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Zen Japanese Cuisine

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277 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston, NJ 07039-1715
+1 973-533-6828
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
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Livingston, New Jersey
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91 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

We had being eating in this place for years, we had order take out and dine in. I'm living in area and very like Japanese food, as my family try most local Japanese restaurants available and Zen used to server best sushi as many people wrote in their review: food is excellent, fresh and portions cannot be compare to any... More 

Thank Alex_suomi
2 reviews
Reviewed 26 August 2015

Our two families went out to dinner together sushi was average. We asked for two separate checks. Upon paying we both gave a coupon for $10 off $50 or more or 10% off less than $50. Both families spent way over $50 when the owner brought back our receipts back we noticed she only took off 10% , should've been... More 

Thank Debbie G
West Orange, New Jersey
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75 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2015

I've been here at least a dozen times since I moved to the area and the food and service are consistently good and the prices are very reasonable. Definitely a good value.

Thank BethWeber
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 June 2015 via mobile

Best sushi ever! Small place and usually crowded but worth the wait. Great service and freshest sushi and other dishes available. BYOB which is also nice. People are accommodative and provide great service. You must go and experience for yourself! 😀

Thank Dianne G
New Providence, New Jersey
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357 reviews
265 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 May 2015

Came here for lunch and got the lunchbox special. Ordered the teriyaki scallop that comes with three sumai, a bowl of rice, a California roll and miso soup. It tastes okay but the teriyaki is really on the sweet side. Based on the amount of food I got and the price I paid, I am giving the value a four... More 

Thank BHUANG69
Livingston, New Jersey
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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 January 2015

Good variety of Sushi, interesting variety, creative. Bring your own wine/beer. Visit website to get their coupon.

2 Thank Boris K
Richmond, Virginia
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116 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 January 2015

I dined here with coworkers during a business trip and had a wonderful experience. The staff were extremely friendly and provided an ice bucket for our wine and other drinks, without us requesting it, which we greatly appreciated. They even took the time to explain the menu to us. We took their suggestions and were extremely satisfied that we did.... More 

Thank NYC2VA13
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64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2014

It is difficult to find the restaurant with a GPS if you put in the street address. Look for a shopping center between two wine dealers. We did not have any sushi as the other dishes are much more interesting, tasty and filling.

Thank Alex0001
Maplewood, New Jersey
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Went at lunchtime on a weekday. Obviously this wasn't when the wait staff wanted me to go, because they were clearly annoyed with me. Didn't get acknowledged, was showed to my table without a word spoken. Waited 10 mins for someone to take my drink and food order. I was only given a specials menu and one with lunch bento... More 

Thank M K
Livingston, New Jersey
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108 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 June 2014

I think they have the freshest and best tasting sushi around this area. I work in a large hospital in the area and mostly everyone who gets sushi, gets it here. I love anything they have with crab and eel. I'm not fond of fresh tuna, but everyone who likes tuna says it's great.

Thank SusanK815

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 20 - USD 25
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 277 Eisenhower Pkwy, Livingston, NJ 07039-1715
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Livingston
  • Phone Number: +1 973-533-6828

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