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Vizen Japanese Cuisine

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$$ - $$$
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6559 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
+1 941-926-0830
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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136 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

We stopped there for lunch - a bad mistake! The place just had noodle dishes for lunch, tasteless unless you think that a lot of salt and msg give flavors. Really disappointing. Just stick with sushi at dinner.

Thank jal0519
Sarasota, Florida
1 review
Reviewed 30 December 2016

This is the best sushi around! It's the real deal. Go if you can and make sure you try the specials.

Thank joysmith121
Sarasota, Florida
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 July 2016

Food photographer I am not. All I know is...they serve up some crazy-good sushi, and the service is great. Every time!

Thank Kat C
Hartford, Connecticut, Usa
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65 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We found this restaurant by mistake, the place we were looking for was closed. We turned around and saw their sign and it must have been fate. We decided to give it a try, The Sushi was presented beautifully and the server was able to manage the whole room flawlessly. We ordered four rolls and to our pleasure they were... More 

Thank Edward Z
Sarasota, Florida
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This is the best Japanese restaurant in Sarasota. The food is so fresh & the flavors are sublime. We had urchin & yellow fin tuna as appetizers. Then as our entrees a sashimi platter & udon noodles with sea food,. They were all outstanding.

Thank M C
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 April 2016

Vizen Japanese Restaurant has the best atmosphere and the freshest fish that I have had in this area, hands down. The selection is vast and presented beautifully~We have been to this wonderful place numerous times and have always had consistently delicious sushi/sashimi, rolls and salads. The owners are courteous and very respectful in suggesting and describing various dishes. They only... More 

1 Thank pcwkey
Newtown, Connecticut
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 March 2016

Vizen prepared a stunning meal for my guests that was sincerely one of the freshest and well prepared display of fairly complex sushi. The atmosphere appropriately quiet, the service virtually continuous, respectful and sincere. We all ordered different exquisite rolls and shared, each meal tastier than the last! I understand in researching this restaurant that it had closed some time... More 

2 Thank Rick M
Venice, Florida
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358 reviews
269 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Stopped in with my wife just looking for a light bite. Service was excellent, sushi was excellent, and atmosphere was very pleasant. Great experience will definitely return. They open at five pm .

1 Thank snorkler09
Cincinnati, Ohio
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65 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 February 2016

We went last night and had a wonderful experience. The presentation, tastes, and ambiance was once again excellent. We had not been there for while since we live elsewhere.

Thank Creighton W
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2016

The old Vizen was extraordinary. The food was inspired and unique, and the quality was second to none. Vizen may very well still be the best sushi restaurant in Sarasota, but it's about 70% of what it used to be. For example, the sushi used to come with multiple sauces that made sense and offered different angles on the same... More 

1 Thank HColes11

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6559 Gateway Ave, Sarasota, FL 34231-5803
  • Location: United States  >  Florida (FL)  >  Southwest Gulf Coast  >  Sarasota
  • Phone Number: +1 941-926-0830

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?