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Zipangu Japanese Restaurant

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5096 N West Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-2901
559-432-5422
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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

For those of you who ever frequented Enshino Sushi (L.A.) back in its heyday, the same Sano, Master Sushi Chef is back here in Fresno! He is the real deal & knows his trade. Variety of fish & specialties. We suggest traditional method, sit down & allow Sano to prepare for you!! We're here every weekend.

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Thank Ibnbattuta2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016 via mobile

The best food for timpanyaki. Good amount with enough for leftovers. Prices are good for what you are getting.👍

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Thank Flyingflintstones
Fresno, California
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4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2016

Miso soup was average, pot stickers soggy, bland, tasteless with no hot oil or vinegar to add. They served beer but no wine. I don't drink beer. Totally lacking any atmosphere. Place was dark, large, and empty. I won't go there again.

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Thank joan l
Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2016

I've been there twice since it has reopened under the original chef. Not much has changed in the decor, but the qulaity of the food is much improved. The gyoza were a little stange, but the ramen and sushi were both excellent. The staff is friendly and helpful.

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Thank David F
Fresno, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

I have a young friend who thought this was a wonderful place, and since I live so close to it, I thought I'd try it. Big mistake! Terrible service, terrible food. It just pales in comparison to other Japanese restaurants in the area, and I'm surprised that it's still in business. What's funny is that it's more expensive for mediocre... More 

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Thank crazytracy78
Fresno, California
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We were there on Aug 22, 2012. There were 7 of us to celebrate my daughters birthday. The waitress took 50 minutes to get us the miso soup and other 30 minutes for our fried rice, forgot our appetizers, only refilled our drinks once the 3 hours we were there. Finally brought out 5 dinners and forgot our utensils, then... More 

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Thank Kris260
Fresno, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We met family there with out children and their child. Service was fast and friendly. Portions are generous and they kept our drink glasses full. On this particular evening the air conditioner was. It working and it make our visit a bit uncomfortable. Seating arrangements are crowded.

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Thank FreeFromFresno
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2012

We went here on 2/18/11 to celebrate a late Valentine's day dinner per a recommendation from my sister. We've ate here about 3 years earlier and the experience was a 2 star, therefore have not been back since then. The sushi and sashimi was ok...I've had better. The seaweed salad was great. You won't be disappointed if you order this.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2010

I went for lunch first teppanyaki ive gone to was an okay experience, not fancy like you see on tv but the cook was very funny and did a good job. The food was good not expensive and they serve a lot of food i had to take some of it home and those who finished it were absoloutly stuffed!... More 

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Fowler, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2008

We have been going to Zipangu Japanese Resturant for years. It is not fancy but the food is great. They also make the biggest, and most tasteful sushi we ever had. We have tried different one each time. Their combination dinners are the best. The Korean shortribs are to die for. The teppanyaki is not fancy but the cooks are... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5096 N West Ave, Fresno, CA 93711-2901
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Fresno
  • Phone Number: 559-432-5422

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