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Zentan
Zentan

Zentan Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.zentanrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (202) 379-4366
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast : Mon-Fri 7:00am to 10:30am Sat-Sun 8:00am to 11:00am
    Lunch : Mon-Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm Sat-Sun closed
    Dinner : Mon-Thur 5:30pm to 10:00pm
    Fri 5:30pm to 11:00pm
    Sat 5:30pm to 11:00pm
    Sunday 5:30pm to 10:00pm
    Rooftop Bar : Mon-Fri 5:00pm to 1:00am, Sat-Sun 7pm to 1am
    Happy Hour: Mon-Fri in Zentan - 3:00pm to 7:00pm, Mon-Fri on the Rooftop - 5pm to 7pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Asian, Sushi, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
  • Executive Chef: Jennifer Nguyen
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact our private dining coordinator, Christine Mitchell at (202) 379.3777 or send her an email at christine.mitchell@zentanrestaurant.com
  • Entertainment: The DNV Rooftop offers live DJ's every Thursday night starting at 9pm, as well as Monday evenings for our Industry Night, also beginning at 9pm.
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please inquire about our Private Dining Room and/or Rooftop Lounge to host your next business or social event. Contact our private dining coordinator Christine Mitchell at 202.379.3777 or send her an email at christine.mitchell@zentanrestaurant.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Thoms Circle
  • Public Transit: McPherson Square/Farragut North
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet parking is available at the Donovan House front door.
A word from Zentan
Modern Pan Asian Seasonal Small Plates by Chef Jennifer Nguyen

We want our guests to have an experience not just a meal. We encourage sharing and utilization of our highly trained and educated staff.

Omakase- I'll leave it to you. Let Chef or your server decide!
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Diner Reviews
  • "Went with my office to celebrate a coworkers upcoming wedding. The $19 lunch deal is outstanding. There is plenty of choice, the portions are substantial, and the food is good. I was even impressed with the level of creativity that went into the mocktails."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "We had a great meal at Zentan - will be back when back to DC"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "We were in town for meetings and I was asked to find a restaurant for the first night. Zentan was the choice and they delivered. The staff was very helpful and the food was amazing. I have already recommended the restaurant to a few of my peers looking to have dinner parties during the week."
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "What is it with DC and a complete lack of understanding about sushi? The basic concept is nigiri or fish atop sushi rice. I rarely see anyone order anything but these fake rolls lathered in cream cheese and other incompatible sauces and topped with cornucopia. The food quality here is very high but it doesn't matter because everyone one is focused on pumping out these ridiculous rolls. Price is another issue and prevents this from becoming a regular spot. Much was made in the Post review of the new chef's addition of Pho to the menu but it wasn't even listed. [Typical Post omission.] The robata offerings are top notch but good luck getting out of here for less than $140 for two with a bottle of wine. Is $140 now hipster chump change?"
