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Sushi Zen Bistro

1875 Newport Blvd., A100 Costa Mesa, CA 92627 | Costa Mesa | 949-722-2520

Location Description:

This is sushi for the besotted-low lights, good DJs, across the street from a couple of bars. The menu is straightforward: spider rolls, tuna, California, the regular offerings of a dive catering to the masses. Where Zen excels is its happy-hour half-off specials, as its blinking marquee on its window facing Newport Boulevard reminds you 24 hours a day. Most of their rolls qualify, and all of them are top-grade fish: the tuna glistens and melts like the proverbial stick of butter, the mackerel's fishy essence lingers on the tongue, the soft-shell crab crunches.

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  • Cuisine(s): Japanese, Sushi
  • Hours: Mon-Thu 11:30am-10:30pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-12am
  • Price: $$
  • Serving: Dinner, Late Night, Lunch
  • Alcohol: Beer/Wine
  • Reservations: Accepted, Not Necessary
  • Parking: Garage, Lot Available
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards, cash
  • Attire: Casual
  • Features: Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible

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