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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.
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.
Washington, DC 20009
Asian, Fusion / Eclectic, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Sunday-Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday & Saturday : 3:00pm - 11:00pm
(Late Night Menu available 12:00am - 2:00am Fridays & Saturdays)
Friday & Saturday: 11:00pm - 3:00am
Saturday & Sunday: 10:00am - 3:00pm
***No reservations are taken for the ROOFTOP level****
Monday - Friday from 4:00 - 7:00pm
(available at the bars ONLY)
For reservations, please call: 202.328.1414
Between S and T
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Live DJ from 10pm-Close every Friday and Saturday night, spinning tribal and tech house.
Street parking available. Valet service Wednesday-Saturday.
Closest Metro stop: Green Line, U Street / African-American Civil War Memorial / Cardozo
Richard Sandoval / Kaz Okochi / Felipe Milanes
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
found this place on coupon local site//not much of a small plate couple but this place was super!//friendly server + outside seating (in summer)//doesn't matter that portions are small (actually adequate size for two persons) because ordering the all you can eat options, it does not matter//we did not walk away hungry!//if you like something, order more of it//recommend ordering three things the first time and then adding items as food is delivered so while eating, more is being cooked/prepared//waiter and assistant attentive to table//no problems reserving table through opentable or using external voucher//highly recommend//not far from dupont circle metro.
The restaurant is clean and nice on the inside. It was dead when we got there and dead when we left, but don't judge it based on us because we eat early and got there at 6pm. We had the meatballs, crunchy shrimp, brussel sprouts, korean hangar steak, and wonton tuna tacos. The crunchy shrimp dish was AWESOME. The tacos were good. Everything else was a solid meh. Not good, not bad. Our server was attentive and polite. Overall, a bit pricy for meh food.
I took a friend out for my birthday. Everything was great other than the service. The restaurant was empty. Maybe 3 tables total all night but our waiter forgot to send in an order, stopped by infrequently to check on drinks. With an empty restaurant, I'd expect a little more timeliness. The plates are small but we're pretty good. I had a Groupon deal so it made everything better.
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