Zen Sushi

★★★★☆

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My boyfriend and I went here on Saturday night, around 6:30pm. We eat sushi a lot but our regular place isn't open on weekends... :(\r
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It wasn't busy, but the service was horrific...The waitress wasn't very attentive, so much so that

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I went here on Saturday night, around 6:30pm. We eat sushi a lot but our regular place isn't open on weekends... :(\r
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It wasn't busy, but the service was horrific...The waitress wasn't very attentive, so much so that

Pros: The toilet seat in the bathroom is heated

Cons: The fish is not fresh, parking is a hassle, service is really horrible.

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This restaurant was horrible. We saw our waitress maybe once, couldn't get even a refill on water, 30 minutes to get a Teriyaki plate that was bland and had a lot of fried breading with no meat in it. When we tried to send it back we were told that it tasted great, had nothing wrong with it and could not have something else. The manager was rude (not to mention covered in tatoos and piercings) and left us in a bad mood for our musical we were going to see. We were appalled at the lack of basic manners in a manager no less. Maybe she was just having a bad night but don't take it out on your customers if you want them to ever come back.

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★☆☆☆☆

This restaurant was horrible. We saw our waitress maybe once, couldn't get even a refill on water, 30 minutes to get a Teriyaki plate that was bland and had a lot of fried breading with no meat in it. When we tried to send it back we were told that it tasted great, had nothing wrong with it and could not have something else. The manager was rude (not to mention covered in tatoos and piercings) and left us in a bad mood for our musical we were going to see. We were appalled at the lack of basic manners in a manager no less. Maybe she was just having a bad night but don't take it out on your customers if you want them to ever come back.

Pros: Rolls came out quick and were ok

Cons: Teriyaki was sooooo slow and bad customer service

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I love Zen T. They make the best sushis and they know how to please their customers satisfaction and their soy sauce are bomb. It just tastey with rice and sushis.. I love that place. As much as I like Kru Zen I the best of the best. Wink*

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★★★★★

I love Zen T. They make the best sushis and they know how to please their customers satisfaction and their soy sauce are bomb. It just tastey with rice and sushis.. I love that place. As much as I like Kru Zen I the best of the best. Wink*

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I used to eat at this restaurant when it was on S street...and called Takas. Now Zen Sushi is operated by the same chefs but in a different location. I must tell you...I have lived many places..including Seattle, and the bay area. (both are known for great sushi) This sushi is some of the best out there....especially for being in the Sacramento area.

One thing you must keep in mind...Sushi is a different experience. Its no Ruth Chris steakhouse. Its not Posh. Sorry... if thats what you expect. You cant expect to make a reservation and get right in. Its slammin on the weekends at Zen!! geez...actually its slammin almost every night. BECAUSE ITS GOOD!!!! You have to know a GREAT sushi place for what it is: GREAT SUSHI!!

Yes, it is a little cramped. Yes the servers will leave you hanging for a little bit on a busy night. BUT THE SUSHI IS TO DIE FOR!!!!! Some great rolls to try are: The City roll, the Jason, the fong & fong...and my ULTIMATE FAVORITE: THE volcano!!!!!

Please dont listen to these people with their stories of their kids...and the wait...and the rude servers. This place is absolutley worth any of that stuff...and its not always like that. and its NOT THAT BAD. if you just know that good sushi is not a 5 star gourmet style restaurant. its sushi...real sushi....not fake california mikuni sushi. oops....did i just say that out loud?

TRUST ME !!!! GO TRY!!!!! Its awesome

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★★★★★

I used to eat at this restaurant when it was on S street...and called Takas. Now Zen Sushi is operated by the same chefs but in a different location. I must tell you...I have lived many places..including Seattle, and the bay area. (both are known for great sushi) This sushi is some of the best out there....especially for being in the Sacramento area.

One thing you must keep in mind...Sushi is a different experience. Its no Ruth Chris steakhouse. Its not Posh. Sorry... if thats what you expect. You cant expect to make a reservation and get right in. Its slammin on the weekends at Zen!! geez...actually its slammin almost every night. BECAUSE ITS GOOD!!!! You have to know a GREAT sushi place for what it is: GREAT SUSHI!!

Yes, it is a little cramped. Yes the servers will leave you hanging for a little bit on a busy night. BUT THE SUSHI IS TO DIE FOR!!!!! Some great rolls to try are: The City roll, the Jason, the fong & fong...and my ULTIMATE FAVORITE: THE volcano!!!!!