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Had a fun evening with girlfriends and a delicious dinner here. Interesting combinations in the menu offerings. Good service, fun ambience. Great spot for dinner before enjoying the views from the rooftop hotspot."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "Took my bf there for a birthday dinner and we both enjoyed it! Def would recommend it if you want to try something a little different."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were disappointed in general: shabby atmosphere and clientele, waitress who was well-meaning but presumptive, kitchen ignored my serious allergy tho they were notified on my initial reservation and I told the waitress when we ordered our food. Service was slow. There was an interminable wait each time we ordered a bottle of wine. We were in the back where the waitresses never looked. Some of the food was very good with interesting flavors but sushi and rolls were mediocre quality. Supermarket sushi is better. We were told to share dishes but portions were so small there was not enough of any dish for 4 people to share properly. They should have told us to order more or made the dish for the size of our party."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "The food was ok. Small plates the are shareable. We specifically made dinner reservations so we would be done to see the fireworks & head to the rooftop bar. The waiter disappeared when we wanted to pay & leave & no one was able to find him. By the time he finally showed up we missed the fireworks. Very disappointing!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Zentan is a different experience and we needed some help in ordering. You order many small dishes rather than whole entries. The service was great and we enjoyed the selections we made. Lots of flavor and different foods. We brought along our two year old and they were also very accommodating for her. We did not try the sushi this time, but based on our experience I would say it would be good. The quality, preparation, and presentation were all very good. A good time was had by all."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Took my girlfriend here for dinner! Service was great, and the food was tasty"
    Dined on 7/1/2014
  • "Menu of small dishes is varied Japanese real and virtual, and always tasty. Bar scene its biggest draw."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Can't pinpoint exactly why, but I was underwhelmed. We liked it, didn't love it. There are so many other restaurants to go to in DC when we visit several times a year that we probably won't go back."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Our waiter said that Zentan has the best sushi in DC - not only do they have the best sushi but they have some other great finds as well. This is a great spot for foodies - very interesting menu options and a great lunch deal with a starter, noodle bowl and entree options as well as really great mocktails... We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 6/27/2014
  • "We wanted to find a place to have dinner on a rooftop, being tourists, and heard that this was the place. The food was great, but we were a bit misled about eating dinner on the roof. You can have drinks and bar food on the roof, but dinner in the restaurant on the bottom floor. The restaurant was great, and the food was dlicious. Will deffinitely be back, but will just add some time to have a drink on the roof first next time."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I was so stoked to go eat at zentan and get out of getting the same ok same ol. Me and my girlfriend really enjoyed the atmosphere and Adrian our server was very knowledgeable. I left it up to him to decide our evening and wow did he do an amazing job. The host were very just as friendly. Katie the manager came and welcomed us which made us feel special. Thank you zentan crew for an amazing night. And ask for Adrain when you go he is the man."
    Dined on 6/24/2014
  • "I was skeptical about dining in this restaurant in the Kimpton, as I tend to be with most hotel restaurants. That said, we had a great dinner at Zentan. All four of us were pleased with our selections. The dishes were outstanding. The sushi very fresh. The menu interesting. Our server was outstanding - attentive with hovering, knowledgable and pleasant. I ordered the escolar crudo and sky fall maki at his suggestion. They were delicious!The beef eaters enjoyed their plates as well."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "From the initial greeting to the departure, the service was beyond compare. The greeter remembered our names; two managers came to our table. The several fantastic courses arrived very promptly. And the server was very knowledgeable and made our choices easy - both for the food courses and for the many gourmet sake choices. We will be going back. The only concern is the parking. It advertises valet, but when we arrived at 7pm the parking lot was full. They eventually took care of us, but this raises a concern for next time, as otherwise the parking in the area is not easy."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Amazing food and service! Would go back anytime. The food was a bit expensive, but it was worth it for the quality."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "One of the best Modern Asian Restaurant. Great place to go as a group as you can try a wide variety of dishes. The service was prompt and friendly. Definitely worth a try for the visitors as well as locals."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "This place has always served quality great tasting Sushi. This was my first time bak in 2 years so it was good to see that the quality was still up to par. I've had issues with the service in the past but that was not the case this time. Additionally, they added gluten free soy sauce for those of us with Celiacs. Thank you. Check this place out."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Went for lunch on a busy Tuesday. Wasn't too crowded and had a great mix of casual and professionals."
    Dined on 6/17/2014
  • "We have been twice in the past few weeks. Both times the food was very good; however, the service left a great deal to be desired. The first time, the waitress went way overboard in telling us what she liked (we really were not interested in her personal tastes and did not ask). The second time, the waitress had to be told more than once to give us more time to decide on drinks and meals (no sense of timing) and then had to be asked to refresh water. If you can overlook such service, the food is worth the visit."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Surprised by wonderfulness of everything we tried. Small menu but wide-ranging one. Tried plates from every part of the menu. Loved it all. Dino kale salad really good. Grill items-perfect bites were as advertised. We would go back to try all of them. Sushi worth the price tag. Biggest surprise--the lamb curry recommended by our waitress. Great depth and layers of flavor."
