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Zentan

4.0
4
1448 Reviews
$31 to $50
Southern

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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  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Southern, 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
    Brunch: Saturday and Sunday noon to 4pm
    *Sunday DNV Rooftop Pool Party from noon to 5pm, 21+, brunch hours
    Mon-Wed: 4pm-11pm
    Thursday: 4pm-12am
    Friday: 4pm -1am
    Sat: 12p - 4p (brunch), Evenings 4pm-1am
    ***after Sunday, May 20th the only day we will be taking rooftop
    reservations would be for Saturday's through Labor Day***
    Happy Hour: Mon-Fri in Zentan - 3:00pm to 7:00pm, Mon-Fri on the Rooftop - 4pm to 7pm

  • Phone number

    (202) 379-4366

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Yo Matsuzaki

  • Catering

    Please contact our Private Events Manager, Mariah Howes at (202) 379.3777 or send her an email at mariah.howes@zentanrestaurant.com

  • Neighborhood

    Downtown

  • Cross street

    Thomas Circle

  • Parking details

    Valet parking is available at the Donovan House front door.

  • Public transit

    McPherson Square/Farragut North

  • Entertainment

    The DNV Rooftop offers live music every Thursday night starting at 6pm! (Rooftop is only open during the Summer months)

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Menu

Zensai

  • Warm Edamame$6.00

    blanched soy beans, sea salt

    • Garlic Edamame$6.00

      sautéed soy beans, tamari soy, garlic

      • Miso Soup$6.00

        shimeji mushroom, tofu, scallion, miso dashi broth

        • Gyoza$10.00

          pan seared dumpling, black pork belly, napa cabbage, ponzu sauce

          • Peas & Sprouts$7.00

            crispy brussels sprouts, fresh chick peas, shiso-mustard vinaigrette, garlic chips

            • Midori Salad$9.00

              asian mixed greens, shiso, scallion, cilantro, onion dressing

              • Kale Salad$11.00

                green kale, radicchio, mix baby beets, toasted pumpkin seeds, smokey lime ginger dressing

                • Sunomono$13.00

                  tako, salmon, ikura, poached shrimp, cucumber, wakame seaweed, white truffle tosazu

                  • Escolar Crudo$14.00

                    pickled jalapenos, jicama, shallot-sesame

                    Nigiri & Sashimi

                    2pc

                    • Maguro Akami$9.00

                      lean tuna

                      • Hamachi$9.00

                        yellow tail

                        • Maguro Zuke$9.00

                          marinated

                          • Uni$9.00

                            sea urchin

                            • Chu Toro

                              tuna belly

                              • Market Price
                            • Sake$7.00

                              salmon

                              • O Toro

                                fatty tuna

                                • Market Price
                              • Aji$10.00

                                striped jack

                                • Hirame$8.00

                                  fluke

                                  • Tamago$5.00

                                    omelet

                                    • Unagi$8.00

                                      barbecue eel

                                      • Ikura$9.00

                                        salmon roe

                                        • Sawara$7.00

                                          spanish mackerel

                                          • Ebi$6.00

                                            shrimp

                                            • Tai$9.00

                                              red sea bream

                                              • Botan Ebi (1 Pc)

                                                kampachi, amber jack

                                                • Market Price
                                              • Sweet Shrimp$7.00

                                                • Kurodai$9.00

                                                  black sea bream

                                                  • Tako$7.00

                                                    poached octopus

                                                    • Ika$7.00

                                                      squid

                                                      • Saba$7.00

                                                        mackerel

                                                        • Kinmedai$14.00

                                                          golden eye snapper

                                                          Mocktails

                                                          • Vietnamese Iced Coffee$8.00

                                                            coffee, condensed milk

                                                            • Crooked Glance$8.00

                                                              house made calpis, ginger syrup, lime, egg white

                                                              • Soda Fountain Blues$8.00

                                                                passion peach puree, lemon grass-vanilla shrub, simple syrup

                                                                • Straight A's$8.00

                                                                  green tea, orgeat, lime juice, tiki bitters

                                                                  Osusume

                                                                  • Tokyo Dog$12.00

                                                                    grilled ground pork and chicken sausage, karashi mustard, japanese mayo, teriyaki sauce, cabbage slaw

