220 Verified Diner Reviews

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220 reviews
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Jeremy Lim

dined on Fri, 7 Dec 2018

Second time here, if we go again we would order more entrees and no mains
Wendy Dunn

dined on Tue, 18 Sep 2018

Looking forward to my next meal there.
Wendy Dunn

dined on Tue, 4 Sep 2018

My favourite eating place in Hawthorn!

dined on Fri, 18 Jan 2019

Craving for Japanese food since my last trip to Japan. Sushi and sashimi was really nice and the unagi was amazing. Taste wise, everything hit the spot including desserts especially the tiramisu. Service was a bit slow due to high traffic but had a great night out overall.

dined on Fri, 18 Jan 2019

Great find in Hawthorn. Food was very good and value for money.

dined on Tue, 8 Jan 2019

Used to be great neighbourhood gem, however I feel that the quality of food seemed to have gone down. The tuna in tuna wasabi salad are not cut according to the tissue resulting in it being quite sinewy. Similarly the squid in the seafood udon was very rubbery and does not smell fresh. The container for tempura sauce was too small/shallow making it impossible to dip the tempura without making a mess. Quite disappointed overall to be honest. At least service remains great, especially our polite and friendly server.

dined on Thu, 3 Jan 2019

Fantastic banquet menu nad fresh food!
Angela Luna

dined on Mon, 31 Dec 2018

Loved this place. Food was amazing and will definitely be back soon.
Adam Segal

dined on Mon, 31 Dec 2018

Wonderful restaurant. A real local icon!
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About Zen Japanese

I think I'm turning Japanese. From the endearingly giggly service to the tea-light-lit tables and palate tickler of silky potato with mayo, Zen’s little shopfront is a charmer. Meaning kindness and goodness, Zen Japanese represents exactly that. This little haven is the perfect spot to catch up with a friend after a busy week. Continuously seeking improvements, these guys are not simply working towards becoming a great restaurant, but also creating a memorable place for their customers to keep coming back to. Best dish: Sizzling beef teriyaki with grilled vegetables.

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