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“Looks good from the outside and it ends there...”
2 of 5 bubbles Review of Zen Restaurant

Zen Restaurant
Ranked #613 of 3,187 Restaurants in Boston
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Neighbourhood: Downtown
Charlotte, North Carolina
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76 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
“Looks good from the outside and it ends there...”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2012

This wasn't a good experience for me and we aren't that picky. First the food wasn't good. The fish smelled so fishy I could could barely eat it without feeling sick. The place is dusty. The people speak horrible english to the point it's hard to order. The table was sticky. No a/c on a hot summer day. Poor ambiance. The worst part is that it still wasn't cheap or anything. Go somewhere else and pay more if you have to, but have a decent meal. Very disappointed overall.

Visited August 2012
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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Brisbane, Australia
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153 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
“Sashimi is quite unique”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2012

I order sashimi for one, and received a crab stick (highly processed stick of whatever you think it might be) and egg. Sasimi is seafood. Annoyed as this was a 15 piece and this extingished 4 pieces for $25. very basic tables and service, high traffic of take away and with so many staff i would have thought the service could have been better

Visited August 2012
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East Dennis
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“Lunch on the patio - Delicious!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2012

We stopped here for lunch before heading back home, we had stayed at Nine Zero just around the corner and had our dog with us. We had spied the restaurant the night before on an evening walk and were hoping they would allow us to have our dog on the patio, which they did! It was a rainy, drizzly afternoon but the umbrellas kept us dry. Our waitress was very good, pleasant, knowledgable, and accomodating. She even got us a bowl of water for our dog! The lunch was delicious, we got three of the special sushi rolls and some nigri sushi. I had a nice chilled sake while my boyfriend had his Sapporo. Everything was fresh tasting and exactly what we were looking for. Great service, good sushi, at a decent price. Would definately go back.

  • Visited July 2012
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32 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
“ok”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2012

It was OK. Nothing to brag about. The Plum Wine was too sweet. Sushi was fresh, but bland. Probably won't go back.

Visited June 2012
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Maryland
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Quaint but good sushi restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2012

We stayed in Boston for a night and this restaurant was about a block away from our hotel so we thought we would give it a try. They had a good variety of Sake and a large menu. We each had a few sushi rolls which were fresh and delicious. We shared the soft-shelled crab fried rice which was amazing. The interior of the restaurant was small but they have a nice outdoor seating area which would be nice if it had been warmer and not raining. Overall, we had a great dining experience here.

  • Visited April 2012
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