About Masa 14

Chef Richard Sandoval, who brought us his marriage of Latin-Asian flavors, Zengo has partnered with Chef Kazuhiro "Kaz" Okochi of Kaz Sushi Bistro to bring us Masa 14 - a new joint concept serving Latin and Asian small plates.

Happy Hour:
Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 7:00pm
$4-6 Latin-Asian Small Plates
$5 Handcrafted Cocktails, Wine & Beer At the Bar

Monday: Half Priced Bottles of Wine
Every Monday after 5pm

Tuesday: All Night Happy Hour

Saturday & Sunday: Come try our $39 Unlimited Pre Fixe Brunch featuring bottomless brunch cocktails and unlimited small plates.

1825 14th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates

Hours of Operation:
DINNER:
Sunday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday : 3:00pm - 11:00pm
(Late Night Menu available 12:00am - 2:00am Fridays & Saturdays)

LATENIGHT:
Friday & Saturday: 11:00pm - 3:00am

BRUNCH:
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
***No reservations are taken for the ROOFTOP level****

HAPPY HOUR:
Monday - Friday from 4:00 - 7:00pm
(available at the bars ONLY)

For reservations, please call: 202.328.1414

Cross Street:
Between S and T

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 328-1414

Website:
http://www.richardsandoval.com/masa14

Entertainment:
Live DJ from 10pm-Close every Friday and Saturday night, spinning tribal and tech house.

Parking Details:
Street parking available. Valet service Wednesday-Saturday.

Public Transit:
Closest Metro stop: Green Line, U Street / African-American Civil War Memorial / Cardozo

Executive Chef:
Richard Sandoval / Kaz Okochi / Felipe Milanes

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Masa 14 has the capacity to hold 240 guests for a standing reception.
The spacious 100-seat restaurant, handsome 74-seat bar/lounge which is divided into three sections featuring ample selections of tequila, sake, beer, wine and cocktails.

Private Dining

A sophisticated blend of Latin-Asian styles & flavors. Chef Richard Sandoval artfully spins ingredients from around the globe into beautifully balanced small plates designed for sharing. Innovative, hand muddled cocktails & extensive selections of Latin and Asian spirits create a lively bar sce

Masa 14 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

3.8

service

3.7

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4.0

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

67% would recommend it to a friend

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Vibrant Bar Scene (12)
Great for Outdoor Dining (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Sunday Lunch (9)
Good for Birthdays (9)
Bar Seating (8)
Hot Spot (7)
Tasting Menu (7)
Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Great for Lunch (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Cozy (5)
Late-night Find (5)
Quick Bite (5)
Romantic (5)
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Spicy (4)
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined 5 days ago

The food was not good. Everything was served cold to the table. Our waitress was super sweet and we loved her. Management comped the food so we only paid for drinks so they took care of it but would have much rather had a hot meal and paid for it. Hopefully it was just an off day.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The quality has significantly gone down since the last time I was there. The menu has changed, the food quality is not as good. 3/4 of the new menu is premium drinks. What happened to the food and quality selection? Foreshadows what happened with Beacon Bar and Grill.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Most of the tapas bars on 14th were all booked up and Masa 14 still had openings! So glad they did, we picked the $60 all you can eat/drink option and it was worth the money! Our server was incredible and our food was always prompt! I am celiac and I liked how many options they had.

Tags: Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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·Dined 5 days ago

We really enjoyed the excellent service provided by our waitress Paulette!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

Tags: Seasonal, Late-night Find, Live Sports, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Masa is a great mix of spanish/asian flare. We did the unlimited tapas and it was well worth it. Everything was delicious. The waitress was super sweet (Tracy) and while we ordered a lot she paced the food for us which was great. Ambiance was cool, it's a bit loud so not necessarily where I would take a first date. The bar was chill and I would definitely recommend this spot.

