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Zentan

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Downtown / Chinatown
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1155 14th St NW, Donovan House, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111 (Thoms Circle)
+1 202-379-4366
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11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri 11:30 - 23:00
Sat 17:30 - 23:00
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The dinner menu was small plates and delicious and just enough. I absolutely loved the brussels sprouts! We had sushi and delicious japanese chicken. Breakfast was delightful. Best french toast I have ever had.

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Thank Patty M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A must try is the chocolate mousse for dessert! Sublime! Everything was tasty and made from the best ingredients!

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Thank Vicki V
Katie M, General Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Hi Vicki V, Thanks for all the kind words! The Zen mousse is my favorite too! So happy to read that you enjoyed it. Hope to see you at Zentan again very soon! Best wishes, Carlo D. Bruno Restaurant Manager Zentan More 

Oslo
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I eat out 1-2 times per week, so if anyone wonder about my reviews always being good, I just give feedback to really good places, and on rare occations to "punish" bad ones. Zentan is the best sushi I ever had. Their extra large Maki rolls were delightful. Location is a bit up in the city, but close to several... More 

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Katie M, General Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Hi Thomashauk, Wow, thanks for all the kind words and stars! We're ecstatic that you love Zentan! It was such a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you back real soon! Cheers! More 

Santa Fe, New Mexico
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Zentan, the jewel in the crown of the Donovan, a Kimpton Hotel in Northwest DC, is a hip Asian Fusion restaurant/bar, and offers a variety of unusual and delicious appetizer size portions of sushi and Asian inspired dishes. Prices are mid/range and the wine list includes some delicious sake. An additional reason to stay at The Donovan!

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Thank lhamo1953
Katie M, General Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Hi lhamo, Thanks so much for the kind words and shower of stars! We are flattered by your comments and are so happy you enjoyed your meal. We hope to see you again very soon! Cheers! More 

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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stumbled upon Zentan on a business trip to DC. They have a unique approach to Japanese cooking, using authentic techniques with modern ingredients. Very fresh and seasonal just like in Japan, Zentan takes what is available and blends it using traditional methods for unique but familiar dishes. Approachable by Japanese food veterans and newbie's alike. My dinner companion was not... More 

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Thank William H
Katie M, General Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Hi William H, So happy that you found us! I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal and Thank you for the kind words. We hope to see you next time you're in town! Cheers! More 

New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2017

This review is for the rooftop bar, not the restaurant itself. The bartenders were pretty crabby, and the drinks expensive, but the view was nice.

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Thank RunrDave
Katie M, General Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Hi RunrDave, Sorry to read that you had a bad experience on our rooftop (which hasn't been open since early October). We will take your comments into consideration as we get ready for our season opening at the end of March. We hope you'll stop by and give us another try. Thanks for your time and patronage. Cheers! More 

Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Get the peas and sprouts. I wanted a giant bowl of that. Then I had the flight of Japanese scotch. Yumm!! Sushi was good, but not as yummy as the sprouts. Very chic ambiance.

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Thank Michelle B
Katie M, General Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Hi Michelle, Thank you so much for joining us at Zentan and for your kind words about your experience. I am delighted that you enjoyed your meal (and of course the drinks). It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again real soon (we'll have the peas and sprouts ready)! Cheers! More 

Saint Louis, Missouri
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Was staying at the attached hotel, and at in the restaurant. It was VERY good and can't wait to go back. I did a sake flight, so learned a bit while also enjoying an after work drink. I had the Brussels sprouts salad-y appetizer and then lots of sashimi and a sushi roll. The waiter was informative and helpful -... More 

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Katie M, General Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Hi Anne, Thanks so much for the kind words and all those stars! I was so happy to read that you enjoyed your visit to Zentan (and the peas & sprouts)! I will share your comments with our entire staff to celebrate their service. We hope to see you again very soon! Cheers! More 

miami, fl
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2016 via mobile

We are true foodies, we travel a lot, and we probably eat sushi at least 1-2 times per week, if not more. This was a choice my daughter made for Christmas Eve dinner. The place is nice, and it's probably a great place to hang out after work...but if you want a meal, I would keep looking. They focus way... More 

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Katie M, General Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Hi truthNtravel, Thank you for your candid comments about your recent visit to Zentan. I'm sorry that we did not meet your expectations but will surely use your sentiments as an aid in our never ending quest for perfection. I appreciate you taking the time to visit us and hope that you will see fit to giving us another chance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Would have eaten there every day of my stay! If you are interested in any type of asian or Japanese cuisine this is the place to go. The huge menu offers a great selection of traditional meals and exciting new dishes. We went during their happy hour and stayed for dinner. We ordered the umami wings and brussel sprouts and... More 

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Thank Rachel L
Katie M, General Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Hi Rachel, Thanks so much for the glowing review! It was such a delight to have had the opportunity to serve you! We will continue to work hard to maintain our excellence and I will be sharing your comments with our entire staff. Thanks again and we hope to see you again very soon! Best wishes! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
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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