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Zen Restaurant

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21 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2804
+1 617-371-1230
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Today
11:30 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Vermont
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102 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had eaten at Zen before and couldn't wait to get back on a recent trip. Same old high quality sushi restaurant that we had remembered in a nice atmosphere. We weren't quite as impressed this time but we sat downstairs where it is quieter. On the downside, the restroom hallway drape had dirty hand prints on it. The portions... More 

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Thank Glenntherestranteur
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198 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

I tried many Japanese restaurant and many sashimi. The one from Zen was not the best one and also other dishes were just average.

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Thank Paolo M
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The sushi here at Zen was fantastic. Fresh and creative. We also had the best vegetable fried rice I have since leaving San Francisco. I highly recommend popping in for a bite or togo. The service was good.

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Thank Timothy H
Catonsville, Maryland
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016

We got take out. Sushi for two outstanding, Udon was very good. Would definitely recommend. Easy walk from Omni Parker House.

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Thank Susan G
Ridgetop, Tennessee, United States
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173 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2016 via mobile

I stopped in to give this place a try. Surprisingly it was pretty good. I had the volcano and it was worth eating. Would visit again

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016 via mobile

Very good sushis, nice place, pleasant terrasse in summer, desserts are also yummy (try the rasperry mochi!) staff is friendly, quick service, I highly recommend this place!

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Thank Armand R
St. John
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31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

I can't figure out how this place doesn't get 5 stars consistently. Ambience: great, casual Asian. Easy to find. Service: amazingly attentive and friendly, loved our waitress Betty! Food: perfect! Each dish was amazing, delicious, had us exclaiming that it was the best in a while, and top 3 in our lives. Generous portions, great prices, convenient on a sightseeing... More 

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Thank akahannahj
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2016

Hands down the best sushi I have ever had, and I am quite the sushi junkie! I had read really good reviews about ZEN prior to visiting Boston, but my socks were still blown off at how fresh and yummy it was. The service was equally as great. Highly recommend.

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Thank daughertyh06
Boston, Massachusetts, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016 via mobile

Zen is my absolutely favorite sushi place. I've been going there for almost 10 years and do not get tired. It has some really, consistently great items on the menu. I've brought a lot of my friends there and they all loved it. A friend from Austria said no sushi place in Europe he'd been to was better. In fact,... More 

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Thank NatalieStar17
Buckingham, United Kingdom
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17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016 via mobile

We were in Boston for a week and were struggling to find a decent Sushi place and stumbled across this one - so glad that we found it. We were in early evening midweek, and there was no problem getting an inside - outside would be great on a summer evening, but not in March...! Wasabi Prawn and Soft-Shelled Crab... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Outdoor Seating
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21 Beacon St, Boston, MA 02108-2804
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Boston>  > Downtown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown
  • Phone Number: +1 617-371-1230

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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Downtown
The largest area of the city, Downtown is rich with historical and iconic sites in Boston. Stroll through one of Boston’s most famous green spaces, the Boston Public Gardens, check out and make way for duckling statues, picnic under a beautiful tree overlooking the pond, and walk over the iconic footbridge where, during summer time, you will catch a swan boat toting children and eager tourists through the pond. Have your camera ready to capture its peaceful beauty in the middle of a bustling city. Continue on through the Gardens and take in some open green space at the Boston Common, where you can spend time throwing a frisbee, sitting on a park bench, or, in the winter time, skating on the frog pond. Head north from the end of the Common to see the golden dome of the State House, and travel through government center to Quincy Market and Faneuil Hall, both a historic and popular destination worth a quick visit for a first time to Boston. Head to Long Wharf to visit the Aquarium, or catch a boat to Charlestown or even Cape Cod.
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