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“Zen - Highs and Lows”
Review of Zen Restaurant

Zen Restaurant
Ranked #702 of 3,275 Restaurants in Boston
Cuisines: Japanese
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Dining options: Outdoor Seating
Neighborhood: Downtown
Reviewed December 27, 2013

It looks like a quaint typical authentic Japanese restaurant and menu certainly is. But our waitress spoke Mandarin, not Japanese. We were the last customer and were very much rushed.
The Yaki Ramen was very good, but heavily loaded with onions and not very much ramen. This is probably not enough for a meal for most adults. The deluxe sushi platter was good but an acceptable value at $19. The custom made maki roll was okay, but only had a very thin layer of fake crab. All in all, it's okay, but nothing to go out of your way for.

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Thank Erik C
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Reviewed December 3, 2013

Had to have sushi on a girl's weekend so we stopped into Zen. Great experience!! Food was fresh and yummy. Lots of choice even if you are not a sushi fan. Small dining area but very intimate. Great service!! Would highly recommend and would visit again.

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Thank annolope
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Reviewed December 2, 2013

While several wanted sushi, a couple of us didn't like sushi and wanted other options. Everyone walked away happy. The salad I ate was crisp and fresh with a delicious sauce. The Yaki Ramen with vegetables and chicken was plentiful and tasty. I ended up having leftovers to bring home and enjoy later. Those who ordered sushi also seemed very happy with their meals.

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Thank Heidi K
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Reviewed October 9, 2013

The sushi was good, but it was almost impossible to hear in the upstairs seating area which was full of people talking in regulator tones. Plus, TV was on. Service was slow.

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Thank AmyR50
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Reviewed July 25, 2013 via mobile

Best yaki soba I've ever had. Sushi is delish as well. Beautiful sushi rolls. Very happy we just stopped into this restaurant.

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Thank HilldaleGal
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