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“Very fresh and delicious sushi”

Zen Japanese Cuisine
Ranked #19 of 81 Restaurants in Livingston
Price range: US$20 - US$25
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Livingston, New Jersey
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118 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Very fresh and delicious sushi”
Reviewed 4 June 2014

I think they have the freshest and best tasting sushi around this area. I work in a large hospital in the area and mostly everyone who gets sushi, gets it here. I love anything they have with crab and eel. I'm not fond of fresh tuna, but everyone who likes tuna says it's great.

Visited May 2014
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English first
NY
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

I test the sushi places by ordering Dragon roll. The best one is in Zen. Haven't found better place in nj. Great selection of specialty rolls, their must haves -
Spicy New Zealand Mussel and Scallop-Hokkayaki for appetizers.
Regular items on the menu (like teriyaki chicken, etc) - don't recommend it, just stick to sushi/rolls/appetizers menu
Nice atmosphere, good service. The place is always busy, so you might have to wait, especially Friday-Sunday. But even Mondays are busy days. Note, that they are closed from 2:30pm till 4pm.

  • Visited May 2014
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Livingston, New Jersey
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Inconsistent...”
Reviewed 22 May 2014

I come here once in a while simply because the location is very convenient.  Typical sushi & hibachi joint (if you’ve been to one most of them are pretty similar & formulaic) - some rolls are very good, but others are bland.  It’s inconsistent depending on who is working – you might get a sushi chef who cares greatly about their work but sometimes the plates come out pretty sloppy & disorganized.   Also BYOB, which helps!

  • Visited May 2014
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Livingston, New Jersey, United States
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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“consistently good food”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

The food is good and well priced. Despite the location being in a near-empty strip mall, the restaurant is usually crowded and you can sometimes expect a wait. Bring a sweater because if you are seated near the door in the winter, it can be chilly from all the people coming to pick up their orders or eat in.

  • Visited March 2014
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Livingston, New Jersey
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81 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Consistently excellent”
Reviewed 15 April 2014

My family visits this restaurant on a regular basis. Sushi is fresh, the portions are generous, the price is reasonable if you print the coupon from their website. We like their special rolls (I know - American barbarians :-)).

it can get busy and a little loud - that doesn't bother me, but may be an issue for some. I also sometimes take a business lunch there as well - when in doubt, that is where we go.

  • Visited March 2014
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