I highly recommend this place!
I highly recommend this place! I had a wonderful time!
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
I have been looking forward
I have been looking forward to dining here for quite some time. I was blown away by the entire experience. Our server was phenomenal, the food was incredible, and the atmosphere was perfectly romantic.
I highly recommend this restaurant and will definitely return.
3/19/2013 5:00:00 PM
Amazing, eating at Zenkichi
Amazing, eating at Zenkichi is more than a meal it's an experience. Excellent food, setting and service. I highly recommend indulging in this worth while delight.
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Zenkichi is a unique and wonderful experience transported to another (better time).
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Went here on a date Friday
Went here on a date Friday night and was thoroughly impressed. The food was fantastic as was the service. Highly recommend eating here.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We were happy to read that the waiters would 'respect our privacy' and we would get serviced only if we rang the little buzzer at our table (that was closed off with a curtain). We were very excited about this because we usually don't like having waiters ask 3-4 times throughout the meal: "how is your...?"/"Is everything ok?". Unfortunately our waitress kept coming back - especially when we were in the middle of a course - to check on us. Since she she had to lift the curtain every time, it became very annoying after the 10th time... Also because you're in such a small, intimate space and this girl keeps poking her head in there, you feel like it's the three of you having dinner.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had an awesome Dinner at
We had an awesome Dinner at Zenkicki, loved the food and the romantic atmosphere:)
The Omakase and Premium Sake tasting is an incredible combination!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Authentic, delicious Brooklyn gem
Extremely romantic. Don't take someone you aren't close with and comfortable! The prix fixe menu is incredible and gives you a good opportunity to try dished you might not normally order. The miso glazed cod was so tender and delicious. I ordered the black sesame chilled mousse and it was everything I imagined and more. My date had the grapefruit gelée and we were so impressed. A very refreshing dessert as the weather heats up!
Perfect place for the NYC foodie.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Zenkichi:Great for a date. Bring $$
Private and pricey. As good as it gets for a date. We had the tasting menu and an accompanying sake tasting. The former was interesting. The latter was a waste for us. High-end sake may work for some people, but we just didn't see what was special. Pass on it.
4/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful spot, very romantic
Wonderful spot, very romantic with wonderful service.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
I ate here previously and vowed to come back with my party for the omakase tasting menu. We were not disappointed! I highly recommend getting the sake tasting to accompany your meal. This might be the best value tasting menu in the city.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Exceptional service, great
Exceptional service, great food; Just a great experience overall. Everything was served with such panache; Fantastic presentation, not to mention that it was all quite tasty. The meal was topped off with an irresistable walnut chocolate pudding; My dining partner was reluctantly coaxed to taste a sample, then very enthusiastically finished the entire cup.
5/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
very cool, great experience if u r ain the mood fore something differ than sushi
6/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
small, intimate table experience.
small, intimate table experience. very private seating. no children allowed! really fantastic seasonal omakase option as well as a la carte menu. had a fantastic, tasty, lovely night. was not rushed at all, and took our time savoring the sake and ambiance.
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very impressed! High class, definitely not your usual sushi night. It's an experience.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had a very special friend coming over from Europe and I wanted a nice romantic place to celebrate his birthday..Zenkichi was THE PERFECT place to do this!! From beginning to end every was exactly how I hoped!!!
7/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
love it. food is good- scene is cool. prices are reasonable for quality
7/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Williamsburg's Fine Japanese
Williamsburg's Fine Japanese Dining that's NOT sushi!
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great location, amazing food
Great location, amazing food and sublime service! It's simply the most romantic spot out there!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We were so surprised by Zenkichi. It was everything. All Japanese restaurants in Manhattan should take note, THIS is how it's supposed to be done. We were transported back to Kyoto. The food, service and decor left no stone unturned. We will be coming here for a long time to come.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place was great. My boyfriend and I went here on our anniversary and it was so romantic.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nothing bad to say; we had an excellent meal and an excellent time. Two had the tasting menu and two ordered a la carte and it was all presented in a way that we could all share.
8/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cozy booths, great tasting
Cozy booths, great tasting menu and willingness to substitute, wonderful sake list. Excellent service.
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very Tokyo-like atmosphere. Each table has a screen to keep the privacy. I was with my girlfriend so it was too dingy and dark for us but for a romantic date night I guess it's perfect!
Food is really good. The potions are very small though.. So you need to order a lot to get satisfied and ended up spending a lot of money.
If you don't order omakase you need to choose fom a la carte. The a la carte section is too small options, they should add more on it.
Overall I love the place for the tasty food!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Small plates, AMAZING taste
This is a wonderful place to enjoy a private, delectable meal with your loved one or with friends. The outside sets the stage for something different than what's surrounding it in "hip" Williamsburg, BK. Walk in to a dark and sultry ambiance greeted by jazz and friendly staff. Reservations are a must and you'll enjoy quick seating. Overall, the ambiance is awesome, but the food is AMAZING. More like a tapas inspired tasting experience, I loved how our order came out in waves of taste getting better with each service. Definitely recommend multiple plates and the menu itself advises 3-4 plates per person. That's spot on. Miso Cod was best the best amongst a host of worthy competitors for best dish. There are no bad choices here. Enjoy!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet, romantic and secluded spot. Food is excellent. Surprising flavors. Had an awesome night. Will come back.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
The tasting menu is definitely for light eaters. It was fun, tasty, and well-presented but some items were literally a bite or two. Accompanied by a bottle of sake (beware - this can blow your budget), it was just enough food for me but not for my husband who visited the Tacos Morelos truck afterwards. But the intimate setting is perfect for a romantic date and the service was great - attentive and informative but otherwise invisible (in a good way). Our server was a helpful guide through the sake menu and let us taste a few before deciding. If you don't finish your bottle, they will seal it up for you in a bag to take home! So an aesthetic dining experience but not sure we would return, especially considering price/value ratio.
