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Zentan

1155 14th St NW, Donovan House, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
+1 202-379-4366
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible1%
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CUISINES
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
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1155 14th St NW, Donovan House, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
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1 - 10 of 425 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago

This was the restaurant in our hotel and was still open when we arrived. Didn't have high expectations but it was actually very good. All small plates and we have a few of them. I really liked the peas and sprouts and the hot rock.

Thank thefrequenttraveller
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great garlic edamame, and sushi rolls. Not to mention the cocktails. This happened to be located in my hotel which made it a perfect choice, but I did check the reviews before I opted to dine there.More

Thank Renee W
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi Renee W, Thank you for joining us here at the Donovan and Zentan. I am glad to hear your meals were a great way to accent your stay in the hotel. We hope to see you again next time you are in DC! Best,...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed in the area on business. Ate here the first night and loved it so much, I ended up eating here for lunch on dinner all 3 days. They have wonderfully inventive vegan/vegetarian options.More

Thank MaxMuscolo
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi MaxMuscolo, Thank you so much for joining us each day of your trip to Washington! That alone is the best praise we can receive and we appreciate it tremendously. I hope you think of us again next time you are in town! Best wishes,...More

Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

Food was good but a modest dinner of salad, 6 pieces sushi, and one make + small"carafe" of sake set me back $110 (including tip) . Wow!More

Thank andrewcrosby
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi andrewcrosby, Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to review your experience. I am glad to hear you enjoyed your meal and your time here at Zentan. I hope next time you join us you'll try our Kuidaore experience....More

Reviewed 11 October 2017

I had a bagel with lox and cream cheese, capers and red onion. My friend had corned beef hash which looked like beef stew, and a side of bacon. Everything was very good - nice presentation, very tasty, and for the area reasonably priced. I...More

Thank sgcn
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Hi sgcn, Thank you so much for your kind words, they mean a lot to us. We hope to see you again very soon! Best, Ben Wachtler Restaurant Manager Zentan Restaurant

Reviewed 27 September 2017

Beautiful sushi rolls paired with a very nice wine list. Great service and nice ambiance made for a great dinner with friends. Would definitely recommend it!More

Thank Alissa0099
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi Alissa0099, Thank you so much for joining us and for taking the time to write about your meal here at Zentan! Your kind words mean a lot to us. We hope to see you again soon! Best wishes, Ben Wachtler Restaurant Manager Zentan Restaurant...More

Reviewed 26 September 2017

Chef Yo Matsuzaki really takes Japanese dining to a great level with Zentan. The space is modern, elegant, and suited for any kind of dining experience. A private room is available. Let's start at the bar, where a select variety of common spirits, delicious sake,...More

Thank Aurora_Guy
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 28 September 2017

Hi Aurora_Guy, Wow! It sounds like you were able to take in the whole Zentan experience during your stay and loved it! Your kind words put a big smile on my face as this message exemplifies why we work so hard every day. We loved...More

Reviewed 18 September 2017

Located on the North East corner of 14th Street at Massachusetts Avenue (Thomas Circle), Zentan is superb. We dined here on Friday, September 15, 2017, arriving late (about 9:15 p.m. after coming from a party). Valet parking was easy ($10 with validation by the restaurant),...More

Thank leroibabar
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2017

Hi Lerolbabar, Thank you so much for joining us at Zentan! I am so glad we exceeded expectations for you and that your experience was stellar. Our sushi boats are a new program that Chef Lin and his team are getting off the ground and...More

Reviewed 28 August 2017

great food! Varied and extensive. Delicious iced tea. wonderful knowledgeable staff, poor lighting. could be a bit brighterMore

Thank mpgd
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 September 2017

Hi mpgd, Wow, thank you so much for your kind words! I can't wait to share your feedback with Chef Yo and the rest of our team! We hope to see you again very soon! Best wishes, Ben Wachtler Restaurant Manager Zentan Restaurant and DNV...More

Reviewed 23 August 2017

Located on the ground floor of the Donovan Hotel, Zentan is a fantastic restaurant for sushi and highly creative rolls. They also serve a number of other small plates. The tasting menu really makes an exceptional meal.

Thank Greg G
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hi Greg, Thanks for taking the time to write about your excellent experience. Hopefully next time you stop by we can introduce you to our Executive Sushi Chef Lin ZhenQun and his team! Best wishes, Ben Wachtler Restaurant Manager Zentan Restaurant and DNV Rooftop Lounge

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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
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Monday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
11:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
5:30 PM - 11:00 PM
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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