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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
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!
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.
Zenkitchi was a wonderful night out - the food was delicious (we did the tasting menu and a sake pairing - I'm still dreaming of some of the courses. That miso cod!!), the ambiance was special and romantic, and the service was impeccable. Plus, we had told them it was an anniversary dinner, and they brought out a special happy anniversary dessert! I couldn't be happier with my choice of restaurants, and I look forward to going back.
Booths for 2 are very small and there is no sound protection in any ways. A person next to us kept on screaming for a present just received up to the point of us thinking we would leave and eventually shouting to command silence. No help from waiting staff. Apart from this edge case, you can hear any whisper anybody is making and this makes the place unfit for a romantic dinner. Overall the menu is not unforgettable, although products are good.
Rest of the scenery we saw walking through is very nice, almost awesome.
The restaurant is wonderful. The decoration is very unique - it has three levels and each table is private, separated by strings hanging from the ceiling. The servers are very professional, and helpful answering questions about the menu. My husband and I went for a special occasion on a recommendation by a friend. We had an array of small plates, from octopus cured in wasabi (delicious - spice by not spicey) to tuna sashimi to steak to a rice ball. It seems the restaurant put great care into each plate. There is also an extensive sake menu! Highly recommend for a nice night out.
Excellent restaurant. Extremely fresh fish. Seasoning extraordinary. Tapas like fare added up to a full meal--at $75/person, I would hope so. We were there for the seasonal mid-summer menu, which included the absolute creamiest tofu ever, delicious grilled cod, marinated fluke, simmered Japanese eggplant topped with Takanotsume red chili pepper, fresh campari tomato in chilled vegetable dashi broth, and...did I mention the sashimi? Best. Date. Spot. In. Brooklyn. Little booths for two with a drawn shade.
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