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Zenkichi quietly entered the scene in late 2006 in a then up and coming Williamsburg food scene. The unique cuisine and dining experience have had restaurant goers and critics catching on ever since.
The restaurant offers semi private tables for all of its customers and Tokyo-style Japanese cuisine. The focus is on small plates for sharing and tasting with sake. The menu emphasizes Omakase (chef's tasting menu) which changes every five weeks to incorporate the freshest ingredients of the season. The sake selection includes over 50 kinds of carefully chosen premium sake labels.
Zenkichi continues to evolve with a recently added garden. The space is inspired by a Japanese mountain retreat with a glass ceiling that incorporates two 50 year old trees. Which expands the seating space and adds a new dynamic to the already unique décor.
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
Between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue
$50 and over
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Call for more information.
3 blocks from the L Train Bedford Avenue Station.
Zenkichi Ratings and Reviews
The ambiance is warm and instantly lets you know that you’re in for a wonderful experience. The tasting menu is the way to go. Every dish is creative, visually stunning and incredibly delicious. It’s one of the most memorable dining experiences one could hope for.
Our waiter was very nice and offered my friend and I a small tasting of sake since we were unsure about which one to get -- there were too many options. The service was attentive and the food was delicious. The servings are very small so it's good to order enough to share. Each table is closed off with a blind so you get a lot of privacy.
Absolutely incredible meal. Got the omakase for my girlfriend and I for our 5 year anniversary, and it was probably the best food I've ever had, period. The service was great, and they made us a special dessert plate for our anniversary, which was really sweet. Totally recommend.
Zenkichi was a perfect place for an intimate birthday dinner. Our server Kei was very knowledgeable and very attentive to my food sensitivities! The atmosphere was even better in person than in photos, and the food was incredible. Kei helped us determine our preferences for sake and paired the glasses with our food well. The potato mochi balls were to die for, and honestly every plate had complex but complementary tastes and out of our 7 plates we didn’t have anything we didn’t like. Would highly recommend!!
We felt like we were transported magically to Japan during our dinner in all respects: ambiance, service and food. The wait staff were attentive and did a very good job explaining the courses and offering ideas to try. We did the 8 course tasting menu which was a very good deal for everything that was offered - plates were prepared with amazing detail. The ambiance was so cute and offered private dining perfect for a business meal or a date.
Loved this place! Me and my gf celebrated our first anniversary there, and it was just perfect. Awesome sake must say, and delicious food. Props to the chèf. Very beautiful space, it makes you feel like you are walking through a small bamboo jungle and its very chill. Highly recommend this place!
I really like Zenkichi. It was my second time eating here and I must say the second time around was just not as satisfying as the first. Maybe it was because we went with a larger group and didn't go with the Omakase menu, but I just did not feel like the meal was fulfilling at all. We actually made a joke about how after Zenkichi we'd go next door to get burgers since we left hungry. It's not a cheap place and I'm not a cheap person, but it was just such a bummer seeing these itty bitty portions. Despite this fact the service is great, I love the intimate cozy vibes, the restaurant's aesthetic is really unique, and the food is delicious even though the portions are teeny tiny. I most likely won't personally be coming back, but I'd still recommend it to friends with just a warning that they may want want to eat a meal before or to be prepared to grab a bite after.
Food was good and traditional, with no creativity.
Service was professional, but mechanistic. It was impossible to understand the hastily description of the composition of each dish.
Omakase felt too expensive for what is a well done yet regular Japanese meal.
Atmosphere and decoration is nice and original, with a mix of tradition (wood, bamboo, flowers, small semi-private booths) and modernity (lightning, mirrors).
Everything was perfect.
I chose Zenkichi for a special occasion with my boyfriend and was not disappointed.
Atmosphere is very special with semi-private seating space and cosy lighting , With great jazz music in the background.
Food was incredible (tasting menu is definitiely worth it), with quality ingredients and a personal touch.
And above all the service is the best I have seen in nyc, low key, discrete but very careful.
Food was outstanding but was not as private or romantic as we hoped. There were a lot of noisy tables around us and we were all extremely close to each other so i could clearly hear everyone's conversations. In addition, the restaurant was extremely hot and it wasnt until we were halfway through our dinner and we were sweating buckets that the AC was finally turned on.
We had the eight course tasting menu with sake pairing. It was fantastic! The waiter was very knowledgeable, the food was wonderful, courses perfectly portioned, and the sake pairing was spot on! Though the table was quite small we quickly realized we enjoyed the very intimate setting. It was all very sexy and delicious!
Had no idea it was this special till we got in and were led to our private booth with it's own bamboo curtain. There are no words for the food-- but will try. Authentic Japanese, everything done with exquisite taste and attention to detail. And beyond delicious. Definitely a special occasion place, but we won't wait for that to go back!
This was a let down. I was expecting real privacy and ambiance, but really I think it's set up in this way in order to squeeze as many people in as possible. Our server was great, the food was okay. I wish we went to Nobu or Bond street for the amount that we spent.
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