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“Great Sushi!!!”
Review of Now and Zen

Now and Zen
Ranked #113 of 582 Restaurants in Charlottesville
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed August 24, 2012

Quaint little place tucked on a side street off the downtown mall serving some of the best sushi in town. We sampled our way through the menu, the dumplings were very flavorful, the phili roll featured delicately smoked salmon, the crunchy spicy tuna roll was huge and enough to share and very tasty. The value for the price paid was unbelievable, much better than the other sushi restaurant on the mall.

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Reviewed March 4, 2012

We went here on a Friday night at 6pm (which in C'ville is prime dinner time sadly). The place filled up quickly which was a good sign, but the kitchen could not keep up with the patrons. Our endamame was partially frozen still. We never got our inari that we ordered and we waited a little more than an hour for our sushi. When it did come it was more rice than fish which meant low on flavor. For $65 for 3 people (we only drank water so this was all food), this seems a bit much.

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Reviewed March 2, 2012

Delicious food! It took a while for us to get served, but was very yummy!

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Reviewed January 7, 2012

Chef Toshi Sato has worked so hard to get this up and running and he's doing a great job. The food is absolutely delicious. He's pulling this together by himself but the waitress said he will be getting more help in the kitchen soon. The sushi is awesome. Some comment that the wait is too long but it's worth it. Besides places are too rushed these days anyway. In true Zen style, just relax and let it flow. Get some wine, hang out and you'll enjoy the experience. We will definitely patronize Now and Zen.

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Reviewed December 18, 2011

I got a tip about this restaurant while on a plane to Korea, touting it as the best sushi in Charlottesville. I went for lunch, had the yaki soba noodles, which were freshly prepared, and included a nice selection of veggies that worked with the noodles. The sushi at the other tables looked beautiful. service was great and the atmosphere was low key, cafe tables and a few booths in a fairly small space, with an area where you could sit on the floor. Warm and friendly service, and good, well-priced meal.

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