                                                                    • Ebi Katsu$13.00

                                                                      panko crusted rock shrimp, pickled onion cabbage slaw, kizami wasabi tartar sauce

                                                                      • Zentan Burger$15.00

                                                                        sharp cheddar, caramelized onions, japanese barbecue sauce, lettuce, tomato

                                                                        • Inaniwa Udon$13.00

                                                                          chrysanthemum, soft boiled egg, sliced tenderloin beef, hand crafted wheat noodles, soy dashi broth

                                                                          • Spicy Miso Ramen$12.00

                                                                            char siu pork, bean sprout, boiled egg, menma, egg noodles, spicy miso broth

                                                                            • Pork Belly Bowl$13.00

                                                                              braised pork belly, fried egg, king oyster mushrooms, over white rice

                                                                              • Sake Bowl$13.00

                                                                                sautéed salmon, shredded cabbage, shallots, shiitake mushrooms, chili garlic sauce, over white rice

                                                                                • Japanese Curry Bowl$11.00

                                                                                  seasonal vegetable curry over brown rice

                                                                                  • Chirashi Bowl$18.00

                                                                                    diced tuna, salmon, and hamachi sashimi, ikura, tamago, avocado, over sushi rice

                                                                                    Sushi Boxes

                                                                                    • California$21.00

                                                                                      california roll, escolar crudo, seaweed salad, 2 pieces salmon, 2 pieces tuna (nigiri or sashimi) style nigiri, sashimi

                                                                                      • Firecracker$25.00

                                                                                        firecracker roll, escolar crudo, seaweed salad, 2 pieces salmon, 2 pieces tuna (nigiri or sashimi) style nigiri, sashimi

                                                                                        Maki

                                                                                        • Firecracker$14.00

                                                                                          ebi tempura, spicy jumbo lump crab salad, tempura flake

                                                                                          • Fire Dragon$14.00

                                                                                            spicy maguro, unagi, avocado, tobiko

                                                                                            • License to Kill$13.00

                                                                                              cucumber, takuan, unagi, sake, wasabi aioli

                                                                                              • California$10.00

                                                                                                jumbo lump crab, avocado, cucumber, tobiko

                                                                                                • Spicy$9.00

                                                                                                  choice of maguro, sake, or hamachi style maguro, sake, hamachi

                                                                                                  • Golden Eye$12.00

                                                                                                    tempura sweet potato, seasonal mushroom, taro root, avocado dressing

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                                                                                                    What 1,448 people are saying

                                                                                                    Overall ratings and reviews

                                                                                                    4.0
                                                                                                    4.0 based on all time ratings
                                                                                                    • 4.1Food
                                                                                                    • 3.9Service
                                                                                                    • 3.9Ambience
                                                                                                    • 3.8Value

                                                                                                    NoiseModerate

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                                                                                                    1. HR

                                                                                                      HRKinDC

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      72 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      72 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on June 28, 2018

                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                      Very sad that this restaurant is closing. It offers some of the best sushi and Asian food in the city.

                                                                                                    2. JH

                                                                                                      JacksonHeights

                                                                                                      New England

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on June 24, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      I am so sorry to see this restaurant close on the 30th. I love Zentan and I know that my friends and I will miss it.

                                                                                                    3. JA

                                                                                                      JoeA

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on June 21, 2018

                                                                                                      overall3food4service2ambience3

                                                                                                      Food was fine - not as great as I remembered. Service was pretty terrible for an expensive restaurant. Service was slow, they brought me the wrong order, and we sat waiting for our check to be picked up for about 15 minutes - and it was not busy.

                                                                                                    4. PW

                                                                                                      PryndallW

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on June 21, 2018

                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                      Food was good ; more of a tapas style but we all ordered about 8 options altogether. Ambiance was nice , drinks were okay, all in all I would come back and try the rooftop if weather permits.

