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Zentan

) #185 of 2,580 Restaurants in Washington DC ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ Japanese, Sushi, Asian
1155 14th St NW, Donovan House, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
+1 202-379-4366
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Overview
  • Excellent47%
  • Very good33%
  • Average13%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (114 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
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1155 14th St NW, Donovan House, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
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1 - 10 of 410 reviews

Reviewed 5 days ago 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
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 5 weeks ago 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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

Reviewed 17 May 2017

Busy flavorful small plate fusion venue with great bar service and a small but speedy kitchen that also makes a serious breakfast if you wake up early enoughMore

Thank Tomastapas904
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Tomastapas904, Thanks so much for the amazingly kind words about your recent visit to Zentan. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal and hope that you will come back to see us again real soon! Thanks again and have a great...More

Reviewed 12 May 2017

Being a sushi fanatic, Zentan was just average in my opinion. The rolls our group had looked fine but lacked flavor. Sampling more than a half dozen entree's the 'sides' garlic edamame and the roasted brussel sprouts were the best thing we had. While sitting...More

Thank 860Vetman
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi 860Vetman, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent meal at Zentan. We appreciate the candid remarks and will use them to help improve our service and offerings. Sorry that we missed the mark on your meal and service this time around. We...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017

We were hungry for sushi but found the menu confusing and needed help from the waitstaff interpreting it. Four of us dined here post-theatre and found the best dish of the night to be the 'side' of roasted Brussel sprouts! Sushi and rolls all tasted...More

Thank KitchnQ
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi KitchnQ, Thanks for taking the time to review your recent meal at Zentan. We appreciate the candid remarks and will use them to help improve our service and offerings. We hope that you will visit us again in the future and thank you for...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

We sat at the large colorful bar for lunch and ordered a wide variety of sushi. Great selection. They have a $19 prix fixe lunch as well. Gyro and hamachi crude were great. The bento box had a nice assortment. Pretty restaurant and friendly staff.More

Thank jtmurrayrealtor
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi jtmurrayrealtor, Thanks for the kind words regarding your recent visit to Zentan. I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal. We really appreciate you taking the time to review your experience and we hope to see you again very soon. Thanks so...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017

We were in DC for a few days so the wife and I went to Zentan because it was close and had good reviews. We were not disappointed. I had Nigiri Hotate and the spicy yellow tail roll. My wife had the Firecracker and Firedragon...More

Thank craig r
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Craig, Wow! Thanks for all the kind words about your recent visit to Zentan. I am so happy to read that you and your wife enjoyed your meal. It was a pleasure having had the opportunity to serve you. We hope to see you...More

Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

This was easy to find. We did a chefs preference meal called a Kuidore (journey) where the tapas like dishes kept coming until you desire to stop. The Sake flights were informative and the service was excellent. The staff were knowledgeable and interactive.More

Thank moosaki
Katie M, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi Moosaki, Thank you so much for choosing Zentan! I am delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal. It was a pleasure serving you and we hope to see you again very soon. I will share your comments with the whole staff so we...More

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Eddie1438
Do you have gluten free options? Thank you
27 May 2015|
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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
US$ 30 - US$ 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
  • E-mail
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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