640 Merrimon Ave, Asheville, NC 28804       Tel.: (828) 225-6033  

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Open Hours:
Mon. - Sun.: 11:00 am - 3:15 pm
Sun. - Wed. 4:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Thurs. - Sat. 4:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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Zen Sushi Lunch House Special

11:00 am - 3:15 pm

Sushi Lunch Combos

Both Sushi Lunch Combos include either a Miso Soup or Green Salad
Choose 2 Rolls (Sushi Lunch Option A) 8.00
Choose 3 Rolls (Sushi Lunch Option A) 11.00
Sushi Lunch Option A
  • Spicy Vegetable Roll
  • Asparagus Tempura Roll
  • Cucumber and Avocado Roll
  • Mushroom Cucumber Roll
  • Sweet Potato Tempura Roll
  • Cucumber Roll
  • Pickled Radish Roll
  • Avocado Roll
  • Vegetable Roll<
  • Tempura Onion Roll
Choose 2 Rolls (Sushi Lunch Option B) 9.00
Choose 3 Rolls (Sushi Lunch Option B) 12.00
Sushi Lunch Option B
  • Spicy Crunchy Tuna Roll
  • Boston Roll
  • Salmon Roll
  • Eel Avocado Roll
  • Spicy Crabstick Roll
  • Yellowtail Roll
  • Salmon Avocado Roll
  • Spicy Crunchy Salmon Roll
  • Salmon Skin Roll
  • Bagel Roll
  • Tuna Roll
  • Shrimp Tempura Roll<
  • Crabstick Roll
  • Eel Cucumber Roll
  • Chicken Tempura Roll
  • California Roll

Sushi Bar Lunch

Includes Miso Soup or Mixed Green Salad
vegetarianVegetable Sushi Lunch
5 pcs assorted vegetable sushi and a vegetable roll
rawSushi Lunch
5 pcs assorted fish and a California roll
rawZen Sushi Lunch
2 pcs tuna, 2 pcs salmon, 2 pcs yellowtail & California roll
Sashimi Lunch
10 pcs assorted raw fish w. a bowl of rice
Zen Sashimi Lunch
3 pcs tuna, 3 pcs salmon, 3 pcs yellowtail & 3 pcs white fish

Lunch Boxes

Includes Miso Soup, Green Salad, Rice and California Roll
vegetarianVegetable Tempura Lunch Box 7.50
vegetarianTofu & Vegetable Teriyaki Lunch Box 7.50
Chicken Teriyaki Lunch Box 8.50
Chicken or Tofu Katsu Lunch Box 8.50
Chicken Yakitori Lunch Box 8.50
Chicken and Vegetable Tempura Lunch Box 9.50
Shrimp and Vegetable Tempura Lunch Box 9.50
rawShrimp, Salmon, or Steak Teriyaki Lunch Box 9.50
Spicy Garlic Bass Lunch Box 9.50
Fish Katsu Lunch Box 9.50


Side of Sauce $0.25 ea
vegetarianHaru Maki (2 pcs.)
Deep fried Japanese style spring roll
VegetarianGluten FreeEdamame 4.49
Cheese Wonton (4 pcs.)
Cream cheese, crab meat, and scallion
vegetarianAge Tofu (4 pcs.)
Deep fried tofu w. sauce
Chicken Yakitori (2 pcs.)
Broiled chicken on skewer w. teriyaki sauce
Chicken Katsu
Japanese style breaded fried chicken w. sauce
vegetarianYasai Gyoza (6 pcs.)
Pan fried or steamed vegetable dumplings
Pork Gyoza (6 pcs.)
Pan fried or steamed pork dumplings
Shumai (6 pcs.)
Fried or steamed shrimp dumpling
Fried Calamari
Fried squid w. mildly spicy sauce
Beef Negimaki (6 pcs.)
Grilled sliced beef rolled w. scallion & teriyaki sauce on top
Kaki Fry (4 pcs.)
Deep fried oysters w. chef's sauce
Rock Shrimp
Batter fried shrimp tossed with spicy cream sauce
Hamachi Kama
Broiled yellowtail neck with salt, pepper and ponzu sauce