                                                                                                    5. DD

                                                                                                      DannyD

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on June 4, 2018

                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                      My first Japanese cuisine experience. Great experience and best food i ate whilst being in Washington. Staff gave superbe suggestions! Top restaurant !

                                                                                                    6. EO

                                                                                                      EOkd

                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on June 4, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Very creative, entertaining and delicious foods! Should not miss out the rooftop bar!

                                                                                                    7. TG

                                                                                                      TGSHAW

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      19 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      19 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 25, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Best Japanese food ib town served by an extremly well informed and friendly staff

                                                                                                    8. A

                                                                                                      Adevotee1

                                                                                                      Hawaii

                                                                                                      53 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      53 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 20, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Perfect dinner restaurant for business dinner have the complete dinner. Worth every penny. Perfect place to talk without have to yell. Chef is so creative. Will definitely put it on my favorite list.

                                                                                                    9. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 19, 2018

                                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Had a fantastic time with my large party! We did the tasting menu and it did not disappoint. The chef even accommodated to bring out more vegetarian options for the one vegetarian. Great Food! Friendly staff!

                                                                                                    10. NC

                                                                                                      NatalieC

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      5 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 19, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      The kuidaore experience is awesome. Unlimited good food and chef is very flexible. We loved the sushi and they kept bringing us different varieties of sushi. Definitely need to speak up or else they will bring the dessert course and try to shove you out. Don’t blame them as it doesn’t make sense to keep bringing food if people are full. If you aren’t full, then feel free to keep requesting what you like. It’s part of the experience !

                                                                                                    11. NF

                                                                                                      New2Fla

                                                                                                      Naples

                                                                                                      38 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      38 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 18, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Good sushi! Very Good!

                                                                                                    12. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      San Diego

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 8, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                      日本人です。とても味は日本人好みに近かったです。お米も日本米だと思いますし、お味噌汁も美味しかったです。隣のホテルと隣接していて、綺麗な空間でした。

                                                                                                    13. M

                                                                                                      Maykooj

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on May 5, 2018

                                                                                                      overall1food1service2ambience1

                                                                                                      It’s not a really Japanese restaurant. I’m Japanese and the restaurant is more Chinese tast. If you want a really Japanese cuisine I don’t recommend this place.

                                                                                                    14. J

                                                                                                      melodyJ

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on May 3, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Food was great and the waitress was excellent. Very informative. Everything was exceptional

                                                                                                    15. JP

                                                                                                      JasonP

                                                                                                      London

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 25, 2018

                                                                                                      overall4food4service2ambience4

                                                                                                      The servers kept hassling us if we want to leave the bar for our table. And then tried to upsell us to the most expensive pieces of sushi... the value was in the non-individual pieces of sushi i.e. in the plates.

                                                                                                    16. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      2 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 25, 2018

                                                                                                      overall3food5service2ambience3

                                                                                                      The food was excellent! The service was VERY slow. Also, I took a friend out for his birthday, but the waiter brought the check without offering a dessert menu. And then he took a long time to get our dessert order and to have it brought out. We got there at 11:45, and were the only ones there. By 12:30, there were a reasonable number of active tables, but it wasn’t at all crowded. There was no apparent explanation for the slow service. But, overall, the experience was good.

                                                                                                    17. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on April 22, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service3ambience4

                                                                                                      Waitstaff was incredible and food was absolutely fantastic!

                                                                                                    18. TP

                                                                                                      TommyP

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on April 21, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      My girlfriend and I loved our dinner date at Zentan last Saturday night! Absolutely delicious food and relaxing atmosphere. Our server Caden was attentive and courteous. He recommended the bacon-wrapped scallops off the grill - which was an excellent suggestion. They were delicious! We also ordered a few sushi rolls and the gyoza. Top-notch, beautiful and fresh - exceeded our high expectations. They did have a little delay in getting our sushi to our table, but our server offered another appetizer - on them - for the trouble, which we appreciated. It seemed like a busy night, so I don't think the delay would be typical. Neither of us drink, but they have a selection of creative "mock-tails" which my girlfriend loved. Don't worry, they've got a full bar, sake, beer and wine for those among us who partake! Bottom line, I'll go back any time I'm in town and recommend Zentan to all DC locals and visitors. Five stars all the way. Thank you for a perfect date.

