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Zenkichi

4.7
1177 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
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  • Good for a Date (29)
  • Special Occasion (28)
  • Romantic (26)
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese, International
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Wednesday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 12:00am
Sunday 5:30pm-11:30pm
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Phone number
(718) 388-8985
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Between Berry Street and Wythe Avenue
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Public transit
3 blocks from the L Train Bedford Avenue Station.
What 1177 People Are Saying
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4.8
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4.7
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4.2
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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 7 days ago

Waiting room smelled like fish, food was mediocre at best. Service was very good, but food definitely was not worth the money.

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JamesH 
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

This place was fabulous. The energy and ambiance were impressive. What I like most was the closed in booths for privacy. Definitely a must visit place in Williamsburg.

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vipKenny (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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Akiko (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 3, 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.

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vipElizabeth (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Impecable service. Fantastic food.

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MariaB (New York Area)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Absolutely recommend this place for special date night

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vipbigrednyc (New York Area)
4.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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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Ohnyc (New York Area)
3.0  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. Went 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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Great place for a date

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CharlesD (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 9, 2018

The best Japanese in Brooklyn

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Outandabout (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Amazing service and ambiance

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