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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.
Excellent experience - loved the semi private atmosphere and the food was incredible.
The food and service were excellent and the atmosphere is great. Perfect for a romantic night out.
Very private and quiet. Awesome food and waitors. Highly recommended!
We did the tasting menu, it was alright. None of the dishes were exceptional, but they were tasty. I did expect for the tasting menu to be a bit more creative taste wise and visually. I did the sake pairing as well, and I was not satisfied with the quantity VS. Value. The restaurant is very charming but in need of renovations. Service was good. I would go again, but not get the tasting menu.
Food is bland, overrated and expensive for what it is. Saki was average at best. The service was quick, the waiter was miserable and the portions were very small. Highly NOT recommended
Unbelievable experience. We did the tasting menu and the food was exquisite. The setting is so romantic and the service was perfect. Outstanding restaurant
We got the $75 omakase which was great... but i think they need to add 1 or 2 more dishes. 8 dishes we were ok but not full. Still... great place would def go back again!
Everything was perfect except for one extremely loud table that ruined the experience for everyone in my group. We weren't sitting within their vicinity but heard their entire conversation really clearly. I would have hoped that there would have been some guidance from staff to preserve the atmosphere given that they have a silent phones and no children policy. Apparently absurdly loud conversations of less than ideal dinner time topics is acceptable.
Fantastic Omakase. Beautiful romantic space with private tables. We’ll be back!!
Had the omakase tasting menu which is a truly exceptional Japanese culinary experience! The food was delicious and supplemented by a large sake offering. The waiters are very helpful and knowledgeable and the inside has a traditional Japanese feel.
Perfect dinner experience
Quite the experience. One of those restaurants that you just have to experience. Tasting menu was amazing. Such an incredible night
The restaurant is quite unique in its concept and decor - very cozy and intimate. However the food was not worth the value at all. It’s a shame that such a beautiful place is not complemented by great food, especially at its price point.
Excellent food and service and very authentic atmosphere. Just like in Tokyo!
Good food included in the omakase, some courses were wildly delicious. Interior design was also super lovely. Great value, would come again.
A unique culinary experience, beautiful design, a real treat!
Food was outstanding and unusual. I'm not an expert, but I have been to Japan a couple of times with someone who is. This was very, very good and interesting. Intimate booths.
Great vegetarian omakase! We were pleasantly surprised by the exquisite tastes of the vegetables served.
My bf and I came here for our anniversary. We enjoyed everything! We came about 20 mins late (L Trains are a joke on the weekends) and the host was very understanding when we called them about the delay. He kept our table until we arrived. The food was delicious, and our server was very kind too. This was actually our second time spending our anniversary with them, so it looks like it's gonna become a regular thing :)
One foot into Zenkichi, and I felt transported to Japan. I loved the small, private, screen-protected dining areas and the genuine hospitality of our server. Nothing felt forced and everything was calm. The sake list was excellent, and I laughed hard at the Champagne "warning" on the menu that Champagne might not do the cuisine as much justice as the sake. Point taken! Look forward to returning.
Food was pretty good, but what I didn't like was that they don't serve wine.
They have beer and variety of sake and champagne but no wine.
I believe many people (including many Japanese people) enjoy having wine with Japanese food.
It was very strange.
What a lovely restaurant!! We were celebrating our anniversary and absolutely enjoyed the entire dining experience. Would definitely recommend the tasting menu. I loved the atmosphere of the restaurant, and the service was fantastic — not to mention the delicious food! The plates were set perfectly and the restaurant staff did extremely well to ensure that we enjoyed every step of the process, from arrival to departure. Thank you, Zenkichi!
We left a bit dissapointed, we used to go a lot to zenkichi but the menu is not ehat it used to be, they didnt surprise with anything in the menu, and the flavor and textures where not anything different from another sushi place but 5 times more expensive.
Amazing food as always and a great atmosphere. Always great to visit again and a great neighborhood of course.
This was our second visit to Zenkichi and we love it. We did the Omakase again and it was just as amazing. There food, ambiance and service are all worth the cost, which is fairly reasonable. Plus, they noted this was my wife birthday and brought dessert with a lighted candle and birthday note, a perfect ending.
Zenkichi was a nice place, but not sure if it was worth the money since the experience had a few hiccups. The private booths were nice, but it was surprisingly easy to overhear the conversations from the booths next to you. Out of the omakase menu, the homemade tofu and black cod were amazing, and the other courses were nice, but not mind-blowing. One of us also had a dietary restriction and had to swap out some of the courses in the prix-fixe menu, and they messed up a couple times bringing us the right dishes. Overall though, it was a great ambiance and pretty good food, and the sake pairings were great!
Extremely romantic restaurant. All menu items tasted were excellent, and extremely flavorful.
Very romantic good sake good service ...very nice I liked it
So amazing and unique
Amazing. Just go
A beautiful environment, very intimate, and wonderfully fresh and inventive cuisine. Highly recommended.
If you are vegan, I would not recommend going, as it isn't worth the price. The ambiance is very special but, only go if you are eating the veg menu as is or getting the fish. The service was outstanding and a few dishes really blew my mind.... but $100 too much for us.
The cozy booths with bamboo shades make for a perfect romantic spot. We did the tasting menu with the sake pairing. The food was beautifully prepared and the service was outstanding. It was a bit pricey but a great experience.
Great Experience - awesome food and Sake - service was as good as it gets. Worth the trip to Brooklyn
Five of us went there for a 9pm dinner. We had a wonderful experience and weren't rushed out of there. Food was delicious and service was great. All of us would definitely return.
Just amazing. One of the best Japanese restaurant that I tried.
The omakase was superb - would definitely come back! Everything was so delicious and thoughtfully crafted and presented. Their sake menu was also really great. The seats are very private and was the perfect spot for celebrating my birthday with my boyfriend.
We have eaten a lot of food and really excited to try this place as it was recommended by my peer who is also in the food industry. For what we spent on the Omakase it wasn’t worth it. Standouts include the sashimi and miso. Had to send back the beef as it was not what you would expect from this type menu. I could not say hi there for a memorable dinner.
Zenkichi is rated 4.5 stars by 1401 OpenTable diners.