                                                                                                    19. B

                                                                                                      Bryan

                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on April 20, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Thanks for doing that weird special request with the post it note! If you were wondering what it meant, it was just me being random.

                                                                                                    20. JS

                                                                                                      JeepSki

                                                                                                      Pittsburgh

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 14, 2018

                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                      Thought everything was “okay.” The only thing that stood out was the time it took to order cocktails, get cocktails, order wine, and receive wine. Would have had more if wait staff paid closer attention. Should be a more “shareable” small plate appetizers and a few simpler sushi rolls. Again, we would have ordered more if there was something we could share that was the right size.

                                                                                                    21. LN

                                                                                                      LindyN

                                                                                                      New England

                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                      12 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on April 12, 2018

                                                                                                      overall2food5service2ambience3

                                                                                                      Food was fantastic, but the wait was confusingly long. We went in for lunch before heading to the airport. The restaurant was not at capacity (I would estimate 60%), but we waited over 40 minutes for lunch. The server did not return to the table often to check on us, but when he did indicate our lunch would come soon, it didn’t. When we finally received our food, we asked for the bill and promptly provided payment, but again had to hunt down the server to pay so we could leave. Again, incredible food, but a clear sense of urgency when it comes to timeliness.

                                                                                                    22. MY

                                                                                                      MichaelY

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      8 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on March 31, 2018

                                                                                                      overall3food5service2ambience5

                                                                                                      The food was amazing and the portions were great. Very unique flavors that I'd look forward to having again. Unfortunately, we had a very poor service and I don't think I'd want to go back. They seemed understaffed and we were seemingly forgotten for 20-30 minutes after we got our drinks, then for another 20-30 minutes for the second round of food (its a small-plates sushi place). TLDR: Great food, bad service.

                                                                                                    23. JH

                                                                                                      JamesH

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on March 28, 2018

                                                                                                      overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                                                                      Wonderful food, the seafood noodles particularly were great. I always spend too much at these small food places but unlike many, this one is worth it. Not a place to be seen, but a place to have a great dinner.

                                                                                                    24. S

                                                                                                      Shesh

                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      13 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on March 27, 2018

                                                                                                      overall4food5service5ambience4

                                                                                                      Great food. Most food items are served Tapas style.

                                                                                                    25. HN

                                                                                                      HeatherN

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on March 25, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Best food ever! My husband and I loved celebrating our anniversary here and intend to go back asap!

                                                                                                    26. NK

                                                                                                      NiinaK

                                                                                                      Nashville

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on March 24, 2018

                                                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience5

                                                                                                      Came here for a Birthday dinner on Saturday and it was not too busy. The food was delicious, and absolutely worth the price. We were going to order the tasting menu option, but decided against it and ordered off the menu instead. The grill items and sushi rolls were delicious, and when the bill came, the food we ordered for a two person meal ended up costing the same as the tasting menu would have cost for one person. I’m sure its a great option - you would just have to be absolutely starving for it to be worth it. Only disappointment was the service - despite the restaurant being empty for the second half of our meal, our waiter came to our table a total of 3 times, and we did not get to order until 25 minutes after we had sat down.

                                                                                                    27. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on March 24, 2018

                                                                                                      overall1food1service4ambience4

                                                                                                      Very disappointed with the food

                                                                                                    28. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Miami

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on March 17, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      Fantastic fresh sushi in a hip environment

                                                                                                    29. BM

                                                                                                      ccBostonMa

                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                      376 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      376 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on March 13, 2018

                                                                                                      overall3food3service4ambience4

                                                                                                      Used to be great. Wasn’t this time. Hopefully just an “off” early evening.

                                                                                                    30. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      18 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      1.0

                                                                                                      18 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on March 4, 2018

                                                                                                      overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                                                                      Food was horrible. It has gotten really bad. The sushi menu is very short. All the fish was old and fishy. This is a basic hotel restaurant now. Service was horrible as well, and very slow.