Tags: Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, Healthy, Fun, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

What happened!!!
I went to this place during the summer and the food was great!! Returned on Saturday and it was not good. Food cold and it took 20 min for someone to come to our table once seated. That’s one thing about DC restaurant no consistency ):

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

I had heard good things about this place. However, our table of 2 waited for 35 minutes despite having a reservation. We never got the desserts that we had ordered. Service was severely lacking. I wouldn't go back and wouldn't necessarily recommend it to anyone. Plenty of better choices around town.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Wait staff was excellent, but the kitchen was inefficient and did not get the appropriate plates out together.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Quick Bite, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on November 10, 2017

The restaurant was very accommodating to my friend who has lots of food allergies. Service was a little on the slow side.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Came here for their $45 all you can eat tapas dinner and again Masa did not disappoint. The food was great and the service was equally as great. This was a Monday night so it was pretty quiet in there but I have been there on occasion when they are pretty busy. The noise level is never an issue. I always recommend this place first to anyone who texts me about dinner recommendations. To the Masa 14 team, Keep up the great work.

Tags: Happy Hour, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Sunday Lunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Wife and I went for brunch on our anniversary. Food was great! We especially loved the chicken torta’s, breakfast tacos, and the chorizo hash. Plantains and chorizo balls were a good way to end the meal.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Masa 14 has long been a Sunday Brunch Staple for me but this time I was let down. We were seated in wobbly bar height tables on the 2nd Floor facing the door which would usher in cold outside air every now and again.

The menu seems to have gotten slimmer, not so many food offerings as usual and the food came out cold which wasn't very nice. When asked how we were enjoying our meals by the server, we told him it was good but cold, and we really didn't like the egg dishes b/c of the food temperature. He came out with warmer eggs the next go 'round.

Overall, I won't be reserving a table at Masa 14 anymore. If my friends want to go I will probably join in but I won't suggest it as a destination any longer.

Tags: Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2017

The restaurant is fairly noisy, but t in a great location and good scene inside. Interesting mix of Asian/Latin fusion. The spicy tuna temaki hand roll was good, not great. Could have used more tuna and spice. The Korean grilled flat-iron steak was the highlight. At medium rare It was tasty. The pork belly steamed buns were crispy (almost too crispy like bacon) but not enough pork for the bun. It could have used more of the pineapple filling, as well. Drinks plan to wait a long time if you order Sake Martini. It didn’t arrive until we were almost finished with the food. If you are very hungry, get the unlimited tapas, as it’s worth it if ordering more than 3-4 dishes per person. Overall I was not impressed, but would try again, especially on a nice night night to enjoy the rooftop.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for a Date, Tapas, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Good food, but service seems to lack on Friday and Saturday

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food must be good here if I continue to spill it on myself every time I go... I've tasted most of the unlimited tapas items and have only really had 3 that I didn't enjoy [crispy brussells sprouts (tasted burnt), chicken skewers (dry) and pork & beef meatballs (just didn't work for me)].
The hostess has always been pleasant during my visits too.

Tags: Comfort Food, Tapas, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Casual, Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour, Tasting Menu
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Enjoyed the bottomless brunch, $25 per person for bottomless food was a great value. Service was efficient and friendly. I will definitely be back

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Food and service were excellent. Wide variety of food options. Only issue is the noise level. Hard to hear.

Tags: Tapas, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Great brunch with friends! Our server Luis was amazing! We picked the place due to the vegan/vegetarian options and was great!!!

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Fun, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Disappointed with my dinner here. I had a Groupon-type coupon and my boyfriend and I each ordered the free-flowing small plates and a drink, which was on all-night happy hour. Our food was alright but we reached a point where we couldn't eat anymore of our cauliflower and seaweed salad and were told that the restaurant policy is to not let anyone take any food home. Since it's a "bottomless" food option, we had to let the food be thrown in the trash. It was frustrating from an environmental perspective and my boyfriend and I were both incredibly disappointed that the restaurant would rather throw out food than let people take home their leftovers. The food we ate sat in our stomachs all night and didn't feel good to either of us. Neither of us would go back.

