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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4.0

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3.9

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4.0

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

76% would recommend it to a friend

Tapas (36)
Good for a Date (25)
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Great for Brunch (13)
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Bar Seating (11)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Vibrant Bar Scene (10)
Hot Spot (10)
Neighborhood Gem (9)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Good for Anniversaries (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Gluten Free Options (4)
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Masa 14 was very good. I went with an advisor team and we were happy with the wine selection, food options, and our waiter. Overall it was a great experience.

Tags: Tapas, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Did the bottomless brunch and the food is ok. I realize they pump out dishes pretty quickly but some of the items weren't seasoned. Our server changed shifts on us and didn't let us know. We ended up refilling our own water glasses repeatedly.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 4, 2017

Service was extremely slow, even though there were only a few tables occupied in the restaurant

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·Dined on September 3, 2017

We tried quite a few plates. Our top faves were the calamari, tuna flatbread, dry rub brisket. Salmon over rice, Brussels sprouts were good, as were the fried okra. yucca fries ok ... the dip was good, cauliflower nothing special. Disappointed with the steam bun mushroom ... mushroom practically non-existent. White wine ... obscenely small pour. Flan excellent. Carrot cake was good

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Tasting Menu, Tapas, Late-night Find
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Terrible server - had a bad attitude. Drinks were lukewarm & were not served on time.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I have not been to Maza14 since the brunch menu was change and the nice folks left. A friend had a layover, so we decided to grab an early dinner with the Groupon deal.
Fingers were cross, as the reviews of this place are so horrible now, that I was just hoping for a good server and a friendly host/hostess.
Maza14 is no longer Maza14. You can sense the changes but not for the best. Surprisingly the host for the night (Friday 1st) was a guy, he was very nice, in getting us seated in the area of our choosing and addressing an issue we had while seated. Matthew was our server. He was also great, attentive and the food came out as ordered and on time. The food that night was good.

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·Dined on September 1, 2017

I was looking forward to try this restaurant but it was a horrible experience. Bad service, bad food. We were very disappointed.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

First time there, love the rooftop setting for brunch. The small plates are perfect.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

I have eaten at and enjoyed Masa 14 in the past. I was really excited to bring my friend here to enjoy as well. Not sure what was different this time around but it was definitely not the experience or standards I remember. The food selections were minimal and the food arrived cold. Even the guests at the tables near us felt the same. Something has definitely changed but hoping today was just an off day. Overall the price is still not bad for all you can eat and drink.

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·Dined on August 27, 2017

Menu looked so good and rooftop was great spot - but the staff wasn't attentive (a bummer, especially during bottomless brunch) and every dish was somehow...off. The place has a lot of potential but I wouldn't recommend.

Tags: Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

This was my second outdoor brunch experience at Masa 14 and it was another let down. Not only was the service exceedingly slow for my party - compared to the surrounding groups - but our waiter actually forgot our orders twice. I will keep returning for happy hour, where the vibe and staffing are smoother; however, never again for brunch.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We had hard time finding a good spot - first, they gave us a table right another the heavy blowing A/C, then they gave us a table that was surrounded by three walls (felts like i was in a matchbox) next to the kitchen, and then finally gave us a decent table. The waitress didn't come to our table for 20 minutes, so we had to ask someone else to take our order. The food was delicious and versatile though.

Tags: Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Casual
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 25, 2017

The food was good. The service was quick, we just wanted a bite before the concert. I've dined here before. Menu hasn't changed much.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Happy Hour
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

I would have really liked this place but both waitresses were unfriendly and lacked appropriate customer service skills. They never cracked a smile nor returned to the table to offer water or to inquire about anything. When the young lady picked up the top I left (which I should TLH have) she didn't say thank you. Awful!!!

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Paleo Friendly, People Watching, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 22, 2017

A big hit when it first opened at the beginning of the decade, Masa 14 no longer has much buzz as a dining destination. While it has a good deal of notoriety for its Sunday brunches and late-night parties, over the last few years chefs and menu concepts have come and gone. We had not made the one-block trip from our house to the restaurant in three years until we decided to take advantage of a Groupon offer.

First the good news: we were very happy with our meals. The restaurant has returned to its original Asian-Latin fusion concept after a recent stint as sushi specialist. Dishes we enjoyed from the restaurant's first years, such as flatbreads, okra, and spicy shrimp were well-executed. The tuna tacos in particular warrant a return visit.

Certain aspects of the dining experience were underwhelming, however. Our meal was unevenly paced. The openers came right after our cocktails, then there was a long gap until my principal dish came, and then there was another gap before my spouse received his.

There is also the matter of the room. What was originally an open kitchen is now blocked by a scrim, but the DJ booth is still prominent. That and the thumping instrumental music played throughout the meal gave the impression less of a dining room and more of a club-in-waiting -- something I did not have in my prior visits.

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 (New England)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Millennial chic spot with a lot of attitude from the crowd--the staff there are great though. It is just a bummer when you are having dinner on the patio and you have to listen to someone playing tunes from their phone. Food was fine--challengingly spicy for the kids. Whole place lacked subtlety.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Had a blast with friends at bottomless brunch. Storm was our server, and he was sociable, attentive, and hilarious. Can't wait to go back again.

Tags: Tapas, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

This place seems to have gone down hill with many brunch items uninspired and lacking in flavor.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Came for restaurant week and every dish was amazing! The space felt very clubby which was a little different than I was expecting but we will definitely be going again!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 19, 2017

Food and drinks were excellent and our server Rob was amazing.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Groups, Tapas
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Got groupons which were definitely worth it. It was quiet on a Monday night which was nice, food was great, and attentive service.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

The weather was pretty terrible the night we went, but the ambiance and vibe inside Masa 14 was awesome!