Please dont listen to these people with their stories of their kids...and the wait...and the rude servers. This place is absolutley worth any of that stuff...and its not always like that. and its NOT THAT BAD. if you just know that good sushi is not a 5 star gourmet style restaurant. its sushi...real sushi....not fake california mikuni sushi. oops....did i just say that out loud?

TRUST ME !!!! GO TRY!!!!! Its awesome

Pros: THE SUSHI!!! thats all you need

Cons: servers are very busy, there is sometimes a long wait, place is small

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Zen - toro that owned by Masa has closed business since 1 st August .
and changed to ' Zen sushi ' ( formely ' Taka ' ) move from 18 & S street .

of course ,the food and service style are totally different .
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I don't know the reason why the new owner named the restuarant almost like the old one.
Many customer got confused from that,
also Citysearch website still didn't change info about Zen toro , right now There's only 1 Zen toro in Davis .

So. the customer that complain below please understand too . now Zen toro wasn't on 15 & I street anymore . I feel really bad if I found word ' bad service ' on Zen toro page , I used to work at Zen toro, and I love this place so much.

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★★★★★

Zen - toro that owned by Masa has closed business since 1 st August .
and changed to ' Zen sushi ' ( formely ' Taka ' ) move from 18 & S street .

of course ,the food and service style are totally different .
.
I don't know the reason why the new owner named the restuarant almost like the old one.
Many customer got confused from that,
also Citysearch website still didn't change info about Zen toro , right now There's only 1 Zen toro in Davis .

So. the customer that complain below please understand too . now Zen toro wasn't on 15 & I street anymore . I feel really bad if I found word ' bad service ' on Zen toro page , I used to work at Zen toro, and I love this place so much.

Pros: real japanese taste is here

Cons: -

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The customer service here is absolutely horrible and down right rude. We made reservations and were not seated until one hour and 15 minutes after our reservation time. The seating is also very cramped; your seat is inches away from the patron behind you at another table. The only thing this place has going for it is the food. However, we were treated so poorly that its not ever worth going back for. There are plenty of other sushi places in town with excellent food and customer service that encourages repeat business.

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★★★☆☆

The customer service here is absolutely horrible and down right rude. We made reservations and were not seated until one hour and 15 minutes after our reservation time. The seating is also very cramped; your seat is inches away from the patron behind you at another table. The only thing this place has going for it is the food. However, we were treated so poorly that its not ever worth going back for. There are plenty of other sushi places in town with excellent food and customer service that encourages repeat business.

Pros: Sushi

Cons: Customer service, seating arrangement

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If you're tired of eating in "fast food" japanese places, this is the place to go! The food is great but do not expect huge quantities of food. You get quality not quantity. Pricey but if you want fresh, healthy japanese food, then pay them a visit!

PROS: Delicious, healthy food
CONS: Pricey

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★★★★★

If you're tired of eating in "fast food" japanese places, this is the place to go! The food is great but do not expect huge quantities of food. You get quality not quantity. Pricey but if you want fresh, healthy japanese food, then pay them a visit!

PROS: Delicious, healthy food
CONS: Pricey

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i have eaten at zen toro on more than a few occasions and it is a great sushi place it is pretty convenient for people who work downtown and the food is always good

I was a little confused by the other review that was written by the person with the 4 kids that said that the service and attitude etc was terrible ... well one thing that that person should remember is that sometimes kids do not belong in some restaraunts and most of the time it is on a case by case basis ... as we all know kids can sometimes be a handful and are hard to control and are naturally easy to excite etc ..but hey if your kids were being loud and were a nuisance to the rest of the patrons that I must agree I would be apologizing to the other patrons that were leaving...

who knows the customers that were leaving may have been leaving because in part of the noise of the kids???? Believe me I am a very patient person but I too have made a quick exit when kids are a little out of control and the parents are not showing any concern just taking the "kids will be kids" attitude ...

Anyways as you can see the Zen Toro ratings are very high .. do not be concerned about service or attitude or food quality...all are excellent!

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★★★★☆

i have eaten at zen toro on more than a few occasions and it is a great sushi place it is pretty convenient for people who work downtown and the food is always good

I was a little confused by the other review that was written by the person with the 4 kids that said that the service and attitude etc was terrible ... well one thing that that person should remember is that sometimes kids do not belong in some restaraunts and most of the time it is on a case by case basis ... as we all know kids can sometimes be a handful and are hard to control and are naturally easy to excite etc ..but hey if your kids were being loud and were a nuisance to the rest of the patrons that I must agree I would be apologizing to the other patrons that were leaving...

who knows the customers that were leaving may have been leaving because in part of the noise of the kids???? Believe me I am a very patient person but I too have made a quick exit when kids are a little out of control and the parents are not showing any concern just taking the "kids will be kids" attitude ...

