New Zen Japanese Restaurant

★★★★★
Tempura, Sukiyaki, Katsu, ramen, udon, soba, donburi-mono\nsprits, premium sake
  • 10720 SE Carr Rd

    Renton, WA 98055

    Map & Directions
  • 425-254-1599

About New Zen Japanese Restaurant

Hours
Monday - Friday Lunch & Dinner Saturday Dinner 3:30pm~

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We are moved on Dec. 17, 2012 to 509 S. 3rd St., Renton, WA 98057. Old downtown Renton.

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We are moved on Dec. 17, 2012 to 509 S. 3rd St., Renton, WA 98057. Old downtown Renton.

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Such great food , we have been going there for about 10 years. Give them a try if you like Japanese food, you wont be disappointed.

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Such great food , we have been going there for about 10 years. Give them a try if you like Japanese food, you wont be disappointed.

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We went here looking for something fried but ended up getting chicken katsu curry. They were supposed to have a ramen they were famous for according to some advertisement but it was no frills. all the other food was good.

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We went here looking for something fried but ended up getting chicken katsu curry. They were supposed to have a ramen they were famous for according to some advertisement but it was no frills. all the other food was good.

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We went here looking for something fried but ended up getting chicken katsu curry. They were supposed to have a ramen they were famous for according to some advertisement but it was no frills. all the other food was good.

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We went here looking for something fried but ended up getting chicken katsu curry. They were supposed to have a ramen they were famous for according to some advertisement but it was no frills. all the other food was good.

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I was invited by a friend to New Zen for a premium sake tasting. Primarily I went to go see a good friend of mine. As far as outward appearance, I was not expecting much given that this place is nestled in a eighties looking plaza. But

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I was invited by a friend to New Zen for a premium sake tasting. Primarily I went to go see a good friend of mine. As far as outward appearance, I was not expecting much given that this place is nestled in a eighties looking plaza. But

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The menu was extensive and they even offer a menu in "manga"! The sushi offerings were creative and I have a feeling that the Japanese food there is more authentic then most places. The agedeshi tofu and the calamari was delicious. The sushi was fresh and well made.

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The menu was extensive and they even offer a menu in "manga"! The sushi offerings were creative and I have a feeling that the Japanese food there is more authentic then most places. The agedeshi tofu and the calamari was delicious. The sushi was fresh and well made.

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New Zen was charmingly decorated. High ceilings with the sushi chef taking up a good chunk of the corner, like a stage. The menu was extensive and they even offer a menu in "manga"! The sushi offerings were creative and I have a feeling

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New Zen was charmingly decorated. High ceilings with the sushi chef taking up a good chunk of the corner, like a stage. The menu was extensive and they even offer a menu in "manga"! The sushi offerings were creative and I have a feeling

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Great ,friendly service. its a pretty good hidden gem. I was very impressed with the atmosphere and the service I received

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Great ,friendly service. its a pretty good hidden gem. I was very impressed with the atmosphere and the service I received

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Great ,friendly service. its a pretty good hidden gem.

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Great ,friendly service. its a pretty good hidden gem.

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They offer premium sake tastings, I would suggest checking it out. The Japanese sake and beer distributor comes by and offers generous samples to patrons in hopes to sway the restaurant to place a large order.

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They offer premium sake tastings, I would suggest checking it out. The Japanese sake and beer distributor comes by and offers generous samples to patrons in hopes to sway the restaurant to place a large order.

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This restaurant has good sushi and other dishes compared to the Japanese restaurants in the Kent and Renton areas. The prices can get pretty high, but I have always left satisfied.

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This restaurant has good sushi and other dishes compared to the Japanese restaurants in the Kent and Renton areas. The prices can get pretty high, but I have always left satisfied.

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Sushi and more but nothing extraordinary can be found here. You can also run up quite a bill if you are not careful at $5 per piece of raw fish. Can be tasty.

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Sushi and more but nothing extraordinary can be found here. You can also run up quite a bill if you are not careful at $5 per piece of raw fish. Can be tasty.

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Every time I step in to this restaurant, smell soooo good, just like I'm home in Japan. Their Daily Lunch Special is variety of food with this little "So-men" noodle soup is delicious, and price is $11.00 so cheap for this combination. You must try this!

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Every time I step in to this restaurant, smell soooo good, just like I'm home in Japan. Their Daily Lunch Special is variety of food with this little "So-men" noodle soup is delicious, and price is $11.00 so cheap for this combination. You must try this!

Pros: Friendly Service

Cons: Sunday, Monday Close

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I ordered the nigiri sushi whose the prices were in-line with many other sushi restaurants in the Seattle area (and I love sushi, so I go to many). And the sushi was very good. Small amount of warm rice, nice cut of very fresh fish - I really enjoyed it. Until I got the bill. The scallop nigiri sushi ($4.50 on the menu) was charged at $7.50 because I asked for it "creamy" (chopped with a bit of mayo & spicy sauce). I ask for my scallop nigiri sushi this way in every sushi restaurant and it's normally the same price, although I had one restaurant tack on .50 cents. When I inquired, I was told that all ingredients are carefully measured and charged according to weight. So because the same amount of scallop was used for my nigiri sushi as would be used for the chopped scallop roll, I was charged the roll price. Which is their right I guess, but I wish they would have mentioned it to me first. Although I would rate the sushi average +, I won't go back because their prices are just too high (much higher than places like Umi in Belltown!).

