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Zen Japanese Restaurant

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7634 Woodbine Ave., Markham, Ontario L3R 2N2, Canada
+1 905-604-7211
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
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Richmond Hill, Canada
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166 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was treated to a night at the Chef's table - where the executive chef gives you what he thinks is best. It was absolutely the best sushi I have eaten in my life. The dishes are unique - with the highest quality sushi. We dined for a couple of hours - and were adventurous. It is definitely a foodies... More 

Thank Gerry S
Toronto, Canada
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120 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Zen has move a while ago and we decided to go and try their new location. The location itself is nothing special even if better than the previous one. However now they offer menus, and the food is very good and offer much more the the usual. They should offer a better service to go with this more ambitious set... More 

Thank Eurtourist
Toronto, Ontario
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you love sushi or omakase, this is a must try. Expect to pay ~$150 / person without alcohol as this is top quality. The service was top notch and the food was amazing. I went with a few family members and the experience was enjoyed by all.

Thank PdotChan
Toronto, Canada
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

I divide Sushi Restaurants in 2 components, the high end and the rest. The 3 high end Sushi Restaurants I know are Tojo's in Vancouver and Sushi Kaji and Hiro's (which I have rated on Trip Advisor too) in Toronto. I have added a 4th, Zen Japanese Restaurant in Markham. It is located in a very unlikely place, non descriptive... More 

Thank Baba1215
Toronto, Canada
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63 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2016

Service is a step above many other sushi restaurants. Attentive wait staff who clearly have been trained to do the job. A couple of sashimi were sinewy. I didn't expect that if I think purely of price. Cost is at least $100 per person for dinner. Presentation was very good although portions were small. The homemade tofu soup served in... More 

Thank Mick R
New York, NY
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 November 2016

As a Japanophile visiting from the United States, I was very impressed with the quality and dining experience offered by Zen. Zen is located in a small building on Woodbine Avenue in Markham, tucked away just off of the 407 and 404. My friend made a reservation for the sushi bar, and we each ordered the Sushi Omakase. We were... More 

Thank JRHorse
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111 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

We went to this restaurant last week without a reservation. Luckily we were able to get a seat at the sushi bar and we tried the sushi kaiseki dinner. It was really good. Sushi was very fresh. The appetizers and soup were all very good and different. The tofu soy milk soup was very tasty. Service was very good too.... More 

Thank skier101
Toronto, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 26 July 2016

We had the Omakase dinner, it's very good but it was a little expensive Small serving I prefer their lunch menu when they were still on Eglinton and Danforth Rd. Little more homier was the old place But it's still very good if you don't mind paying for it

1 Thank Storminnorm64
Toronto, Canada
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 July 2016

Great place to eat. Very clean and quiet atmosphere that provides you with an authentic Japanese experience. Reservation is definitely recommended.

1 Thank nattiesun
Montreal, Canada
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39 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 June 2016

From the decor, the servers and the authentic food, you will feel like you were dropped somewhere in Tokyo, Japan. The quality of the food is superior to most if not one of the best in the GTA. The service is efficient, professional and friendly. I highly recommend this restaurant for those who love fine sushi and Japanese cuisine with... More 

Thank kobenhoney

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Waitstaff, Takeout, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:30
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7634 Woodbine Ave., Markham, Ontario L3R 2N2, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Markham
  • Phone Number: +1 905-604-7211
Zen Japanese Restaurant is aiming for the preservation of the traditional culture of Japanese cuisine, which gives the best impression of the cuisine to the patron while being loved by them.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?