Sushi Bar Appetizers

Sushi Appetizer
4 pc. assorted sliced raw fish on bed of rice
Sashimi Appetizer
8 pc. assorted sliced raw fish
(Salmon, Tuna or Peppered Tuna)
Sliced seared fish in ponzu sauce
Spicy Kani Salad
Crabstick, cucumber and crunchy mixed in spicy mayo sauce
Tako Su
Sliced octopus served in ponzu sauce
rawTataki Tuna Mango Wrap
Mango, cucumber wrapped in peppered tuna tataki and topped with ponzu & mango sauce, finished with infused virgin olive oil
rawYellowtail Jalapeno
Sliced yellowtail, jalapeno and tobiko served in yuzu soy sauce

Soup and Salad

VegetarianGluten FreeMiso Soup 1.99
vegetarianTofu & Vegetable Soup 3.99
Seafood Soup
(Shrimp, scallop, mussel, crabstick and vegetables in broth)
VegetarianGluten FreeGreen Salad 2.99
VegetarianGluten FreeAvocado Salad 4.49
vegetarianCucumber Salad 4.49
vegetarianSeaweed Salad 4.99
Squid Salad 5.99

Sushi Bar Entrees

Served w. Miso Soup or Salad
Substitute Brown Rice for $0.5
vegetarianVegetable Maki
Avocado roll, tempura sweet potato roll & vegetable roll
rawMaki Dinner
California roll, spicy tuna roll & shrimp tempura roll
rawSushi Regular
7 pc. chef's choice assorted sushi & California roll
rawChirashi Donburi
12 pc. assorted chef's choice sashimi over sushi rice
Unagi Dunburi
8 pc. smoked eel over sushi rice
rawSushi Deluxe
9 pc. chef's choice assorted sushi & spicy tuna roll
Sashimi Deluxe
15 pc. chef's choice assorted sashimi w. bowl of rice
rawSushi & Sashimi Combo
5 pc. sushi, 9 pc. sashimi chef's choice & shrimp tempura roll
rawLove Boat for Two
8 pc. sushi, 15 pc. sashimi w. two chef's special rolls
rawLove Boat for Three 74.99
rawLove Boat for Four 99.99

Sushi and Sashimi A La Carte

Sushi: Fish on bed of rice - 2 pcs per order
Sashimi: No Rice - 3 pcs per order
Served as 1 pc of sushi or sashimi
Omelet (Tamago) 4.00
rawSquid (Ika) 4.75
Tofu (Inari) 4.00
rawStriped Bass 4.75
Surf Clam (Hokigai) 4.75
rawFluke (Hirame) 4.75
Octopus (Tako) 4.75
rawMackerel (Saba) 4.75
Crabstick (Kani) 4.75
rawRed Snapper (Tai) 4.75
Shrimp (Ebi) 4.75
rawEscolar (White Tuna) 4.75
Eel (Unagi) 5.25
rawSalmon (Sake) 5.25
rawYellowtail (Hamachi) 5.25
rawTuna (Maguro) 5.25
rawSmoked Salmon 5.75
rawScallop (Hotategai) 6.00
rawFish Egg (Massago) 2.50
rawSalmon Roe (Ikura) 3.00
rawSweet Shrimp (Amaebi) 3.50
rawSea Urchin (Uni) S/P

