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Zen Japanese Food Fast

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2900 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757
+1 512-451-4811
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Fort Myers, Florida
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Friendly and knowledgeable staff made excellent recommendations for our first time here. The bowl came out so fast, the sushi a little later (we finished the bowl when the sushi was ready)- both very delicious and tasted fresh. Cute casual place to sit down. The place was busy which is usually a good sign, and they handled the volume of... More 

Thank Krystle H
Hutto, Texas
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222 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Friend introduced me to this place looking for a spot to eat for lunch. This is almost PeiWei style but better. Everyone says it's healthier but it is traditional brown rice with meat and vegetables. But that was my meal. They have other options with "build your own bowel". I walked out full and the price was not bad at... More 

Thank Julian H
Austin, Texas
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57 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 April 2016

Zen is fast, fresh, and great! It's our "go to" place when we want something delicious that we won't feel bad for eating afterwards. The portions are large, and if we order their takeout for lunch, everyone usually has enough Zen leftovers for dinner. The only caveat I have is that some locations seem dirty. That wasn't true when Zen... More 

Thank Windcurrent
Austin, Texas
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136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

My wife wanted to eat Japanese before my daughters guitar recital. Near where the recital was being held was Zen. I did not know what to expect, never been to a fast food Japanese restaurant. First, you order from the counter. I liked that, no pressure or waiting for help to take our order. Second, they have a fitness menu... More 

Thank GStroud
Paris, France
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63 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2015

To eat there was not my 1st plan, I looked for a backup and found Zen. What a good place. The staff was super nice, the food is really good and healthy. I ordered to go, but the place is worth to stay for diner. Had sushi, next time I will definitly go for the Build You Own Bowl, looks... More 

Thank Antoine D
Austin, Texas
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140 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2015

ran in here for a fast lunch, the price was EXCELLENT and the food was very fresh and tasty. It's right next to Stein Mart and all of their SALES!!

Thank MelanieMcDo
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67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2015

Tucked away in a small shopping center was this gold mine of goodness. We stopped by for lunch while we were out and about and what a great find. This place had a great vibe, very casual dining, and the food was delicious.

Thank Deanna S
Rabat, Morocco
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511 reviews
196 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 259 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 October 2014

We made our own custom bowls here. The food was amazing! The portions were really generous. The flavors were amazing. Folks were really nice. I just can't say enough great things about this place!

Thank CDMG123
Stavanger, Norway
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191 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2014

Not the kind of place you think of when you hear the term "Fast-food". Instead the modern, clean interior give you a playful yet serene locale for enjoying the flavourful food. Very Austin, and very recommended.

Thank enur1979
Austin, Texas
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2013

This is one of my favorite "fast" food places. There are lots of tasty, healthy options, the price is right, and it's just a little weird, like a good Austin place should be. I mostly don't eat meat these days, so it is nice to have a variety of veggie options. The food is very tasty, and the decor is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 20
Sushi, Japanese, Fast food, Asian
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2900 W Anderson Ln, Austin, TX 78757
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  Austin
  • Phone Number: +1 512-451-4811

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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?