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“Very good”
Review of Industry Zen

Industry Zen
Ranked #117 of 3,616 Restaurants in Auckland Region
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Very good”
Reviewed December 11, 2013

The food was really nice and the service was attentive. I went for a large Sashimi deluxe and it came out quickly. The fish was high quality. However, you will probably need a side of rice to fill you up.
It was a little hard from the menu to figure out how much food would come with a specific item. The menu could do with a little more explanation to help you figure out what to order, you don't want to end up hungry.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank Andrew N
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Cambridge, New Zealand
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wow! Great Japanese food...”
Reviewed September 21, 2013 via mobile

We tried lots of the items on the menu, my wife lived in Japan for 8 years and declared it was the best restaurant meal she'd had in her life, which is really saying something. They forgot our beers once which was forgivable since they were really busy. Overall unbelievable presentation and quality food!

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank NZTraveller21_11
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Auckland, New Zealand
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219 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
“Presentation and delicious food”
Reviewed September 7, 2013

We booked Zen for our 10 years anniversary with my wife. It was our first time at Zen. We took our two children with us (2 and 5 years old). Very impressed with polite and hassle free service. The dishes were coming one after another in nice flow. We were neither rushed to eat or waiting for food to come.Just perfect :) We ordered 9-10 different dishes ranging from sashimi blue fin tuna to karage.Great flavours and presentation of the dishes amazing!!!! The desert was just ok nothing spectacular but not disappointing. Our kids enjoyed it and we had amazing night. Thank you guys at Industry Zen we will be back.

If you come in larger group I definitely recommend booking as we were previously turned down.
It is very busy place but worth going. Highly recommended.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Spatchski
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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202 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
“Superb presentation in decor and food”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

The four of us booked Industry Zen for a week-night dinner. Parking on the street can be difficult, but there is a parking building across the road. We were quickly greeted and seated near the kitchen at the rear of the restaurant. The night was cold, but heaters inside kept the room at a comfortable temperature. The chefs at work in the kitchen can be seen through a glass wall, and when a large drum is sounded during the evening, will bow to guests. To start, we chose Raw of the Day, a stunningly presented sashimi plate with a variety of seafood and sauces. Delicious, and well-priced at NZ$36 for four. The two males ordered Tender Beef Tataki with citrus sauce which they enjoyed, while we two women had Fried Squid Legs, and the Prawn and Crab Croquettes, also excellent. For dessert, we shared a Plate of Greed, aptly named and quite a treat. It was fascinating watching other meals arriving at tables near us, as all the dishes were served in different and unusual vessels - one in a small rickshaw. The service was attentive and friendly, but at times a little frustrating when English wash't understood, though this makes for a more authentic Japanese evening. We'll definitely be returning.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Cadarnle
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Homer, Alaska, United States
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1 review
“Best Restaurant in New Zealand”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Always delicious. Never dull. The staff is helpful very polite and attentive. It is like being in Japan there is the same sincere welcoming feeling. It is now THE place to host a party or go for a family dinner.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank Natashana_Fatale
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