Sumaki Roll and Hand Roll

Add avocado, cucumber, or cream cheese inside for $0.75, substitute brown rice for $0.5
Add masago for $1, Side Sauce for $0.25 each
1. Salmon Skin Roll
Salmon skin, cucumber w. eel sauce
2. California Roll
crabstick, cucumber and avocado
raw3. Kani Roll 4.75
raw4. Boston Roll
Cooked shrimp, avocado, lettuce w. masago & mayo
5. Tempura Mushroom & Cream Cheese Roll 4.99
6. Eastern Roll
Cooked shrimp, tamago, and avocado
raw7. Salmon Roll 4.99
raw8. Spicy Crunchy Tuna Roll 5.25
raw9. Spicy Crunchy Salmon Roll 5.25
raw10. Tuna Roll 5.25
raw11. Yellowtail Scallion Roll 5.25
12. Yellowtail Jalapeno roll 5.25
13. Spicy Crunchy Kani Roll 5.25
14. Spicy Crunchy Shrimp Roll 5.25
15. Eel Cucumber Roll 5.25
16. Eel Avocado Roll 5.25
raw17. Salmon Avocado Roll 5.49
raw18. Philadelphia Roll
Smoked salmon, avocado, & cream cheese
19. Spicy Crunchy Tako Roll 5.99
raw20. Bagel Roll
Fresh salmon, crunchy, cream cheese, & masago
raw21. Shrimp Tempura Roll
Tempura shrimp, cucumber, lettuce & massago
raw22. Spider Roll
Fried Soft Shell Crab, cucumber, lettuce, avocado & masago
raw23. Passion Roll
Fresh tuna, avocado, and crunchy; with spicy mayo, & Jalapeno spicy powder on top
raw24. Spicy Crunchy Scallop Roll 6.99

Vegetarian Roll

vegetarian1. Cucumber Roll 3.99
vegetarian2. Tempura Onion Roll 4.49
vegetarian3. Oshinko Roll 4.49
vegetarian4. Avocado Roll 4.49
vegetarian5. Asparagus Tempura Roll 4.49
vegetarian6. Sweet Potato Tempura Roll 4.49
vegetarian7. Kanpyo Roll 4.49
vegetarian8. AAC Roll
Avocado, Cucumber, & Asparagus Roll
vegetarian9. Vegetable Roll 4.75
vegetarian10. Spicy Vegetable Roll
Cucumber, avocado, kanpyo, lettuce & burdock w. spicy mayo sauce
vegetarian11. Inari Tofu & Avocado Roll 4.99
vegetarian12. Tempeh Roll
Tempura fried tempeh, asparagus, carrots & cucumber inside, topped with avocado and sweet chili mango sauce
vegetarian13. Tempura Mushroom & Cucumber Roll 4.99