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I ordered the nigiri sushi whose the prices were in-line with many other sushi restaurants in the Seattle area (and I love sushi, so I go to many). And the sushi was very good. Small amount of warm rice, nice cut of very fresh fish - I really enjoyed it. Until I got the bill. The scallop nigiri sushi ($4.50 on the menu) was charged at $7.50 because I asked for it "creamy" (chopped with a bit of mayo & spicy sauce). I ask for my scallop nigiri sushi this way in every sushi restaurant and it's normally the same price, although I had one restaurant tack on .50 cents. When I inquired, I was told that all ingredients are carefully measured and charged according to weight. So because the same amount of scallop was used for my nigiri sushi as would be used for the chopped scallop roll, I was charged the roll price. Which is their right I guess, but I wish they would have mentioned it to me first. Although I would rate the sushi average +, I won't go back because their prices are just too high (much higher than places like Umi in Belltown!).

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Very good food, Very good service. Upgraded inside restaurant is very Japanese. I highly recommend to see the new look.

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Very good food, Very good service. Upgraded inside restaurant is very Japanese. I highly recommend to see the new look.

Pros: Everything is very good.

Cons: Good location but easy to miss (drive by)

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Beside the warm welcoming family atmosphere - my favorite dishes are salmon skin roll, sashimi dinner, nabeyaki udon, black cod kasuzuke, katsu curry, curry soba, yakinikudon and yakisoba.

Hmmmm! I'm getting hungry. I think I have to head there today for dinner. Yummy!!

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Beside the warm welcoming family atmosphere - my favorite dishes are salmon skin roll, sashimi dinner, nabeyaki udon, black cod kasuzuke, katsu curry, curry soba, yakinikudon and yakisoba.

Hmmmm! I'm getting hungry. I think I have to head there today for dinner. Yummy!!

Pros: Execellent Food

Cons: Small space

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I have eaten here a number of times because it's close to home; when I can, I go to Bellevue for my sushi. Zen is small and not particularly attractive inside and is sometimes cold. The service, however, is warm and friendly. The sashimi and individual raw sushi is very good and usually fresh tasting, however, the the rolls are sparse, meaning they are mostly rice or much smaller than I am used to for the price. I keep on going back, hoping that the rolls will improve, but alas, they continue to be average. Tempura and fried foods are as good as most other Japanese restaurants.

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I have eaten here a number of times because it's close to home; when I can, I go to Bellevue for my sushi. Zen is small and not particularly attractive inside and is sometimes cold. The service, however, is warm and friendly. The sashimi and individual raw sushi is very good and usually fresh tasting, however, the the rolls are sparse, meaning they are mostly rice or much smaller than I am used to for the price. I keep on going back, hoping that the rolls will improve, but alas, they continue to be average. Tempura and fried foods are as good as most other Japanese restaurants.

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my sister and i stumbled across this sushi restaurant last week after driving around for two and a half hours looking for one that was open. being from pa, she had never tried sushi before, so i was excited to find such a wonderful sushi bar. they have an awesome menu, the prices are reasonable, and the staff is great. we got there around 4:30, so we didn't have much of a crowd. we sat at the bar, and the cook was so nice. he saw that my sister was having trouble using her chopsticks, so he used a rubber band and made them spring-loaded for her! then, since he was bored himself, he took the wrapper that the chopsticks were in and made and oragami dog out of it! the prices were awsome, the service was awesome, and even though my sister hated it, the food was awesome.

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my sister and i stumbled across this sushi restaurant last week after driving around for two and a half hours looking for one that was open. being from pa, she had never tried sushi before, so i was excited to find such a wonderful sushi bar. they have an awesome menu, the prices are reasonable, and the staff is great. we got there around 4:30, so we didn't have much of a crowd. we sat at the bar, and the cook was so nice. he saw that my sister was having trouble using her chopsticks, so he used a rubber band and made them spring-loaded for her! then, since he was bored himself, he took the wrapper that the chopsticks were in and made and oragami dog out of it! the prices were awsome, the service was awesome, and even though my sister hated it, the food was awesome.

Pros: food, atmosphere, prices

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Zen Japanese Restaurant is outstanding for the service, food, and environment.

Following the warm greeting as I entered, everything kept pace with an outstanding evening out.

The food was excellent, served by Yumi Miyake, and the pricing was very reasonable in contrast to other Sushi restaurants that serve comperable quality meals.

The word seems to be out about what a wonderful experience Zen is, as the restaurant was crowded, yet the wait was not long before I was seated, had a hot towel and some tea and water in front of me while I scanned the menu.

I highly recommend Zen to all my close friends for a wonderful evening out enjoying Sushi and the other treats the offer.

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★★★★★

Zen Japanese Restaurant is outstanding for the service, food, and environment.

Following the warm greeting as I entered, everything kept pace with an outstanding evening out.

The food was excellent, served by Yumi Miyake, and the pricing was very reasonable in contrast to other Sushi restaurants that serve comperable quality meals.

The word seems to be out about what a wonderful experience Zen is, as the restaurant was crowded, yet the wait was not long before I was seated, had a hot towel and some tea and water in front of me while I scanned the menu.

I highly recommend Zen to all my close friends for a wonderful evening out enjoying Sushi and the other treats the offer.

Pros: Service, Food, Inexpensive

Cons: Crowded

 

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