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About Zenkichi

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.

77 North 6th Street
Williamsburg
Brooklyn, NY 11211
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Japanese, International

Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday 5:30pm-11:30pm

Cross Street:
Between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(718) 388-8985

Website:
http://www.zenkichi.com/

Catering:
Call for more information.

Public Transit:
3 blocks from the L Train Bedford Avenue Station.

Zenkichi Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.8

ambience

4.7

value

4.3

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (27)
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Creative Cuisine (13)
Neighborhood Gem (10)
Good for Birthdays (7)
Seasonal (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Business Meals (5)
Tapas (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Healthy (4)
Casual (3)
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 7 days ago

My wife and i have been dining at Zenkichi for a long time and I have left many positive reviews in the past. Unfortunately this past visit turned out to be disappointing. This time we decided to try their special Valentines Day Omakase which was $125. Their normal Winter omakase was $75. The number of courses, 8, was the same for both. Most of the courses turned out to be good. But the portions were very small for every course. The worst part was that we felt cheated when the dessert course turned out to be a piece of chocolate truffle the size of a finger tip and another firger size jelly like candy next to it. We were pretty sure the real desert course is yet to come. It never did. It is like calling the amuse bouche a course in a nice French restaurant. We ordered 3 glasses of sake each. But the sake portions were very tiny, half full, small glasses. So we both felt cheated paying a tab of $375 for dinner. This is not the Zenkichi we used to love.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 4, 2018

My husband and I have been celebrating his birthday at Zenkichi for the past couple of years. The food is always delicious, and the ambiance is very romantic. This year, they gave us a little dessert plate to celebrate his birthday, and it was a very nice touch.

Tags: Tapas, Good for a Date
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Everything about Zenkichi makes for a most memorable evening -- the private booths, the polite discrete staff, the incredibly beautiful AND delicious food... get the seasonal omakase! (For an extra special -- though $$ -- night out, get the sake pairing!)

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Impecable service. Fantastic food.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was our first authentic Japanese restaurant I was happy to see vegan course offered paired with sake. The overall experience was nice and would recommend friends.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Absolutely recommend this place for special date night

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Came here for an anniversary. Overall, was very nice! Food was delicious and service was wonderful. I thought it would have been more intimate, but we were surrounded by other couples who were talking loudly. Prices are a little high, but we did the A La Carte instead of the pre-fix which we liked because we got to choose our actual dishes.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

Very cool New York restaurant with an great atmosphere. Private booths and excellent service. Great date spot.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2018

The omakase dinner was good. It was I believe 8 courses and worth the money and the trek out to brooklyn. The most memorable was the uni which was an addition to the omakase. When there to celebrate wife's birthday. The description of the restaurant being romantic is not right. It is just a typical Japanese restaurant decor that you would find in Japan.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 15, 2018

I have been to this restaurant many times. The food is high quality and the service is excellent.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Great place for a date

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 9, 2018

The best Japanese in Brooklyn

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing service and ambiance

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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Really nice place with excellent good!

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

You can experience the Japanese dining culture here.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food was delicious and service was great

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 23, 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on December 17, 2017

LOVE THE ATMOSPHERE.
FOOD WAS FRESH AND GOOD AND SERVICE WAS GREAT.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Gluten Free Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Really great ambiance as it’s a very private & intimate dining experience. The service was great and the omakase menu was a different and recommended experience!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Casual, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Healthy, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Seasonal, Business Meals, Cozy, Romantic, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2017

I come here every year for my birthday. It's always phenomenal overall and never disappoints. I'm always transported out of Brooklyn and I can truly relax and forget my troubles with tastes and ambience like nowhere else in Brooklyn.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Healthy, Cozy, Special Occasion, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Tapas, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 2, 2017

I highly recommend Zenkichi to anyone who wants an authentic Japanese dining experience. It's very intimate and great for any occasion

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Organic, Authentic, Healthy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Tapas, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Authentic, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent service, great food, would definitely recommend.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 30, 2017

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.

Tags: Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It is the most wonderful and romantic restaurant in all of Brooklyn

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on November 25, 2017

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).

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Great place to have an intimate conversation

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

It wasn’t good straight up

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Good quality food! My daughter's favorite Japanese restaurant. Very Special place. Love it!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Tasty omakase menu! I brought my girlfriend here (she's obsessed with Japan and has visited many times) and she raved about how good and authentic it was. Wonderful place.

Tags: Late-night Find, Quiet Conversation, Hot Spot, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Good for a Date, Romantic, Authentic, Tapas, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Fun, Seasonal
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is a very cute spot with semi-private enclosed booths perfect for a date. You sit in very close quarters with your date so make sure you like them! :)

Tags: Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Tapas, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on November 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 29, 2017

had the tasting menu, and a bottle of sake. server was very nice and polite. food was incredible. overall experience was amazing as usual.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Seasonal, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Romantic, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 24, 2017

We've eaten here several times for special occasions and the food, service and atmosphere have always been outstanding.

Tags: Good for a Date
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