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For 2
7:00 PM
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Booked 10 times today


1443 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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!
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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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
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Phone number
(202) 379-4366
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Yo Matsuzaki
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Please contact our Private Events Manager, Mariah Howes at (202) 379.3777 or send her an email at
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Cross street
Thomas Circle
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Parking details
Valet parking is available at the Donovan House front door.
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Public transit
McPherson Square/Farragut North
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The DNV Rooftop offers live music every Thursday night starting at 6pm! (Rooftop is only open during the Summer months)
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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
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Private Dining

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.

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What 1443 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner (San Diego)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Surprised to see 20% service charge added for a small party of 3. Food had either too much sauce or too little. Kuidaore was not up to expectation. Too much carb and not enough fish.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

Need better service

Nickatnite (Washington DC)
2.0  Dined 6 days ago

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.

vipkkch (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 4, 2018

Uneven quality of food. Sashimi was superb. Makisushi, not so much. Robata strong, but sauces a bit too overpowering. Attentive service, but because it was empty, I felt a bit rushed. Start to finish in 70 min.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

Dined here with my parents for Restaurant week while they were visiting. My dad can be a very picky eater and he really enjoyed himself, bravo Zentan!

vipjmkq (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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.

CatP (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

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

OpenTable Diner (Grand Rapids)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

WONDERFUL food, beautiful atmosphere. Great service

vipElayneO (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

The food had little to no taste. Not exciting at all. The waiter was very courteous.

OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Average sushi in central Washington

CZucco (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

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.

vipOpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Sake flights were wonderful. Great food and new cocktail specials!

OpenTable Diner (Hawaii)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Thank you. Great meal and excellent attention from wait staff.

BobD (Indiana)
2.0  Dined on January 4, 2018

Stay away. Lots of other great sushi restaurants in town. Awful. Overpriced. Old fish. Waiters with attitudes. Totally overpriced. Uncomfortable seating.

Robert (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

We had the Kuidaore meal. It was one delicious course after another. There was nothing that missed the mark. My one piece of advice is go hungry. The service was very quick, polite and unobtrusive. Great experience.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

Food was delicious. Menu selections were diverse. Outstanding customer service.

OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
1.0  Dined on December 26, 2017

Don't make any reservation or put any special requests. Walk in like you are going to Burger King; cause you will be treated like you are in one. Your weater will smell like beer and weed, no kidding!
Very disappointed.

vipEduardo (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Good food , slow service, nice enough restaurant.

Natari (Spain)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Fantástica comida y fantástico trato. Recomendable 100%