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Irausquin Blvd 83 Je | in the Occidental Grand Hotel, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
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Guelph, Canada
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4 reviews
Reviewed 8 March 2016

Nice selection of food choices. Habatchi was fun for all ages and very entertaining. Staff were very attentive and friendly.

Thank 776jgb
Longueuil, Canada
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350 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2015

Got my best meal of the week at Zen a la carte. Food was tasty and hot. Server was smiling and very accommodating. Nice ambiance

Thank Stephane M
North Reading, Massachusetts
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2015

Do not waste your time! The chicken satay was skeewered chicken with some peanut sauce thrown near it. I've never had miso soup I didn't like. This place is so not worth visiting!

Thank Kirsten F
Long Island, NY
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77 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2015

The chef did tricks I've never seen done before at hibachi tables! He made a T-Rex out of rice. The portions were large, the chef was entertaining, the fried ice cream is perfect size! Wanted to eat here every night! When making reservations for the hibachi table, please be aware there are only two time seatings per night. I believe... More 

Thank Andrea D
Flemington, New Jersey
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156 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2015 via mobile

Had the hibachi dinner two times during our 1 week stay. The food here is the best in the hotel and the chef is entertaining. Would recommend to make reservations early if you want to go, seats are limited.

Thank Plankton1
Ocean Isle Beach, North Carolina
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80 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 October 2014

Zen is a Japanese Restaurant and is one of several restaurants at the Occidental Complex. My wife and I ate there to try it out even though we are not great fans of this type of cru sine. The overall presentation and cooking was a lot of fun but didn't eat very much of the dinner due to our personal... More 

Thank wayneh850
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92 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2014

My wife and friends ate at the Zen 3 times in 10 days. Once at the sit down area and twice at the hibachi tables . Each time our food was prepared to perfection. At the sit down you can order more than one dish for yourself this way you can really enjoyed having a great meal. Service is outstanding... More 

Thank fred5710
Hampton, Virginia
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 April 2014

Elmo was a wonderful server and the Hibachi was delicious... We will definitely eat there again! They serve you a 5 course meal and its included in your all inclusive package

Thank Sybil B
Elora, Canada
2 reviews
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Excellent experience. All of our food was prepared right before out eyes by a fantastic cook/entertainer. The only drawback to the entire experience was that there was no much of a Saki selection to accompany the experience. That's to say that they had one bottle for purchase ($32US).

Thank Jared P
Paramaribo, Suriname
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 December 2013

Based on the terrific reviews my girlfriend and I went to the Occidental Hotel for some great Sushi. Too bad. We were turned away at the entrance for not being Occidental Hotel guests.. So I took my business and appetite elsewhere.

1 Thank Serge2571

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Irausquin Blvd 83 Je | in the Occidental Grand Hotel, Palm - Eagle Beach, Aruba
  • Location: Caribbean  >  Aruba  >  Palm - Eagle Beach

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?