushi menu and also a number of hot food options. I ordered a grilled salmon with some side dishes. Everything was great.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 132 E St, Davis, CA 95616
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Davis
  • Phone Number: (530) 753-0154

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?