                                                                                                    31. RS

                                                                                                      RobinS

                                                                                                      Baltimore

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on March 2, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      No doubt about it, this is a truly outstanding dining experience. I'm a Brit who spends a lot of time in DC, and food-wise I found this to be right at the top of what this city has to offer. If you like Japanese food this is certainly worth trying out

                                                                                                    32. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on March 1, 2018

                                                                                                      overall3food4service3ambience2

                                                                                                      Weak ambiance

                                                                                                    33. AF

                                                                                                      AnjaF

                                                                                                      Orlando

                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      9 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on February 25, 2018

                                                                                                      overall4food4service4ambience4

                                                                                                      My date and I decided to come here based on the reviews. When we got there we decided to do the all-you-can-eat array of different menu items. It was 4 or 5 groups of food and dessert at the end. We had an amazing time sampling our way through the menu! Definitely recommend.

                                                                                                    34. C

                                                                                                      Crystal

                                                                                                      New York Area

                                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      16 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on February 19, 2018

                                                                                                      overall3food3service3ambience3

                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                    35. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Raleigh

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on February 18, 2018

                                                                                                      overall4food5service3ambience3

                                                                                                      Need better service

                                                                                                    36. N

                                                                                                      Nickatnite

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      2.0

                                                                                                      3 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on February 17, 2018

                                                                                                      overall2food3service1ambience3

                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                    37. k

                                                                                                      kkch

                                                                                                      San Francisco

                                                                                                      40 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      3.0

                                                                                                      40 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on February 4, 2018

                                                                                                      overall3food4service3ambience3

                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                    38. OT

                                                                                                      OpenTable Diner

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      1 review

                                                                                                      Dined on January 28, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                                                                      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!

                                                                                                    39. j

                                                                                                      jmkq

                                                                                                      Washington DC

                                                                                                      24 reviews

                                                                                                      vip
                                                                                                      4.0

                                                                                                      24 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on January 27, 2018

                                                                                                      overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                                                                      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.

                                                                                                    40. EL

                                                                                                      EmilyL

                                                                                                      Denver

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      5.0

                                                                                                      4 reviews

                                                                                                      Dined on January 25, 2018

                                                                                                      overall5food5service4ambience5

                                                                                                      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.

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                                                                                                    • Cross street

                                                                                                      Thomas Circle

                                                                                                    • Neighborhood

                                                                                                      Downtown

                                                                                                    • 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
                                                                                                      Brunch: Saturday and Sunday noon to 4pm
                                                                                                      *Sunday DNV Rooftop Pool Party from noon to 5pm, 21+, brunch hours
                                                                                                      Mon-Wed: 4pm-11pm
                                                                                                      Thursday: 4pm-12am
                                                                                                      Friday: 4pm -1am
                                                                                                      Sat: 12p - 4p (brunch), Evenings 4pm-1am
                                                                                                      ***after Sunday, May 20th the only day we will be taking rooftop
                                                                                                      reservations would be for Saturday's through Labor Day***
                                                                                                      Happy Hour: Mon-Fri in Zentan - 3:00pm to 7:00pm, Mon-Fri on the Rooftop - 4pm to 7pm

                                                                                                    • Cuisines

                                                                                                      Southern, Sushi, Asian

                                                                                                    • Dining style

                                                                                                      Casual Elegant

                                                                                                    • Dress code

                                                                                                      Casual Dress

                                                                                                    • Parking details

                                                                                                      Valet parking is available at the Donovan House front door.

                                                                                                    • Public transit

                                                                                                      McPherson Square/Farragut North

                                                                                                    • Payment options

                                                                                                      AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                                                                                    • Executive chef

                                                                                                      Yo Matsuzaki

                                                                                                    • Entertainment

                                                                                                      The DNV Rooftop offers live music every Thursday night starting at 6pm! (Rooftop is only open during the Summer months)

                                                                                                    • Additional

                                                                                                      Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                                                                                    • Phone number

                                                                                                      (202) 379-4366

                                                                                                    • Catering

                                                                                                      Please contact our Private Events Manager, Mariah Howes at (202) 379.3777 or send her an email at mariah.howes@zentanrestaurant.com

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