Dallas >Food & Dining > Zen Sushi
380 W Seventh St, Dallas, TX | Directions 7520832.748622 -96.827563
Neighborhoods: Wynnewood North
I'm all about sushi spots with a good vibe and with this place, the name definitely says it all. Took my sister here for her birthday and we had a great time. Friendly waiters and amazing rolls. It can be a hit or miss with sushi and luckily this was a home run!
Best sushi in Dallas – THIS is the place to go for sushi in the DFW metroplex. Don't waste your time and money anywhere else.
Zen is in the Bishop Arts District, nestled in a strip of other restaurants and trendy boutiques. The interior is small and intimate, and the food is wonderful. Sit at the sushi bar and talk to the owner as she prepares your food. She serves things in stages - you don't get everything at once, and she saves the best dish of your order for last.
Great chef's table – We love sushi and will drive long distances to find a good place. Driving from Fort Worth to Dallas to experience the chef's table at Zen Sushi was one of the best meals we had in a long time. We made reservations after reading a review in the Dallas Morning News. The $100 per person tasting menu seemed like a lot, but it was well worth it. The Japanese Red Snapper done in a ceviche was amazing. Each course got better and better. Loved chef Michelle's take on surf and turf. Lobster tail with a mayo fish egg dipping sauce, beef just seared lightly and served like sushi nigiri! A cool mushroom dish (my husband ate the entire thing, and he hates mushrooms!) and a few speciality rolls rounded out the meal. The desserts were good, but not necessary for us, don't get me wrong, we just about licked the plate, but I'll take some good tuna over chocolate any day. Not only was the food outstanding, it was a great time speaking with the chef througout the meal. We left feeling full and completely happy and checking our schedules to see when we could come back. While I'm sure the regular menu is great, the chef's table has spoiled us. I think that's the way to go to really see what the place is all about.
Best sushi in Dallas! – My dining experience at Zen Sushi- PHENOMENAL! I am a huge sushi fan and try to eat it as many times a week as possible. Originally from Oklahoma, I had heard about Zen from a friend and was told that it was mandatory that I try it out. This place is the new hot spot for great sushi, and you can count on seeing me there on the weekends. It is located in the center of the up and coming Bishop Arts District (trendy and charming). When I walked in the doors I instantly knew that I would be in for a treat. The decor of the building is very chic with soothing green walls, bamboo paneled ceilings and tables, live orchids along the back wall, and a gorgeous orange/gold panel centering the back of the restaturant. I sat at the sushi bar (a lot of seating- very ideal) to get the full experience.
SERVICE: Unlike what was reviewed above, I thought the service was excellent. I had a very friendly waitress who was knowledgeable about the menu. It was a Friday night, so I knew that I wasn't going to be in and out in 45 minutes. Be sure to talk to the Chef for special recommendations.
MENU: I love the menu here because it offers everything for everyone even if they don't like sushi. For example: try the miso marinated cod (cooked) melt in your mouth delicious! They have summer rolls (like spring rolls but with crab, avocado, and mango) that are fantastic. I also loved the cooked ginger salmon. Wait until you try to sushi- so unbelieveably fresh! I don't even know where to start. I would consider this traditional japanese sushi, which I liked because I'm sick of all of these new trendy restaurants trying to add ingredients to put a new modern twist to sushi. I wanted to order about 10 of the rolls, but couldn't bc I was already bursting at the seams! So I tried 3, ha ha Good price range- not too expensive.
I FORGOT WHAT GREAT SUSHI TASTED LIKE UNTIL I CAME HERE! I had a wonderful experience with great friends, service, cocktails, and most importantly, great food!
Sushi restaurant satisfies the creative and culinary palates of the eclectic Bishop Arts District crowd. – The Scene
Just one step off the eclectic sidewalks of the Bishop Arts District is a galley space with a stretched sushi bar on the left, two-tops lining the opposing sea foam green wall and spacious tables right down the middle. Shiny orange silk accents, orchids and gorgeous gold and orange chopstick wraps give an elegant touch to this relaxed atmosphere.
Traditional starter options such as a house salad with ginger dressing, miso shiru soup and edamame whets an appetite for dragon rolls made of very spicy tuna and yellow mustard, the panko fried oysters with bulldog sauce and the daring quail eggs half-cracked open with yolk, smelt rowe and ponzu. The yellowtail and halibut sushi are also flavorful favorites. The timid can stick to the chicken lettuce wraps and the Sapporo beer battered tempura which offers vegetables and black tiger shrimp.
Hits: The menu offers inventive and inviting options and the fish is extremely fresh.
Misses: The service has an unusually slow pace.
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