About Zen Japanese & Oriental Restaurant

Refreshing and wholesome are two words that aptly fit the menu at Zen Japanese & Oriental Restaurant. This funky and eclectic space in Southampton’s city centre boasts a menu absolutely brimming with fresh sushi and sashimi alongside Japanese curries, teriyaki dishes and so much more. So no matter your dish of choice, you’ll be more than catered for every time you visit. You’ll find Zen Japanese & Oriental Restaurant located on the corner of the High Street and Bernard Street, only a stone’s throw from the coastline, making it an ideal location for a quick bite at lunchtime, or for a relaxing dinner after a day spent exploring all this wonderful city has to offer. Sounds just perfect doesn’t it?

Opening Times

Open now - Closes at 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 11:00 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm
1:00 pm - 10:00 pm


Zen Japanese & Oriental Restaurant
42 High Street, City Centre
Southampton SO14 2NS

Menu Highlights


Rice Dishes

Assorted Fresh Sashimi Don


Barbeque Eel Don


Hot & Spicy Minced Beef Chahan


Mixed Vegetable Chahan (V)



Salmon Nigiri


Salmon Roe Gunkan


Radish Hosomaki


Crispy Duck Roll Futomaki


Sweet Shrimp Sashimi


Rainbow Uramaki


Grilled Eel Temaki


Vegetarian Assorted

2 Tofu Nigiri 2 Seaweed Gunkan 6 Avocado Hosomaki

Main Menu

A La Carte Menu


3 Zen Japanese & Oriental Restaurant Reviews

3 Reviews
Waiting time:Very good
Noise levels:Pleasant
Value for money:Reasonable value
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Garvin C.7 months ago · 1 review

Have never had anything but a fantastic experience at Zen, and we've been going there a handful of times a year for 10 years now. One of our American friends once described it as "the best Japanese restaurant​ in the world!".

Jacqueline W.8 months ago · 1 review

Great food; good atmosphere. Buffet menu very well priced. A favourite! And very attentive staff who couldn't do enough for us on the night. Love this place.