Anyways as you can see the Zen Toro ratings are very high .. do not be concerned about service or attitude or food quality...all are excellent!

Pros: great service great food quality

Cons: parking downtown can be a challenge

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Our family has enjoyed this restaurant very much since Davis branch opened some monthes a go. Their food is good and srvices are used to be good. However, they changed their attitude when only MOMS and KIDS were presented in the restaurant at Davis branch..

They never tried to serve us, even did not ask if we needed high chairs...they have seen we had 4 kids..

The most unpleasant experance at the time was they shouted to other customers going out "Sotty for NOISE".. presumably they wanted us to hear and not to come there again..

Anyway, we have experienced the worst thing ever in our lives... We think taste and flavor are not all for restaurants.. good services and friendly environment where customer can enjoy their food are more preferable for restaurant.. Thinking about these, Zen Toro would be the restaurant we SHOULD NOT GO.

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★☆☆☆☆

Our family has enjoyed this restaurant very much since Davis branch opened some monthes a go. Their food is good and srvices are used to be good. However, they changed their attitude when only MOMS and KIDS were presented in the restaurant at Davis branch..

They never tried to serve us, even did not ask if we needed high chairs...they have seen we had 4 kids..

The most unpleasant experance at the time was they shouted to other customers going out "Sotty for NOISE".. presumably they wanted us to hear and not to come there again..

Anyway, we have experienced the worst thing ever in our lives... We think taste and flavor are not all for restaurants.. good services and friendly environment where customer can enjoy their food are more preferable for restaurant.. Thinking about these, Zen Toro would be the restaurant we SHOULD NOT GO.

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I have tried sushi before at other places and never really had a taste for it until I had Zen Toro sushi. Now I cant get enough of it. I can understand some of the bad experiences written on the reviews... even I have been somewhat disappointed with their service, but that will never keep me away from the yummy sushi. They also have great dinner entrees for people who don't eat raw stuff... oooohh and they have a large selection of sushi that doesn't have any raw stuff in it. Soooo Goooood. It is the only place I will ever eat sushi!

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★★★★★

I have tried sushi before at other places and never really had a taste for it until I had Zen Toro sushi. Now I cant get enough of it. I can understand some of the bad experiences written on the reviews... even I have been somewhat disappointed with their service, but that will never keep me away from the yummy sushi. They also have great dinner entrees for people who don't eat raw stuff... oooohh and they have a large selection of sushi that doesn't have any raw stuff in it. Soooo Goooood. It is the only place I will ever eat sushi!

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but it could not have been Zen Toro.

It IS the best sushi in Sacramento. My husband and I have eaten here on many occasions and have never had a bad experience. The food is always delicious, service prompt, and the atmosphere delightful. They regularly update the menu, adding new and experimental rolls - things you don't find anywhere else in Sacramento. In a city practically over run with sushi restaurants, Zen Toro is the one constant and reliably yummy one. =)

I highly recommend this establishment. You will not be disappointed.

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★★★★★

but it could not have been Zen Toro.

It IS the best sushi in Sacramento. My husband and I have eaten here on many occasions and have never had a bad experience. The food is always delicious, service prompt, and the atmosphere delightful. They regularly update the menu, adding new and experimental rolls - things you don't find anywhere else in Sacramento. In a city practically over run with sushi restaurants, Zen Toro is the one constant and reliably yummy one. =)

I highly recommend this establishment. You will not be disappointed.

Pros: Food, Service, Location

Cons: Parking

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this is my favorite restaurant in sac! i live in NYC now and everytime i am home, this is one place that is a must!! the sushi is wonderful and so affordable as is their menu. i have yet to find a place like this in NYC, where all the sushi is not authentic and way overpriced! i have loved every dish at zen toro and crave it when i'm not in sac!!

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★★★★★

this is my favorite restaurant in sac! i live in NYC now and everytime i am home, this is one place that is a must!! the sushi is wonderful and so affordable as is their menu. i have yet to find a place like this in NYC, where all the sushi is not authentic and way overpriced! i have loved every dish at zen toro and crave it when i'm not in sac!!

Pros: Food, great value

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Yummy~~~Zen Toro has the best sushi in town, and I have been their customer since last year when I was referred by my friends. "Lemmon papper albcore" is the must have dish!!!! But if you want sushi dishes to arrive before meal, you definitely need to request it beforehand.