Everything from cocktails (the Sake Martini is great, as well as the Tempranillo and Malbec) to our food was spot on. The Dim Sum Chicken Wings were outstanding. Just so, so, so good. The Steak/Shrimp Stir Fry Wok was delicious too. The Pork Tacos were superb, and the Tofu was even better than most.

Service was outstanding. Our dear Alicia was on point the whole night. She greeted us with the best of attitudes, helped us through the menu, checked in regularly, and was just so delightful. Thank you Alicia. Manager of the night, Igor, was outstanding as well. So kind, thoughtful and genuinely concerned about his patrons as always. Thank you too, Igor.

All in all a pretty awesome little place, even ten years later. Masa 14 has a beautiful rooftop bar, or you can dine in any number of tables below on the first floor. The bar spans the entire dining room on the right side as you walk in, so there's space for just a quick drink and eat too. Great place! We'll for sure be back to Masa 14!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, People Watching, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Late-night Find, Great for Brunch
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·Dined on August 12, 2017

I was here with a group of 6 friends for Saturday brunch. Service was great, our bartender/server Storm was a hit! He kept the drinks coming and was friendly and witty and made great conversation with us. He also gave us really helpful suggestions on what to order for the group. Food came out quickly after ordering. At $39 (plus tax) for unlimited brunch cocktails (mimosas, bellinis, etc) and unlimited food (small plates to share), it was worth it. If the weather is good, sit out on the rooftop instead of in the restaurant, you won't regret it!

Tags: Tapas, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Service was terrible. I waited for more than 20 min for them to clean my table, more than 1h to get my food, and I didn't even had silverware when it arrived. Just not a good experience.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Service was great. Brunch menu was horrible. Flavor wasn't on point and the menu offering was terrible.

Tags: Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Food was super meh. Croquettes, chilaquiles and the seaweed salad were worth it but everything else we tried? Super yuck or super meh. Path to restroom was quite the adventure. Bottomless bloodies and mimosas make it worth it

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·Dined on August 6, 2017

The food and service was awful especially when paying $40 for a bottomless brunch. I would have spent an another $10 - $15 and go to other brunch places and get 100% better food.
I will not recommend this place to any one and we will not go back

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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Love this place, made a few changes to the menu which I wasn't crazy about, but overall I had a great brunch.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

After visiting this place multiple times for dinner and enjoying the experience, I returned with my family for brunch. However, the offerings just weren't as good as their dinner selection. The dishes didn't seem to be as creative and were very one-note in their taste. In addition, while the service was friendly, our server disappeared during the middle of the meal when we needed some additional items. We had to flag down another member of the staff twice who eventually helped us out, all without the knowledge of our server. The drinks were delicious though and definitely had a kick to them. Still a nice venue to enjoy with friends.

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 5, 2017

Great Saturday brunch- I have been here several times for brunch and I am never disppaointed. The food is pretty good, some dishes more than others. The bottomless drinks are great- there are more choices than most other brunch spots. Our service was excellent. Our server, Storm, was very friendly and quick to provide us service. I would highly recommend him. The rooftop is great for summer brunch.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Vibrant Bar Scene
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food is absolutely phenomenal! For tapas though I felt like we waited a while for the plates to come out.
Drinks were also great and I highly recommend the Lemon Lager.

Service was slow which was frustrating because the restaurant was so mildly busy and not packed that our server could have been more attentive, especially when we were trying to get the check and the servers were in the back by the kitchen chatting.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

I read the reviews about the food and decided to try it again anyway. Bad decision. The food was over-salted; not one dish but two. The calamari was chewy. However, the wine was fine!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Good all you care to eat/drink brunch menu. Lovely rooftop, although the sails do not provide shade for the entire table and we had to adjust our seating periodically to stay in the shade. The warm biscuits are divine. We also especially enjoyed the bean and tofu salad, yuca fries, chorizo and potato hash, olive dip, and pork belly benedict. We tried to love the deviled eggs but we found that the avocado/guacamole overpowered the other ingredients.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Slow service, inaccessible host

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Overall, great time. Brunch was $39 which included unlimited drinks (mimosas/Bloody Mary) and unlimited food. Get the corn fritters and carrot salad. Everything was hot and tasty.

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·Dined on July 30, 2017

The drinks were great. We ordered a few small plates and we just weren't overly impressed. The Brussel sprouts still had a large portion of the stem on them. A lot of the meats were so fatty you barely got one good bite off of them. Really liked the steak and shrimp fried rice! Our waitress was doing the best she could, I feel like she had 80% of the tables!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Happy Hour
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

We went for brunch. The menu has changed and we didn't like the new menu as much. The chicken sliders looked like the were being cooked in old grease.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Service at the bar was excellent. Host and table service not son much. Food was fine, not excellent.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 19, 2017

I love Masa 14! Had not been in a few years and took my boyfriend for the first time. He loved it also and we'll definitely be back again soon. Outstanding dishes were the crunchy shrimp, adobe pork, and flat iron steak. Delish! 😋

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 16, 2017

Great food and service. It was Sunday around 7pm and it was not noisy. We were seated quickly and our server was quite attentive and pleasant. Would definitely return.

Tags: Tapas, Spicy, Organic, Happy Hour, Good for a Date
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