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“if you like japanese - skip it!” 2 of 5 bubbles
Review of Zen

Zen
Ranked #149 of 5,294 Restaurants in Recife
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Espinheiro
Salvador, BA
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232 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
“if you like japanese - skip it!”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 25, 2011

Totally lacking in atmosphere, sleepy service, food that should be sent back to the kitchen - but they can't do any better so what's the point.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank brasilboy
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English first
Lausanne, Vaud, Switzerland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Japanese Food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

Know as one of the best restaurants in Recife and the best restaurant of Japanese food, the design and organization of the restaurant is very good, everything is nice and clean, the treatment is very good, there is one big variety of all you can eat. I recommend.

  • Visited October 2010
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Flávio A
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Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Zen is amazing!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2011

I love this place, OK, the prices are high, not very high, only high, but the quality of food "pays it", the ambient is great, comfortable a lot, the waiter service is average, can be better.

I love sushi food, so likes Zen is very normal, the sushi are perfect in presentation and the taste. the best sushi restaurant of Recife. It´s a good place to go with a good company, if you understand me, lol.

  • Visited July 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank RodThiers
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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72 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2011

Very nice place to go... I dont belive in Rodizioabout japonese food since the food can be spoild easy. .

  • Visited June 2011
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank brazil_cat_30
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Recife, PE
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Variety and Taste”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2011

Zen Recife.

Some flavors are unique, and when you’re talking about sushi, every exception is a specialty. That’s basically the philosophy of Zen. Known as one of the best restaurants in northern Recife, PE, Brazil.

Like every sushi restaurant, Zen has some dishes which will only be found in that restaurant: If you like spicy food, you could order the Urumaki Tae, which is a spicy-mustard-melted salmon sushi with cheddar. By the way, many people complain that the only cheese used in the preparation of the sushi is the original cream cheese, but if you look in Zen, there's sushi which are prepared using cheddar. There also a couple of mini-dishes, for example, the Mini Tepan Yaki, which is made of rice, shrimp (or meat), and sauté potatoes.

Zen has also a certain variety of drinks, from alcoholic to sodas. It also has a stereo background music that’s well-chosen. Zen has opened recently another restaurant that’s right across the street, in front of the old one, so if one of them is full, the other will probably have seats.

The decoration and organization of the restaurant is really good. Everything is beautiful and clean. The waiters are really efficient and the food arrives fast.

Talking about desserts, Zen has a good variety of delicious desserts, such as Ice Cream Tempurá, which is battered ice cream with teriyaki sauce. They also have a couple of more good famous desserts, like a petit gateau.

Anyway, I think is really good restaurant, and if you enjoy sushi and if you go to Recife you should visit it.

  • Visited March 2011
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank MattewAm
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