Special Roll

Add avocado, cucumber, or cream cheese inside for $0.75, substitute brown rice for $0.5
Add masago for $1, Side Sauce for $0.25 each
Certain items may be charged more
vegetarian1. Joy Roll
Inari tofu, cream cheese, crunchy inside & avocado on top
2. Blue Roll
Sea bass tempura, cucumber, avocado & lettuce inside with masago on top
3. Yahoo Roll
Fried oyster inside with eel sauce
4. USA Roll
Tempura fried roll with spicy crab stick & cream cheese inside; spicy mayo and eel sauce on top
raw5. Hanado Roll
Tempura fried roll with spicy tuna & avocado inside, with chef special sauce
6. Kani Naruto Roll
Crabstick, tamago, and avocado rolled in sliced cucumber, with ponzu sauce
raw7. Godzilla Roll
Spicy crunchy salmon, crabstick, cream cheese, and avocado inside, tobiko, scallion, spicy mayo and eel sauce on top
raw8. Beach Roll
Spicy crunchy crab inside, salmon and a dollop of hot sauce on top
raw9. Rainbow Roll
Crabstick, cucumber, and avocado inside, w. assorted fresh fish on top
10. Dragon Roll
Eel, crabstick, and cucumber inside, with avocado and eel sauce on top
raw11. Volcano Roll
Tempura crabstick, cucumber & avocado inside with spicy crunchy salmon, eel sauce & hot chili sauce on top
12. Foxy Lady Roll
Tempura sweet potato & avocado inside, with smoked salmon & eel sauce on top
13. Royale Roll
Fried oyster inside; avocado, eel sauce, wasabi mayo on top
raw14. Cloud Nine Roll
Tempura eel & avocado inside with spicy tuna & eel sauce on top
raw15. I Love Eel Roll
Spicy tuna, salmon, yellowtail & avocado inside with eel on top
raw16. Rock N Roll Roll
Cooked shrimp, avocado & cream cheese inside with fresh salmon & lime on top
raw17. Crazy Tuna Roll
Spicy tuna, salmon, yellowtail, cucumber and avocado inside, with seared pepper tuna on top
raw18. Mexican Roll
White tuna, asparagus & avocado inside with spicy crunchy tuna, jalapeno and hot chili sauce on top
raw19. Red River Roll
Spicy crunchy tuna inside with fresh tuna, avocado, & tobiko on top
raw20. Dancing Roll
Tempura shrimp inside with spicy crunchy scallop on top with eel sauce
raw21. Sweetheart Roll
Spicy crunchy shrimp, cucumber & avocado inside, with fresh salmon lemon slices & wasabi mayo sauce on top
raw22. Rainbow Naruto Roll
Tuna, salmon, yellowtail, avocado & tobiko rolled in sliced cucumber in Ponzu
23. Blue Ridge Roll
Tempura shrimp & cream cheese inside, topped with spicy crabstick
24. Devil D Roll
Tempura salmon, avocado, cream cheese inside; with spicy crabstick and eel sauce on top
raw25. Perfect Match Roll
Tempura shrimp, lobster salad, mango & avocado rolled with soy paper, tobiko & wasabi mayo on top
raw26. Fire Island Roll
Spicy crunchy salmon, & mango inside, with lobster salad, wasabi tobiko and hot chili sauce on top
raw27. Pink Lady Roll
Peppered tuna, cucumber & mayo inside, with spicy crunchy salmon and mango sauce on top
28. Bay Roll
King crab meat, avocado & cucumber inside with cooked shrimp and wasabi mayo on top
raw29. Downtown Roll
Spicy crunchy tuna, yellowtail, salmon inside; avocado, seared white tuna, and wasabi mayo sauce on top
30. Surprise Roll
Tempura soft shell crab inside; with eel avocado and chef's special sauce on top
31. Happy Roll
Tempura eel, avocado, crabstick inside with spicy crunchy shrimp and eel sauce on top
32. Angry Dragon Roll
Tempura shrimp inside, with spicy king crab meat and sweet miso sauce on top
raw33. Premier Roll
Spicy white tuna, avocado inside; tuna, yellowtail, salmon on top, w. thinly sliced lemon, and spicy sweet miso sauce on top
raw34. Joeski Roll
Shrimp tempura inside with fresh tuna, avocado & chef special sauce
raw35. Soho Roll
Peppered tuna, avocado, cucumber & mango inside; with spicy crunchy white tuna & mango sauce on top
36. New Horizons Roll
Yellowtail, asparagus, & avocado inside; with fresh salmon, tuna & wasabi caviar on top
raw37. Zen Roll
Shrimp tempura, spicy tuna, avocado & asparagus inside; with yellowtail, white tuna, red tobiko, black tobiko, scallion & chef’s special sauce on top
raw38. Spicy Tuna Naruto Roll
Spicy tuna, avocado, and crunchy rolled in sliced cucumber, served with ponzu sauce
raw39. King Roll
Spicy crabstick, shrimp tempura, avocado, and mango inside; tuna, salmon, yellowtail, avocado, eel, mango sauce, eel sauce, wasabi mayo, and tobiko on top, wrapped in soy paper.