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★★★★★

Yummy~~~Zen Toro has the best sushi in town, and I have been their customer since last year when I was referred by my friends. "Lemmon papper albcore" is the must have dish!!!! But if you want sushi dishes to arrive before meal, you definitely need to request it beforehand.

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Twice visited, twice burned. Told this was the best sushi in town, I'm now questioning the sanity of many I once admired for their good taste. We waited and waited on a very slow Monday night --one member of the group finished his non-sushi dish 60 minutes before the first sushi "appetizer" arrived. We finally gave up and left without eating after 100 minutes. Try the piano bar and restaurant two doors down, they've fed more than one dissatisfied and hungry Zen Toro customer.

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★☆☆☆☆

Twice visited, twice burned. Told this was the best sushi in town, I'm now questioning the sanity of many I once admired for their good taste. We waited and waited on a very slow Monday night --one member of the group finished his non-sushi dish 60 minutes before the first sushi "appetizer" arrived. We finally gave up and left without eating after 100 minutes. Try the piano bar and restaurant two doors down, they've fed more than one dissatisfied and hungry Zen Toro customer.

Pros: Cool toilet, Edamame

Cons: , Expensive, Overhyped

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Sushi was very good. IF you like Mikuni's but with not as much of the sauces they put on it, then this is a great place.

Lobster roll is killer!

One block from Elements and the Wells Fago Pavillion

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★★★★☆

Sushi was very good. IF you like Mikuni's but with not as much of the sauces they put on it, then this is a great place.

Lobster roll is killer!

One block from Elements and the Wells Fago Pavillion

Pros: Food, Location

Cons: Small place

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I was appalled. I went in a group to dine for lunch, and my food (a sushi roll) was accidentally served to one of the group members on his plate along with several groupings that he had ordered. After several minutes, I asked the server for my food, and she realized she had served my meal on my companion's plate, and asked for me to share what was on his plate after he had already eaten most of it. Upon seeing my disappointed reaction, she agreed to provide me with a new roll.

At that, the owner came over, removed what was left of my companion's meal, and reserved the remaining portion of what was originally intended for him. To make matters worse, I never received my meal.

I will never return to this place, nor could I ever recommend it to my friends.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was appalled. I went in a group to dine for lunch, and my food (a sushi roll) was accidentally served to one of the group members on his plate along with several groupings that he had ordered. After several minutes, I asked the server for my food, and she realized she had served my meal on my companion's plate, and asked for me to share what was on his plate after he had already eaten most of it. Upon seeing my disappointed reaction, she agreed to provide me with a new roll.

At that, the owner came over, removed what was left of my companion's meal, and reserved the remaining portion of what was originally intended for him. To make matters worse, I never received my meal.

I will never return to this place, nor could I ever recommend it to my friends.

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We went to Zen Toro after the Hyatt concierge told us to check it out. What a disappointment! The place is small, noisy. The service was not carefull - they forgot one of our orders. But mostly, the sushi just wasn't good. We tried basic things, like Salmon, Yellowtail, Sweet shrimp, and even Toro. They all tasted the same! The Toro was chewy. On a wall, we saw a newspaper clip showing the Hyatt and Zen Toro were some kind of business partners. No wonder the concierge recommended it, despite its poor quality sushi...

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★☆☆☆☆

We went to Zen Toro after the Hyatt concierge told us to check it out. What a disappointment! The place is small, noisy. The service was not carefull - they forgot one of our orders. But mostly, the sushi just wasn't good. We tried basic things, like Salmon, Yellowtail, Sweet shrimp, and even Toro. They all tasted the same! The Toro was chewy. On a wall, we saw a newspaper clip showing the Hyatt and Zen Toro were some kind of business partners. No wonder the concierge recommended it, despite its poor quality sushi...

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Zen Toro is real sushi. Two sushi chefs prepare their masterpieces in a rich atmosphere of elegance. Delicious & unique rolls allow you to have enhanced flavor with every bite. Beautiful cut slices of fish for Nigiri. The restaurant has a personal relaxed feel about it. Best time to go is in the evening.

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★★★★★

Zen Toro is real sushi. Two sushi chefs prepare their masterpieces in a rich atmosphere of elegance. Delicious & unique rolls allow you to have enhanced flavor with every bite. Beautiful cut slices of fish for Nigiri. The restaurant has a personal relaxed feel about it. Best time to go is in the evening.

Pros: Clean, Home feeling, Freindly

Cons: Small Resturant, Parking can be tough

 

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