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“Japanese Gem”

Vizen Japanese Cuisine
Ranked #487 of 1,051 Restaurants in Sarasota
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed May 28, 2013

Excellent sushi, fresh and delicious. Rolls are imaginative and full of flavor, presentation on the plate is gorgeous!
Service is very gracious though a bit slow.

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Reviewed May 15, 2013

First few times food was very good. However, each time we went back it was going down. I prefer sashimi-fish, no rice, avoid carbs- Item was originally served on a mousse. Next few times my sashimi was served on a slice of Italian/French bread!!!! Our last time I had questioned waitress, who had trouble understanding. The rest of my order was wrong. She really did not understand what I ordered and brought out a very skimpy meal/dish which was not adequate for dinner. I went home and had a protein drink. Have not been back this season.

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Thank Barbara r
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Reviewed May 5, 2013

was in sarasota for a meeting and my colleague wanted sushi and so we got on tripadvisor and found this restaurant ...it was excellent but the servings were small ...we realized that when we ordered the seaweed salad and it was one spoonful. The sushi was excellent, well prepared and nicely served but not if you have an appetite and we did..we ordered eel and there were 2 pieces of eel presented. The bill was pricey , the meal was excellent but when we left we had to go have some more food elsewhere just to satisfy our hunger...so as a pre-meal, great, as a sit down dinner, for two old guys, nowhere near enough food....seth koch

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Thank animaleyedoc
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Reviewed May 3, 2013

This restaurant has the appearance of a hole in the wall when seen from the street. Once inside, it is a tranquil, sedate Japanese restaurant. We ordered several sushi and sashimi offerings, along with a couple of rolls. Servers were immaculate, professional and knowledgeable. The presentation was exquisite and actually paled compared to the quality of the food. The black cod roll, the toro and uni were spectacular. Most sushi in this part of the world consists of a glob of rice and a piece of raw fish - not here. It takes classical dishes to an entirely new level. The rice was perfect and the fish was sliced properly to bring out the best flavors. A definite must go to and worth a detour.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

Wow. We loved it all. I am Tofu fan, and it was delicately fried. The dumplings were the best I ever had. Smoked scallops were done to perfection. The "Black Jack" roll was the table favorite--so go for it. A bit pricey so it'll be for our special night out. They should think of offering some
reduced prices as Happy Hour deals....The restaurant was sadly quiet for Saturday at 7 pm...
It is a gem, and the Chef needs accolades. Bravo to all.

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Thank martonewyork
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