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Zentan

1155 14th St NW, Donovan House, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
+1 202-379-4366
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (116 reviews)
“yaki” (5 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 22:00All hours
CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
1155 14th St NW, Donovan House, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The service was exceptional and the food was good. Unfortunately the servings are very, very small and in order to have a meal it is necessary to order several items. While the price of items would seem to be normal, due to their small size,...More

Thank M J
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi MJ, Thank you for taking time to review your time with us at Zentan! I am glad to hear your meal was excellent and that our service exceeded your expectations. I like to explain prior to service that our izakaya menu features small plates,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Donovan Rooftop Bar which is located in the same hotel. We were disappointed with the food choices which were really minimal at the bar, so we went downstairs and discovered it was a restaurant that served gourmet Japanese street food! I'm no...More

Thank Robert E
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Robert, Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us. I am so glad you loved your time and meal at Zentan! Our izakaya style menu is unique and designed to be shared with great friends and family. Kuidaore, the...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went last night again and sat at the bar. Bentley was great. He talked and laughed with everyone and had great suggestions for sushi. It tastes great. Will miss it when we leave tomorrow.More

Thank AbbySabean
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Abby, Thank you so much for taking the time to write about us. Your kind words go a long way! I am so glad you loved the food and culture we serve here at Zentan and hope you'll visit us again next time you're...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed a nice sashimi and sushi rolls dinner with an excellent sake menu. This was very attentive to our needs and his suggestions hit the mark.More

Thank 79aggie
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi 79aggie, Thanks so much for taking the time to write about your meal with us. I will share your sentiment with our executive sushi Chef Lin ZhenQun and the rest of our team. I hope you have an amazing rest of your summer. See...More

Reviewed 4 July 2017

Three couples staying at the Kimpton Donovan while attending the Kennedy Center shows ate breakfast at Zentan twice and supper once. We thought it was great. First, when I made reservations I was asked about allergies and described one that my wife has. When I...More

Thank Bobanloc
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 6 July 2017

Hi Bobanloc, Thank you so much for popping by to share your experience! We are ecstatic to hear we not only fed you delicious sushi, but also that our keen-eyed service staff was able to avoid any allergic reactions. Attention to detail is something we...More

Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

I had the set menu and chose a spicy salmon roll and vegetable curry. Excellent meal and as a bonus Luis gave me a free sorbet to celebrate my return to D.C.!More

Thank Kevin M
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 July 2017

Hi Kevin, Thank you for taking the time to review your experience with us here at Zentan! Your kind words mean a lot to us. I am so glad you had a great meal (and dessert)! We hope to see you again soon! Best, Ben...More

Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

If you're looking for a Japanese restaurant that goes the extra mile: look no further. Zentan is a delight for the senses. We took the discovery menu, in which we put our fate in the hands of the chef and he delivered. Big time. He...More

Thank Koen V
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 28 June 2017

Hi Koen, Thank you so much for your kind remarks. I am so thrilled you enjoyed our Kuidaore experience! Chef Yo puts together a dynamic menu of dishes he loves to make and that take him back to his upbringing in Japan. We are elated...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017

The decor, ambiance, and service is great. Delicious sushi and the peas/brussels sprout dish is ah-mazing! I would definitely return.More

Thank LoveCN
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Hi LoveCN, Thank you so much for your kind remarks about your time with us here at Zentan! I am so glad you enjoyed your meal and experience. We look forward to seeing you again soon, have a great summer! Best wishes, Ben Wachtler Restaurant...More

Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

We went there with a large group and I was expecting some taste bud enlightment but in the end it was high quality marketing with some ok food and mediocre service.

Thank stinsonbeach13
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi Stinonbeach13, Thanks for the candid comments. We will continue to work hard so we can earn a few more stars. We appreciate you choosing Zentan. Thanks for your time and patronage. Have a great summer! Best wishes, Carlo Bruno Restaurant Manager Zentan

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

This place is kind of not cool... they had fruit flies in the dining room!!! Now on top of it go ahead and order a bottle of Laganitas IPA but know they do NOT give you the bottle of beer. They give you a flute...More

Thank GreekScubaGirl
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 29 May 2017

Hi, Thanks much for your honest feedback. I'm so sorry to read that you didn't enjoy your meal here at Zentan. We will use your comments to help improve our hospitality. We appreciate your patronage and hope that you will try us again in the...More

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Response from Peggydt | Reviewed this property |
Lots of meat and vegetables. Beyond this I do not know since I am not gluten intolerant and do not track on this.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1155 14th St NW, Donovan House, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
    (Thoms Circle)
  • Public Transportation: McPherson Square/Farragut North
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: +1 202-379-4366
Description
Zentan is your DC destination for Modern Pan Asian Cuisine. Our ambiance is perfect for social events, dates, meetings and celebrations and is rivaled only by our chef inspired, seasonal cuisine and handcrafted cocktails. Our sushi is sustainable, flown in fresh and crafted into cold plates and maki’s you won’t find anywhere else. Iffy about raw food? Not a problem! Our extensive selection of Modern Pan Asian cold and hot plates are sure to satisfy any pallet. Each dish is served from the kitchen as soon as it’s prepared; just think Asian Tapas! Here are a few dishes to whet your appetite: Myazaki Beef Hot Rock (cook it yourself, japanese river rock) Peking Chicken (bao buns, black garlic hoisin, cucumber) Maguro Crudo (goat cheese, fuji apples, pumpkin seed oil) Shagalicious (crab salad, cucumber, miazaki beef, tempura ebi, crispy leek)
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