Couldn't taste any booze in the drinks we ordered.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2017

I went with a Living Social deal, which I was able to use on the unlimited tapas (with beverages). I'm pretty sure they let you order as many as you want each time (I ordered 3 and 4 plates at a time), probably best to keep it at that level to have hot food.
The baby octopus was by far my favorite, followed by the crispy chicken wings and the crunchy shrimp. They selection is pretty broad, so everyone should be able to find something they like. The only issue I had was with the crispy brussels spouts, they were a bit too charred for my liking and a bit mushy on the inside - I guess I really just prefer them sliced (instead of halved) and roasted, so that the cook is even throughout.

Tags: Happy Hour, Casual, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

The food was excellent. Our only objection was how it arrived. We ordered five dishes to share, and they all arrived cold dishes first, followed by the hot dishes a minute or two later. By the time we finished the cold dishes, the hot dishes were barely warm. This is a problem, not just at Masa 14, but at most tapas restaurants.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

All you can eat and drink brunch for 40 bucks is a good deal and the wait staff was awesome. Mathew was fantastic.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Tapas, Fun, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Casual
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 19, 2017

We enjoyed our visit to Masa 14 very much and were pleasantly surprised that the mid-October weather accommodated us dining on the rooftop. The food was very good. The service was considerably lacking. It took us quite a long time to be seated, although the restaurant was nearly empty (a Thursday evening). Our server was not attentive at all. We had to track somebody down to bring us napkins/utensils, and our drinks were empty but we couldn't find her for refills before happy hour ended (not talking down to the wire sucking our drinks down - as in, we couldn't find her from 6:30-7pm). So, props for the food, but lousy service.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 16, 2017

First time at Masa 14. Drinks, food, service all quite good. Combined happy hour items with regular menu items as we were there before 7 PM. No problem. For small plates, a surprisingly decent and sharable amount of food. Pork belly steam buns, crispy shrimp, and meat dishes were extremely tasty and creative. Will definitely go back and put Masa 14 on my go to neighborhood list.

Tags: Casual, Tapas, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 16, 2017

First time here and came early for happy hour. Rooftop deck was nice. Enjoyed their crunchy shrimp, crispy Brussels Sprouts, and wings. Service was good. Place was not crowded but ate early.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Good food marred by really poor service. 20 minutes from sitting down until a waiter bothered to come to the table even after attempting to flag someone down (which was ignored); THEN another 25 minutes to get 2 glasses of wine served - had to go into the bar area to inquire if the wine order was ever put in and found our waitress chatting with 2 staff while the wine was sitting at the server station at the bar. Food was a highlight but will not recommend or come back ever again.

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vip
 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 15, 2017

They never brought our food

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Place has great food and lovely atmosphere

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Always a great time! The unlimited brunch at maza 14 is always a good go to

Tags: Fun, Happy Hour, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 12, 2017

All in all a good place. The small plates are not so small and everything was cooked well. Service was exceptional.

Tags: Tapas, Happy Hour, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2017

All food was sub-par, obviously pre made frozen food. Better off going to Costco for samples and saving $50 bucks and getting a much better meal

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·Dined on October 7, 2017

Waiters were very attentive and accommodating. We had the perfect roof top seats. Complementary beverage for the occasion and food was excellent. Truly raised the bar for me on customer service. Definitely a new favorite place to visit!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Great brunch!!!

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·Dined on September 30, 2017

Carlos was the best server EVER. Made our experience so special, the food was amazing, and we will definitely be back.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy, Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Tapas, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Crispy does not mean crispy at Masa 14. The crispy items were very mushy 😕!

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 (New England)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Excellent food and a fun atmosphere.

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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 24, 2017

Brunch food was inedible - the worst place to go for brunch in DC

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

We had a Groupon ($19 for $40) that made it absolutely worth it to come here! Delicious tapas - a little pricey but a fun place for a data/special occasion!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

A group of four of us had dinner at Masa 14 before going to Studio Theatre. The food was excellent, and our waiter was terrific -- great with recommendations for both food and drinks, and a charming fellow. The place was a bit loud for a group of boomers, but we got an "out of the way" table and were able to converse.

Tags: Tapas
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Was excited to try Masa 14 since our favorite Zengo closed but it just wasn't as good.

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