    Dined on 6/13/2014
  • "My colleague and I ate every piece of the food that they put in front of us. Everything was scrumptious!"
    Dined on 6/4/2014
  • "Pushy waitress. Overpriced sushi, don't even think of asking for the live scallop."
    Dined on 6/2/2014
  • "Went for the first time and will go back. The food was great - creative and delicious. "
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "This restaurant is overpriced for the amount of food you get. The food itself left a lot to be desired. You should skip it on your next visit to Washington."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "this is my second review of Zentan, my first one was ecstatic - my second dinner was certainly very good, but i think we did not hit the high points in quite the same way. Black cod (Gindara) was fantastic. Hamachi sashimi delicious - Abara - also delicious. 007 sushi - meh, boring. Dessert sorbets - also kind of boring. Service was nice, but the place was busy and so less attentive and more standard. I'll still go back, but will be more careful about my selections to be sure i get the best of the best since my expectations are now quite high!"
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "The interior is dark and lounge-like - very fun ambiance. The service was fine - but the bartenders are better than the waiter service. The food was quite good, though not all dishes are made equal. The pork belly is amazing. The skewer items are only on par with passed catering appetizers. Good drink options. Overall I would return, but there are certain things I wouldn't order again."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "We live in Logan Circle and decided to try Zentan over the Memorial Day weekend. We were not disappointed. The menu is varied and interesting with a definite Asian flair. The $19 lunch special is a true deal. The food is delicious and the mocktails lovely."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "The menu descriptions do not do justice to the food that comes to the table! Everything we ordered was fabulous (although two items we ordered were not available). One substitute offered was a Brussel sprout dish that was perfect - we couldn't believe it wasn't on the menu. The first service person who took our initial order was fabulous, unfortunately that wasn't our actual server and the service dropped off after that and we had to typically flag our real server down to order another drink or food item. "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "The menu has a ton of variety. We tried many items and everything was superb, especially the sushi"
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "but everything else was wonderful. Very impressed by the new chef."
    Dined on 5/20/2014
  • "Im pregnant and they seated us at a highbar kind of seat with no back the hostess seemed really bothered that we requested a seat with a back. clearly never been preg before! they eventually moved us in middle of meal to a boothed table. we were happy to work them but the hostess was just surly. food-- the brussel sprouts were over salted and the salads were average according to my veg dinner companions. the meat dishes were good, except the duck skewer, which was really dry/overcooked. we left with 2 hungry vegetarians-- they could not alter most any dish to accommodate them which is surprising for a relatively high end restaurant. server was good (tho it took 30 mins to get check)she comped us dessert but wont return."
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "Food is always good and atmosphere is nice, too much noise some times."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "The place was and so were the drinks but the noise level were too high waaay too high."
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "Service and food were both terrific. Imaginative and original new tastes and presentations around the sushi/sashimi theme, which is getting harder to find these days. Unexpected - Kimpton hotels are great places to stay across the country, and although the restaurants are typically OK, this one was very good. "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Three of us when to Zentan on a Sunday night after running a half marathon. We were anxious for good food and Zentan did not disappoint. The server Adrian was fun and attentive, the food was delicious and interesting and the atmosphere was modern yet inviting. I would be here often if I lived in DC"
    Dined on 4/27/2014
  • "Great place to have drinks and have really good food. Had dinner with my boss and we ordered several small plates to taste a bit of everything. We were very pleased with all the selections that Zentan had on the menu and the fact that they severed healthy food that taste great."
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "The food was excellent and exceeded our expectations. The service was great as well. The ambiance is phenomenal. We would definitely come back again and again….. This Morimoto disciple is one for the books. Her food is definitely elevated to the next level. Well done !!!! "
    Dined on 4/25/2014