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Permanently Closed - Zengo - D.C.

4.1
3883 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
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This restaurant is permanently closed. Zengo, which translates to "give 'n take", merges flavors of Chef Richard Sandoval's heritage with his passion for Asian cuisine. This melding of flavors and cultures results in intriguing shareable dishes.

Zengo is an artful blend of Latin-Asian styles and flavors. Chef-owner Richard Sandoval, whose accolades include Bon Appetit Restauranteur of the Year and Mexico's Torque d'Oro, spins regional ingredients into beautifully balanced dishes designed for sharing.

The beverage menu features innovative, hand-muddled cocktails as well as Latin wines, Japanese Sakes and over 400 tequilas. The vibrant décor fuses traditional and contemporary tastes, the perfect setting to savor Zengo's acclaimed cuisine.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Latin American, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3-8pm;

Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-2:30pm;

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm;

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm; Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-12:00am;

*Sunday through Thursday from 5-6:30pm, choose any three dishes from our Appetizers & Dim Sum section for $30*

Bar/Lounge: Monday - Thursday 3:00pm-11:00pm; Friday & Saturday3:00pm - 2:30am
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Phone number
(202) 393-2929
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Cross street: 7th & H Street NW
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4.1
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4.2
food
4.1
service
4.0
ambience
3.9
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipbkkcdinez (New York Area)
1.0
Dined on February 19, 2017

This was one of the most mediocre meals I have ever had. Food arrived cold, waitstaff ignored our table, cocktails didn't taste like anything and the food was just plain uninteresting. I don't know why anyone would waste money on this overpriced and boring restaurant.

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vipAAAA (Washington DC)
1.0
Dined on February 19, 2017

This restaurant is now permanently closed. I booked a reservation for that final day without knowing. They didn't send me any email prior to the reservation or tell me when I checked in that they were closing. They ran out of food and we didn't get nearly enough to eat. Sad to hear they closed, but common courtesy should be given to those who are going to dine in your establishment

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on February 19, 2017

Zengo is a great place for brunch. Unfortunately it's closed but this was a great spot for me and my girls to brunch. Even on their last day service was good and the food that was available was good as well.

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OpenTable Diner (Baltimore)
2.0
Dined on February 19, 2017

We had Sunday brunch and only one of our dishes came out warm (we tried 15 different plates). All of the other food came out cold. Also, our server would disappear for a while before checking in again.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0
Dined on February 19, 2017

I was very disappointed with my experience at Zengo. I made reservations to take my fiancee for a a belated Valentines day and the experience was horrible. We got there at 11:45am for all you can eat brunch and the waiter told us that we could only order once because they were so busy. We were also told that about one quarter of the items on the "all you can eat" brunch menu were no longer available. So, we ordered our drinks and our food and our waiter forgot half of our order! He was very unhelpful and just made us feel like we were bothering him. He hardly waited on us, brought us "unlimited" drinks twice, which were incredibly watered down and old. We tried to find our waiter to explain that half of our order was missing, but it was clear that he just wanted us out of there, so we got our check and left. I've been to Zengo before and other Richard Zandoval restaurants had such a wonderful experience and the food was excellent, that's why I brought my fiancee here. But the experience was so bad I was simple embarrassed by the horrible service and that we didn't even get all the things we ordered. It was the worst brunch experience I've had in DC. Period. I'm never going back here again and will warn m y friends about it.

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vipLove2eat (Washington DC)
5.0
Dined on February 18, 2017

Love it - so sorry it's gone - hope Sandeval ? reopens somewhere else

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on February 18, 2017

We did Saturday Brunch. Food was alright, service wasn't so great. Took them 30 minutes to seat us, another 20 to get any food, and brought the wrong drinks several times. Would probably recommend if we had another server.

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Kathy (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on February 14, 2017

First time at Zengo. Noisy, lively, fun. Helpful wait staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
3.0
Dined on February 14, 2017

Our server was extremely inattentive, not refilling water, forgetting to bring a side dish, and ignoring our table once all the food was eaten for about 30-40 minutes before we finally just asked for the check instead of getting dessert like we originally intended to.

Probably won't go back for a special occasion anytime soon.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0
Dined on February 14, 2017

Food was an interesting mix of Asian and Latin cuisine. Nice presentations. Portions are akin to small plates, so you might want to order a bit more than you'd expect. Service was lackluster. Our waitress was working very hard with many tables, while bussers were scarce. Our waitress was doing bussing also. It took a very long time to get the check at the end.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Asian, Latin American, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Happy Hour: Monday - Friday 3-8pm;

Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-2:30pm;

Brunch: Saturday and Sunday 10:00am-3:00pm;

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm; Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-12:00am;

*Sunday through Thursday from 5-6:30pm, choose any three dishes from our Appetizers & Dim Sum section for $30*

Bar/Lounge: Monday - Thursday 3:00pm-11:00pm; Friday & Saturday3:00pm - 2:30am
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Cross street
7th & H Street NW
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(202) 393-2929
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Catering
We are happy to cater a memorable menu of Chef Richard Sandoval's Latin-Asian cuisine to outside locations.
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Public transit
Red, Green, Yellow lines at Chinatown/Gallery Place
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Executive chef
Richard Sandoval
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Private party facilities
Zengo is a sophisticated blend of Latin-Asian styles and flavors. Our beautiful two story building, offers a space full of versatility, with capacity ranging from groups of 10 to 450 guests.
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Private party contact
Samar Choueiri : (202) 393-2929
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Special events & promotions
HAPPY HOUR Monday-Friday from 3-8PM at the bar/lounge.