Listen I too signed up on this site to defend this place from the exaggerated bad reviews below. A little history about myself: I've tried the following sushi places at least two or more times since Ive lived here for 4 years now: Raw, Morimoto, Fuji Mountain, Haru, Mizu, Aja, Genji, and Shiroi, as well as others around the area. I want to tell all of you readers of my review and the ones below, that if someone considers even eating ""Super fresh"" (which is anything but fresh) sushi and then rates it higher than Zento, they absolutely have no clue about good sushi, so please do not listen to their recommendations for sushi. THEY BRING SHAME to the great places like this one. Also for the record, I have plenty of Japanese friends, no not American, Japanese, and they can all vouch for this place, since they recommended it to me. \r
Zento is a small, casual, inexpensive, sushi place right across the street from Cebu in olde city. The service is not meant to be anything like morimoto and Haru; you can not compare the two, that?s completely unfair to Zento. There is only one person watering every time I've gone there, but the wait wasn't long at all considering how little staff they have. Honestly, I don?t know about you guys but when I go out looking for good sushi that?s all that matters to me. Regardless of how the place looks and how many waiters are throwing themselves at me, in the end all that matters is how good the sushi is. So people, stop bashing this sushi place and giving such a poor review just because they dont have valet parking, gold painted walls, and reservations you need a month in advance. THE SUSHI AT ZENTO IS AMAZING! Go for the sushi not the restaurant itself. If you really want to dine in complete opulence then yeah head over to Morimoto or something, but if you want just some top-5, inexpensive sushi, with some friends or maybe for lunch, definitely stop by Zento and try it out, you wont be sorry. Top 5 for me! Def try the VOLCANO ROLL, perfect!
Pros: Great Fresh Sushi, Their ""Volcano Roll"", Original, Friendly and Fast Service, Moderately Priced for Expensive Quality
Cons: Small, Little Staffed