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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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11:30 - 22:00
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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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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited as a quick stop and were really pleased of quality of food … we also ordered steaks and it was very tender … we were seated at second floor very basic but affordable …

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Thank Luis E
Vermont
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 November 2016

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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327 reviews
250 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 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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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 10 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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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 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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3 reviews
Reviewed 25 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 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
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
Reviewed 26 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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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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  • 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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