9/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
All about the ambience
Great vibe. Love the personal dining experience and food was great.
Recommend the tea!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Did not disappoint
I had heard about zenchiki from quite a few people. They all told me 'it's a very romantic place with aphrodisiac qualities', 'you feel like your transported to another place'. I was also told 'food is not for everyone'. All the reasons above would have me running to this spot. My husband, however, likes loud places that serve French fries and burgers. So it was my birthday, my choice, and Zenchiki it was. Not only did my husband and I love the service and the ambiance, Zenchiki was able to accommodate my husbands narrow minded palate and he found plenty of menu items (modified to his needs)to enjoy. And I got to eat authentic Japanese! We will choose this place again and again for its great service, great food and unique experience.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely Anniversary Dinner
My husband and I went here for our anniversary and loved it. The tasting menu and sake list are the way to go!
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service are excellent. There is an extensive saki menu, and the tables are in cozy corners with bamboo shades that the waiter will pull up to serve you. The staff goes out of their way to please you and take note of any special occasion. Awesome experience!
9/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
I always go to Zenkichi for
I always go to Zenkichi for special occasions. I love it that privacy is their number one. Food is great, portions are small but in my opinion it is worth it.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
celebrating a birthday
Was an awesome evening, the ambiance was excellent, the host and service team was very friendly, we tried the cod along with the lamb chops both were very succulent, the personalize tables were very private, and the option to buzz in our service personnel was an added treat. Dessert was on point, and they added their own touch to make it a special evening for my girlfriend who was celebrating her birthday.
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Different and differentiated
From the outside, Zenkichi is an unremarkable as any restaurant anywhere. From the moment you enter the inner sanctum, it is a truly remarkable sensory and service experience. The omakase tasting menu is the way to go, with a range of interesting and well priced sake accompaniments. Every morsel of the 7 course dinner was superb. A restaurant experience this delicious and differentiated would cost twice as much in Manhattan, if you could find one . . .
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful restaurant where
Beautiful restaurant where diners get to to experience privacy in closed booths, however, there are slats opened to adjacent booths, so it was a little louder than I expected. We had the omakase and a very nice bottle of junmai ginjo. The desserts were the best part of the meal, especially the black sesame and tofu desserts. Everything else was okay, but a little forgettable. The only thing I did not like was the black cod; it was too oily. I would recommend this place for couples celebrating a special occasion.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Its an amazing restaurant
Its an amazing restaurant - but is a bit expensive. If you go, plan to get the tasting menu.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lovely dining experience, with private booths and buttons for calling the waiter. The food was mostly excellent and certainly exciting. Amazing selection of sakes. Definitely a perfect date-spot.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
No sake tastes like wine,
No sake tastes like wine, maybe next time when a customer asks for that recommendation you can just recommend beer instead? Or really have wine on the drink list. As I have been to zenkichi few times and have try few recommendations of the sake bottles and they all taste more like pure vodka or soju than wine...
But otherwise the whole experience of eating at zenkichi has been great!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had great unique ambiance. Service was great and was above and beyond for a special occasion.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Private and great value
It was a completely wonderful and new Japanese food experience for me, in a very romantic and private location. We tried the 8-plate menu and all of them were spotless - you just wanted to have more and more. It was well priced for the quality of the food and the service.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
For those into sake and mostly excellent and sustainably-sourced izakaya-type food. I didn't try the omokase tasting menu but it looks really good.
10/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Japanese goodness =)
Food is awesome..Definitely a different dining experience. Great for a super romantic date.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great date spot!
Excellent food and great ambience for an intimate date night.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great service, great food
The food was delicious and offered a variety of options. Small plates, like tapas style and gave you the ability to order a lot of different options. All of the servers were incredibly knowledgeable on the dishes and drinks and incredibly professional and friendly. One of my new favorites for sure!!
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Japanese Experience
Zenkichi is a unique and interesting place to eat Japanses food that expands far beyond the sushi rolls offered at many restaurants. Tables are all private and the menu includes a range of great options. Highly recommend.
11/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
we had friends in town and decided on here and went with the tasting menu. we all enjoyed it, it is a mixture of a bit of everything.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great little place
It was hard to find from outside. U walk into a dark place but then u are taken to a private table
Wooden curtains separate the tables. It's like u r dining by yourselves. Great for couples.
Different food types we did the tasting menu because the menu was. Little confusing. Big list of
A place to try for sure
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was superb. But this time our server didnt respond to the bell. We had to ring it a few times. She didn't mention that there are no refills making the bill a bit more expensive. I don't mind but that bothered my company that i brought.I was more happy the first time i came. But i fell in love withthe chefs complimentary tuna dish. That was exquisite! I didn't fancy the chicken dish in the log. It had a weird taste. But i will definitely be going back with more friends and for the potato balls! Maybe offer a sample of what people want to order. For example, the chicken in the log. After trying it i wouldn't have ordered the dish. And also you can add that service for $5-$20 dollars.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and great ambience
The food was extraordinary! We had the Omakase in additions to other food from the A la Carte menu. The portion of the Omakase was a bit small but all the courses were delicious. We love the Marguro Carpaccio and the beef Tataki from the A la carte menu also. The grilled rice ball with chicken was a bit salty but overall it was an excellent dinner.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM