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Zen Sai

) #188 of 769 Restaurants in Miami Beach €€ - €€€ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
1001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5011
+1 786-276-5339
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good22%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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“bok choy” (17 reviews)
“fried rice” (14 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Fusion, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
1001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5011
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Reviewed 12 September 2016

This is a hidden gem of a restaurant. One block from Ocean Drive with none of the loud music, boisterous people and outrageous prices you'll find there. You can't miss this one if you're in the area. Be advised though that it's hot on the...More

Thank Irungu M
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

If you like lychees and like martinis, you'll love their lychee martini! Garbanzo spring rolls were tasty and just enough for two to get the appetites going. The pork belly sliders were amazing - I'd go back just to order this! Chicken skewers were great...More

Thank Jay V
Reviewed 21 July 2016

We come to Miami about once a month, and as many really good restaurants there are in Miami, we always seem to find our way back to Zen Sai. The ambience is great, the service is very friendly and knowledgeable, but most of all the...More

Thank MommaBoof
Reviewed 18 July 2016

I tried this place out because I was staying at the adjoined Essex House Hotel. Knowing this, my friendly waitress offered me complimentary wine and sushi which was nice. I then tried the highly recommended spring rolls which were great, before finishing with the pork...More

Thank Jo B
Reviewed 11 July 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a quiet place with good food, far from the noise, yet (very) close to Ocean drive, and found it! Nice ambience to have conversation, excellent food to enjoy the moment. Plates are small portions that come as they are ready, a...More

Thank Janet C
Reviewed 18 June 2016 via mobile

Used to absolutely love this place. At one point I would come weekly. The bartenders and sushi chef were top notch. I was away most of April and May and when I came back in June, the entire staff and management changed. They must have...More

1  Thank NoahFG43
Reviewed 11 June 2016 via mobile

We visited Zen Sai in 2014 twice. Back then a real nice restaurant, peacefull and quiet oasis in the midst of crowded Miami beach. The food was amazing as well as the waiters /service. Very fine taste, fusion like. This time in June 2016 ofcourse...More

Thank C v
Reviewed 25 April 2016

Very noisy, from south beaches competing music, no atmosphere, very average but over priced food. Waited ages for a Cocktail which was horrible. Can't understand why this place has any good reviews?

Thank bronzyuk
Reviewed 22 April 2016

What a fabulous find! Food quality fabulous! The wait staff exceptionally personable! Mushrooms in coconut milk! Spicy tuna rolls! Garbanzo rolls! Everything was amazing...not to mention our 3 rounds of Margaritas! Jasmin & Estephania were super hostesses! HIGHLY RECOMMENED! I suggest to management they implement...More

Thank JenWoodman
Reviewed 12 April 2016

Fifth visit to SoBe so we wanted to try something different. We totally enjoyed the "zen" experience in a city that offers everything 'but'. The atmosphere created in the beautiful garden set the stage for a great dining experience. The food was way better than...More

Thank Lorraine B
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 23:00
16:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1001 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, FL 33139-5011
    (10th Street)
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Miami Beach
  • Phone Number: +1 786-276-5339
Zen Sai is an Asian-fusion masterpiece. It's a unique social dining experience on South Beach with small and large sharing plates of fresh seafood and Robata grilled items.

Signature items at Zen Sai include Fried Bok Choy, Black Cod with Yuzu Miso Sauce, Scallion Wrapped Ribeye, Pork Belly Sliders, Robata Grilled Octopus, Miso-Mustard Glazed Sea Bass and Spicy Rock Shrimp Tempura with Serrano Aioli and Worcestershire Sauce.

Zen Sai also features an extensive wine list, fine sakes and specialty cocktails to complement menu items.