For over fifteen years, Zen Japanese Restaurant has been considered by patrons and critics alike as one of the city's finest dining establishments. Mouth dropping views of brilliant sunsets serve as the perfect compliment to the mouth watering creations provided by Zen's team of highly skilled chefs. Though located in beautiful West Vancouver, Zen is more than just a neighborhood restaurant, attracting a loyal following of Japanese food lovers from all corners of the globe.
The term "edible art" is an appropriate way of describing Zen's menu. Inspired by traditional Japanese cuisine, the inventive menu is heavily influenced by the abundance of wonderful West Coast seafood and produce. The premium is on quality, with the best offerings from Japan being served daily. Sushi and Sashimi creations are staples, but Zen has something special for any and all diners including a selection of highly innovative tempura, tappanyaki, and delicious robaba (Japanese barbecue) highlighted by chicken yakitori, garlic short ribs, and simply grilled fresh fish. Adventurous diners can choose "omakase" and have our master chef put together the day's finest selections. Zen's knowledgeable staff will assist you in choosing the perfect beverage to accompany your meal from an unparalleled inventory of premium sake and specialized beer and wine lists. And then there are the desserts....
With 65 seats inside and an additional 40 seats on our heated, ocean view patio, Zen is also a perfect venue for social and business gatherings. Full catering menus are available upon request and can be specifically tailored to suit almost any occasion. More details information about us can be obtained from our comprehensive website. For other queries or dining reservations, please call 604.925.0667.
Dine Out Dinner MenuNeighborhood: North Shore Cuisine Type: Japanese Dinner Menu Price: $40
AppetizersBAO BUNS: . Zen Kara age Chicken and Asian slaw with chili aioli BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: INNISKILLIN RIESLING (BC) - 3 OZ $4
orBRANZINO OSHI SUSHI: . Mediterranean Sea Bass pressed sushi stuffed with Albacore Tuna Poke with lightly torched Korean miso sauce topped with toasted pine nuts BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: TOASTED HEAD CHARDONNAY (California) - 3 oz $5
orSEAFOOD SALAD CRISP: . Crispy wonton bowl filled with grilled squid, prawns, scallops and tossed dijon sesame cabbage slaw BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: KANAZAWA ROSE (BC) - 3 OZ $5
EntreesCHEF SELECTION SASHIMI: . An assortment of 9 kinds of premium fish and shellfish BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: INDIGO WIND SPARKLING SAKE - 2 oz $7
orSTUFFED CHICKEN TEMPURA: . Oven baked chicken breast stuffed with zucchini, carrots, shiitake mushrooms and cream cheese served tempura style with yuzu yogurt sauce BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: SEE YA LATER RANCH PINOT NOIR - 3 oz $5.5
orCHEF SELECTION SUSHI: . An assortment of 7 pieces of premium nigiri sushi and special roll BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: DEWAN SAN SAN JUNMAI DAIGINJO - 2 oz $9.5
DessertsZEN INSPIRED DESERT
orLEMON SEMIFREDDO: . Frozen lemon soufflé with a toasted almond crust
orCOCONUT ENCRUSTED FRIED BANANAS: . Served with vanilla mochi ice cream BC VQA Wine/Beverage Pairing: ALL DESSERTS WILL BE PAIRED WITH CHOYA UMESHU - 1 oz $4
Beverages, tax and gratuity are extra.