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Modern Japanese Comfort Food by Chef Yo Matsuzaki
We want our guests to have an experience not just a meal. We encourage sharing and utilization of our highly trained and educated staff.
Kuidaore (noun) to spoil oneself with food -- Come in to find out how!
Washington, DC 20005
Japanese, Sushi, Asian
Hours of Operation:
Breakfast : Mon-Fri 7:00am to 10:30am Sat-Sun 8:00am to 11:00am
Lunch : Mon-Fri 11:30am to 2:30pm Sat-Sun closed
Dinner : Mon-Thur 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Fri 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Sat 5:30pm to 11:00pm
Sunday 5:30pm to 10:00pm
Rooftop Bar : Open at 4pm M-F, and 12pm for Brunch Sat & Sun
Happy Hour: Mon-Fri in Zentan - 3:00pm to 7:00pm, Mon-Fri on the Rooftop - 4pm to 7pm
$31 to $50
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
The DNV Rooftop offers live music every Thursday night starting at 6pm! (Rooftop is only open during the Summer months)
Please contact our Private Events Manager, Mariah Howes at (202) 379.3777 or send her an email at email@example.com
Valet parking is available at the Donovan House front door.
McPherson Square/Farragut North
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please inquire about our Private Dining Room and/or Rooftop Lounge to host your next business or social event. Contact our private dining coordinator Mariah Howes at 202.379.3777 or send her an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Let Zentan restaurant host your next event. Our professional staff and award-winning cuisine are sure to meet all of your catering needs. The stunning private rooms at Zentan can be used for business dinners, social events, promotional dinners, cocktail receptions and even full restaurant events.
Zentan Ratings and Reviews
Disappointed by the service at this venue, which cast a shadow over everything else. For instance, I had to wait for over fifteen minutes for new chopsticks while I watch two servers (not so subtly) fight over who would get to serve a table of two young women. I can't blame them for this, but just wished they were skilled enough to flirt AND provide decent service.
The food was all very good - we did the restaurant week menu in which we got to choose 6 small dishes between the two of us. We also got miso soup and garlic edamame, and finished with 2 different desserts. It was just the right amount of food and the flavors were all different and distinct. The seabass and scallop dumpling was my favorite - the sauce it was in was creamy but extremely light. The server was very helpful in drink choices, helping us find drinks that suited our tastes. It was a little chilly but otherwise, the atmosphere was good. It was nice to see there were smaller tables on the outer edge of the room for some quieter dining, and larger high top tables for groups. There were 3 sections of the restaurant so it was split up well and wasn't too loud.
Went to Zentans for restaurant week since we loved them when we went there last time. Both of us are vegan but they were able to easily accommodate us. The smoked eggplant is absolutely delicious, just as I remembered it. This last time though we left feeling as we got much less food for the time before, and were still feeling hungry.
We each did the restaurant week menu and shared 8 small plates and dessert. We both did sake flights which are super fun and great to progress through the different sakes with the different dishes.
The food was absolutely incredible so kudos to the chef. The service was exceptional as well...if you go here ask for Namgay (Namy). She did such an outstanding job and really took care of my partner and I. Also, while you are here try their wide selection of sake (we had this milky looking one which Namy suggested). Their whiskey passion fruit cocktail was also amazing. Overall this place far exceeded our expectations and we'll be sure to come back. It's all small plates/sharing style so don't be afraid to try items that you otherwise wouldn't normally. Don't be afraid to trust your server since they'll be able to better guide you. Keep in mind they have had the chance to try all items on the menu. Thanks Namy you gave us an unforgettable experience <3
Everything was A-Mazing! Our Server was incredible, food was divine - only the slightest of constructive criticism was our server seemed to disappear for long periods of time in between courses. She might have just been giving us uninterrupted discussion time, this was a combo business meal / friends catching up - so since everything was amazing, I'm going to give her the benefit of the doubt. LOVED IT! and will go back.
Excellent Asian fusion, big choice of small plates, very reasonable prices, nice drink menu, comfortable and easy for conversation. Menu is creative and practical, divided so you can navigate salads, grilled food, maki rolls, etc. We like to do a course of salad and grilled food, then a course of maki. Perfect place to have a leisurely meal with drinks and catch up with friends.
I arrived about 20 minutes before the kitchen closed, and I was still served well and greeted warmly. My server was very informed about the menu and sake ‘tasting’ options. It was lovely! I ordered the polished rice sake trio.
I ordered the gyoza, lamb, and pork small plates. The presentation was beautiful.
My only regret was I did not come earlier so I could experience kuidaore!
Had a 6:30pm reservation. Wasn't crowed at all and service was quick but then it got busier and the service finished as well as the ability of the kitchen to produce...took over an hour for sushi. The duck and steak skewers were medium rare which is not my liking. I loved the creativity and the harmony of the dishes in the past...loved the pineapple sushi. Sadly the pineapple sushi is no longer an option and on this adventure the harmony and the creativity wasn't as impressive. The staff has all been relieved and new people in including management and I felt the quality has dimished. I come from California to eat at this place while visiting the last two occasions, but I don't think i will on the next visit.
The food was good. The waiter did not write down our order, and therefore forgot to bring us one of the dishes. We did not bother to say anything about it. The prices are a little high for what you get. There are no large plates, just small plates. I am accustomed to getting a "small hot sake" in a carafe, but here they call a small hot sake a "glass," and a "carafe" costs extra. There are only western style desserts, nothing Japanese (e.g. beignets instead of red bean cake). The beignets were delicious; but it's an odd way to end your Japanese meal. It's a sleek, stylish atmosphere. I did not like the music - too modern and thumping. It should be more soothing. Still it was an enjoyable evening, and we were not rushed through our dinner.
The food was delicious. Because they serve the food tapas style, we ended up ordering a lot of dishes. It was a little pricey, but good food and atmosphere for a special occasion. We heard the rooftop deck was nice, but there were 15 people waiting at the elevator to go up, so we bypassed the deck and took a walk instead.
One of the best Asian inspired spots I've been to in a while. The plates were creative, coupling ingredients that one would not expect. There were combinations of flavors that I could not describe, which is always a delight. The wait staff was very attentive and had a depth of knowledge that spoke to their enthusiasm for the cuisine. We enjoyed approximately ten plates, a few from each section of the expansive menu. Presentation was exquisite, all were well prepared, and arrived at just at the proper time. The Sake selection was broad and superb. I will make a point to revisit Zentan when downtown.
Four of us went for restaurant week and got the prix fixe menu, which came with three small plates each. Most selections were absurdly small; many did not taste good; some were of generally low quality (some of the chicken was gristly). Additionally, service was slow. It took over an hour from ordering for our last dish (a sushi roll) to show up. Drink refills had to be requested. All in all, a very expensive way to waste time on mediocre food.
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