We tried a bunch of things and enjoyed them all. Definitely go with the recommended items. Our favorites were the fried chicken and spare ribs.
If I didn't work in the same neighborhood as this gem I would still drive however long it would take to get here. Zen Box has the happiest staff that doesn't just sit around but they are always helping their guests. The food is delicious and the drinks are wonderful! Thank you for being a staple to my life!
Love everything about this restaurant!!
Great Friday night restaurant the Tonkotsu and Kimchi ramen were both - chef kisses fingers noise!!!!
This was my fifth time for dinner at Zen Box and the quality and service are consistent. The food is excellent and I have recommended Zen Box to friends. Seating is limited so reservations are recommended. Zen Box is an excellent place to eat for any occasion.
Wonderful as always!
Enjoyed the food and overall experience. The service was prompt and friendly and the food was quite good!
ZBI is the best.
Good drinks. Order the ramen. Short ribs are great.
Loved it. Great food
Wonderful well-crafted homemade food! My favorite above all is their spicy kimchi ramen with homemade noodles and amazing broth.
Enjoyed the suggested appetizers but our main courses were not savory enough.
Japanese comfort food at its best! Love the Ahi Tuna Bento Box.
I love their craft ramen. Their sake selection is really good. This place is amazing and delicious!
Always have to make a stop to Zen Box every time I am in Minneapolis!
Amazing as always! Keep up the great work and service!
Ramen was just ok and meat was VERY fatty. Broth could have been better. Short Rib appetizer was meaty but flavorless. Chicken Kara-Age was good. Tuna Poke' was fantastic and the bright spot of the meal. Service was great but restaurant is very loud....hard to talk to each other. Surprised it was rated this highly. We LOVE sushi and would not come back here.
Good food and great food, would go back for another taste. Lots of interesting items on the menu. Highly recommend the crab guacamole. Worth the reservation!!
Do yourself a favor and stop by this place. Being in town for a trade show our group went to more expensive places at the beginning of the week. I got tired of that "type" of dining and I just had to try this place. When I told them of my plans a group of 5 wanted to go with me. We ordered a lot of food and let me tell you EVERYONE was impressed they could not believe the flavors in just our "appetizers". Beer was cold and food was AMAZING.
Fabulous ramen; great gyoza; terrific sake. Friendly and helpful service. Nice casual atmosphere. An altogether great dining experience.
My favorite Japanese spot!
Great ramen- get their daily special! Fun and causal place with awesome drink names.
There was such unique menu items, it was hard for me to pick what I wanted! Great taste and great presntation. I would definitely recommend if you are looking for something different than your typical dining experience.
Went on a Saturday night. Finding a spot on the street to park close by was easy. Arrived at 8 for a 8:30 reservation and was seated immediately. Food choices were plentiful and food presentation was excellent. Both had the ramen special and it was unique and tasty. Great for quick dinner before a show.
I highly recommend! Best ramen I've had in the Twin Cities. There was nothing left of the huge bowl I ordered. Luckily there was a spoon provided so I didn't have to drink the broth directly from the bowl (because I absolutely would have). It was worth the hype - Kudos!
We were put in the back of the restaurant in a smallest room that was Extremely Loud. The food was okay. Most of the meat is fatty. the best two items we had War our drinks and the Sebastian Joe's ice cream
Loved Zen Box! Such a wonderful place for a date and social outing. The food was absolutely amazing and an incredible value for its quality. One of the most authentic Japanese food experiences we've experienced in Japan. My boyfriend and I love coming here even though we live outside the twin cities.
Always wonderful! Great food, great service and just an overall good time.
The food here is always top notch and delicious. I love the small plates because I like to sample as many dishes as possible. I highly recommend the tempura avocado. They’re to die for.
Our server was great. The food was outstanding. Can't wait to return!
My wife and I ate there with two friends, and we enjoyed the food immensely. The calimari is the best of its kind I have ever had. We ended up ordering two! The ramen was also excellent.
Excellent Ramen. Definitely their strong suit. The other dishes I had were good. Not great. Get the ramen.
The staff is great!
Tonkatsu Ramen 🍜 and the short ribs are delightful. 🍻
third visit to Zen Box - love the Ramen - so delicious. Tastes closest to what I had in Japan - wish I could eat here weekly!!!
Such a great experience here! One of my favorite spots!
Very energetic and fun location... Food was very good and the staff was friendly... Definitely a recommended place to eat...