If you've had your fill of Southern cuisine, head to this downstairs spot that regularly wins awards for its sushi. That's not surprising, as chef and owner Kazumi Yoshimoto focuses on fresh ingredients and creative combinations, and his results are consistently delicious. The dining room's simple design and a mix of seating arrangements is only the beginning: The crown jewel is the patio, a wonderful spot to enjoy a pleasant evening, particularly in spring and fall. Check
out the daily list of specialty rolls, or opt for something from the list of grilled meat and noodle dishes. For those burning the midnight oil, Sushi Zen is open past 3 am on weekends.