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Zen Japanese

9/10
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388 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn (VIC)See map

Average price $35

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Restaurant menu

  • Average price $35
Tofu salad *(V)*(GF)
$12
Fresh garden salad, tofu, tomato, radish, tempura flake w Japanese sesame dressing
Seaweed salad
$16
Marinated green seaweed salad served w sweet vinegar sauce
Wafu steak
$27
Premium eye fillet, served w homemade wafu steak sauce & grilled vegetables

User photos

Japanese Dorayaki
Vegetable Gyoza and Charcoal Sushi (Salmon Belly)
Sake Teriyaki

Reviews

9/10
Excellent561 reviews
9.3/10

Food

8.9/10

Service

8.5/10

Ambience

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  • Jenny B.
    Jenny B.

    18 May 20222 reviews

    9.5/10

    Highly recommend. Never disappoints. If you are looking for authentic Japanese then this is the place to go. Their Agadashi tofu is the best we have had.

  • Linda R.
    Linda R.

    10 May 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Friendly staff, quick service, great menu choice, especially entrees, food delicious and good portions … bento boxes fabulous. Easy parking around too.

  • Heather H.
    Heather H.

    6 May 20224 reviews

    10/10

    Excellent food, quality and presentation, excellent friendly service

  • Sue S.
    Sue S.

    3 May 20224 reviews

    3.5/10

    Shoved in a corner, had to continually request service. Food was ok but came out too fast. Wrong wine served, small portions compared to previous experience at Zen.

  • Judy L.
    Judy L.

    24 April 20222 reviews

    10/10

    Had the banquet which was a good variety

  • Suzanne E.

    9 April 202256 reviews

    8.5/10
  • Charlotte F.

    5 April 20221 review

    10/10
  • Wayne D.

    5 April 20221 review

    10/10

    We have dined at this restaurant several times and never been disappointed. Quaint, unassuming and very reasonably priced. One of our favourites, that's for sure.

  • Diane T.

    17 February 202219 reviews

    10/10

    Great evening in the private dining room. Fabulous service, delicious food & a great price.

  • Chelsi N.

    14 February 20221 review

    10/10
  • Gillian H.

    9 February 20221 review

    10/10

    Very enjoyable food, courteous and helpful staff, well priced and BYO. A great night.

  • Julie M.

    29 January 202216 reviews

    10/10

    Lovely authentic Japanese food with attentive service.

  • Jacky L.
    Jacky L.

    25 January 20221 review

    8/10
  • Tanya M.

    22 January 20221 review

    10/10

    Thoroughly enjoyed the food and the services was

  • Piotr R.

    9 January 20225 reviews

    9/10

    We had a great time, the food was really good. Planning to come back with the entire family.

  • Justine M.

    8 January 20221 review

    9.5/10

    Everything to love about Zen Japanese Restaurant. Wonderful food, good wine list and friendly, prompt service. Loved it. Will be back. Thank you.

  • Robert S.
    Robert S.

    7 January 20223 reviews

    9.5/10

    Love this place !

  • Yawen Hu
    Yawen Hu

    31 December 202121 reviews

    9/10

    Food is excellent, however there was a long waiting time on dishes. Overall really enjoyed.

  • Michael v.

    31 December 20211 review

    8.5/10

    Great place with great service,!

  • Henryk K.

    19 December 20212 reviews

    10/10

    Always great food and friendly staff. Zen has never let me down

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Tripadvisor reviews

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More information

How to get to the restaurant

388 Burwood Rd, , Hawthorn (VIC), Australia

Directions to get there

Hawthorn, Melbourne East

About the restaurant

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.

Features

Asian, Noodle, Sushi, , Christmas and New Year, , Lunar New Year, , Valentine's Day

Services

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