|Cuisine Type |||Fusion, Japanese, Sushi|
|Ambiance |||Patio Dining, Casual, Fine Dining|
|Amenities |||Must Reserve|
|Payment |||Interac, MasterCard, Visa, Cash|
|Seven days a week, 5:30PM - 10:30PM|
Profile Last Updated: May 23, 2008
Vancouver/Whistler’s staple food? Sushi! With fresh fish and sashimi that is compared to the best in Japan, it makes perfect sense. Zen restaurant offers high-end Japanese cuisine with a real West Coast flare. Found at the bottom of one of the busiest gondolas on the mountainside, the location is unbeatable. Zen Japanese Restaurant is open for reservations, but relaxed enough to welcome weary skiers and boarders. So, drop of your gear and stop by for a memorable dinner sensation.
Fine Dining without the White Linen
You won’t find cheesy prints of daisies on these walls. This classy joint is adorned with local art and is always fresh and modern. The presentation of the main dining room is elegant, with private katami rooms available upon request. For the more casual diner there is a 20-seat sushi bar and a comfy lounge area. You won’t find white table cloths here, but this stylish spot is just the right place to bring a loved one or a date. Tapas-style dining is perfect for sharing and ordering food in stages. Don’t forget to say “domo arigato” to the chefs on your way out.
A Meal Well Deserved
Sashimi is the top pick at this popular spot, along with the tartar tower, composed of red tuna cubes marinated in a special sesame dressing and delicately arranged in a tower form. The food has been described as authentic Japanese meets western, a fusion with something for everyone. Don’t be fooled by the small portions, you will leave pleasantly full. For the petite eater, there are child-size portions and even a few favs for the kids. This includes teriyaki, gyozas and a number of selections on skewers. In the summertime, patio seating is also available where you can enjoy premium cold sake. An extraordinary dessert of green tea cheesecake is offered, baked or rare. Is your mouth watering yet?