Kitchen Entrees

Served w. rice and a side of miso soup or green salad
vegetarianVegetable Tempura 11.99
vegetarianTofu & Vegetable Teriyaki 11.99
Chicken Teriyaki 13.99
Chicken Katsu 13.99
Chicken & Vegetable Tempura 13.99
Shrimp & Vegetable Tempura 14.99
Beef Negimaki
Grilled sliced beef rolled with scallions & teriyaki sauce


Served over rice with a side of miso soup or green salad
Side order of sauce $0.25 each, brown rice $0.5
vegetarianTofu & Vegetable Fried Rice 8.99
Chicken Fried Rice 9.99
Shrimp Fried Rice 10.99
Yasai Don
Stir fried tofu and vegetables, served over rice w. our house special sauce
Chicken Don
Stir fried chicken and vegetables served over rice w. sauce
Shrimp Don
Stir fried shrimp and vegetables served over rice w. sauce
Zen Don
Lightly fried sea bass, tofu, & vegetales served over rice w. ginger sauce
Seafood Don
Lightly fried sea bass w. stir fried shrimp, scallop, & vegetables served over rice w. spicy garlic sauce


add Fried Tofu or Egg $0.99 extra, add Chicken $1.99 extra, add Steak or Shrimp $2.99 extra
vegetarianVegetable Stir Fried Noodle 9.99
vegetarianVegetable Noodle Soup 9.99
Chicken Stir Fried Noodle 11.99
Shrimp Stir Fried Noodle 12.99
Tempura Noodle Soup 12.99
Nabeyaki Noodle Soup 13.99
Seafood Stir Fried Noodle 14.99
Seafood Noodle Soup
Shrimp, scallop, mussel, fish cake, vegetable

Bento Combination Box

Served w. rice and a side of miso soup or green salad
vegetarianVegetable Dinner Box
Vegetable tempura, vegetable teriyaki & vegetable roll
Box A
Chicken & vegetable tempura, shrimp teriyaki & California roll
Box B
Shrimp & vegetable tempura, chicken teriyaki & California roll
Box C
Shrimp & vegetable tempura, salmon teriyaki & California roll
Box D
Shrimp & vegetable tempura, steak teriyaki & California Roll


(Served with fried rice, vegetable and a side of miso soup or salad)
Side Order of Sauce $0.25 each
vegetarianHibachi Tofu & Vegetable 12.99
Hibachi Chicken 13.99
Hibachi Shrimp 15.99
Hibachi Steak 17.99
Hibachi Salmon 17.99
Hibachi Chicken & Shrimp 17.99
Hibachi Chicken & Steak 18.99
Hibachi Shrimp & Steak 19.99
Hibachi Shrimp & Scallop 20.99


Root Beer, 7 Up, RC, Diet Rite, Cheerwine
Lemonade 2.00
Ice Tea (Sweet/Unsweet) 2.00
Bottled Water 1.50
San Pellegrino 3.50
Juice / Milk 2.50
Hot Tea 1.75


Ice Cream
Green Tea, Red Bean
Mochi Ice Cream
Green Tea, Red Bean, Mango, Strawberry
Tempura Ice Cream 5.00
Tempura Cheese Cake 5.00
Tempura Banana Split 7.00

Drink Menu


Asahi (Pt)4.50 (Qt)7.00
Sapporo (Pt)4.50 (Qt)7.00
Kirin Ichiban 4.50
Tsing Tao 4.50
Highland Gaelic 5.00
Highland Oatmeal Porter 5.00
Green Man IPA 5.00
Bud Light 4.00
Miller Light 4.00
Yuengling 4.00
Local Seasonal 5.00


House Hot Sake (Pt)4.00 (Qt)6.00
Ozeki Dry 7.00
Sho Chiku Bai Nigori 9.00
Sho Chiku Bai Ginjo 10.00
Mio Sparkling Sake 12.00
Tozai Snow Maiden Nigori 15.00
Tizai Living Jewel Junmai 15.00
Momokawa Organic Nigori 15.00
Momokawa Organic Ginjo 15.00
Ozeki Karatamba Junmai 17.00
Bunraku Yahamai Junmai 22.00