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Zen-Sai Japanese Restaurant

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Certificate of Excellence2018 Winner


Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
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Reviewed 24 October 2018

it was a rainy night and there were not many hardy souls out. The restaurant was quiet. Nonetheless, we had a lovely meal. The service was prompt and staff friendly. The food was excellent and the cost was very reasonable. Might be an idea to...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank MartinConboy
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Maybe we are taught to expect too much in Melbourne, maybe I ordered the wrong food but this was disappointing in that it was just a bit boring. Food well cooked but just not tasty just ok. Go as an intro to Japanese cuisine maybe...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tonygrey62
Reviewed 27 June 2018 via mobile

Extremely disappointed No sashimi salmon sold out on a Wednesday night... no salmon whatsoever unless cooked !! Salmon is a main staple of Japanese cuisine and they ran out.....??? What the heck... had to to opt for something else!! Very unsatisfied... won’t be back !!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Tania072
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Came here with friends on weekend away in the Blue Mountains. Food was average in quality. The pervasive feel of the meal was a lack of love and generosity. Sashimi slices were paper thin, the bento box messily stacked with fillers like grated carrot and...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank CHMSydney
Reviewed 29 April 2018

We asked our Explorer bus driver for a good suggestion and he mentioned three but said the Japanese right outside the door to the bus was as good as any. The decor was art deco and cute. the wait staff new their menu and the...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Lori C
Reviewed 25 April 2018

we really enjoyed this restaurant, the Japanese chief is highly skilled. its really hard to find Asian food these days with out MSG and this one is msg free, they make all there sauces and miso from scratch the way real food should be ,...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank adam g
Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

Our original plans of going to a specific restaurant fell apart and we were on the look for somewhere that offered a good range of food with pleasant service and we are so happy we stubbled upon this gem. The service was incredible we were...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank Sophie L
Reviewed 13 February 2018

A table for six local residents from Leura ... we all loved our food choices, the unrushed atmosphere and attention to detail and will certainly return.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank CormerManorLeura
Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

We lunched at Zen-Sai Japanese and could not be happier. The waiter was very attentive and knowledgeable about ingredients in the meals which was refreshing. The food was delicious to say the least and you can see the care that goes into each dish. We...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank Tia0018
Reviewed 16 January 2018 via mobile

We are a family of 4 on holidays.Japanese restaurant in an Art Deco premises. We generally have an early dinner about 6 pm so didn’t have any problems with booking. We ordered chicken katsu roll, chicken karaage udon noodle soup, 30 pieces sashimi , edamame,...More

Date of visit: January 2018
1  Thank drdonski
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