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Zentan

1155 14th St NW, Donovan House, Washington DC, DC 20005 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202 379 4366
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Ranked #243 of 2,649 Restaurants in Washington DC
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
Sun 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Asian
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: Thoms Circle
Transit: McPherson Square/Farragut North
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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Manchester, New Hampshire
Top Contributor
96 reviews 96 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant is advertised as a hip sort of sushi-fusion restaurant, and that fits. I had a pleasant dinner there this week. The atmosphere is contemporary and hip, consistent with its location in the Hotel Donovan. It's located right on the edge of Thomas Circle, close to many agencies and businesses, not to mention hotels like the Washington Plaza. I... More

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Zentan! Love to hear you experienced our menu from the maki to the hot plates to get a sense of the diverse flavors you can find on the menu. Look forward to seeing you soon! More

San Diego, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

The Zentan has a classic yet unique style. The portions are on the smaller side, so you can try several things off the menu. Perfect for sharing. The sushi roll was good, but the meat skewers is where the flavor is.

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us at Zentan! If the robata grill blew you away be sure to head back soon as we expanded our offerings that I am sure you will find extra yummy. Looking forward to seeing you again! More

Sydney
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

This restaurant does excellent sushi and other Japanese inspired fusion meals. The venue is modern and the floor staff provided great service. The bartenders take pride in their mixing and the results are delicious. Overall it has a casual clubby feel. Highly recommend it for a great lunch or dinner.

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

We’re really proud of the culinary and service experience we were able to give to you and your guests. Thank you for the kind words. Cheers! More

Vero Beach, Florida
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

Had the hot stone soup and ask the chef to choose my fresh fish, I was impressed Great service and strong drink!

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Ecstatic to hear you had a wonderful culinary and service experience! More

The Colony
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49 reviews 49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Small bite restaurant, very good food, 14 year old - mac and cheese girl at and like the beef tongue and the beef cheek. She jokes she liked the pink chicken too... It was the skin that was pink not the meat. The bar here is very nice. quiet compared to the rooftop deck bar.

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Tabetha Z, Supervisor at Zentan, responded to this review

Love to hear you and your daughter were adventurous eaters while at Zentan! Thank you for all the kind words! More

Richmond, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Went there with some friends and had some sake and food. They have a menu like a tapas restaurant. I considered this place an asian tapa restaurant where you order small dishes that you can share amongst friends. They have a large selection of sake as well. Well worth a visit.

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Tabetha Z, Supervisor at Zentan, responded to this review

We are very grateful for your kind words about our food and beverage selection. Hope to see you again soon! Be sure to check out our facebook page for menu updates! More

Arlington, Virginia
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

I can't wait to eat here again. It was amazing food. The service was great, too. The price was very affordable for the quality of food. I recommend the pasta and the tacos. Amazing!!!

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind remarks! They will certainly be shared with our staff. More

Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

I honestly cannot say too much, as I only had a salad at the bar when I was staying at the attached hotel. However the menu choices were very appealing and lots of Sake options.

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

We're happy to hear you enjoyed your time here and that the menu enticed you! We hope to see you back again soon! More

Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

The waiter knew when we arrived that we were on a limited lunch schedule and heaved slower than a slug. He had no urgency and ruined restaurant week for us.

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

We're sorry to hear that! We understand that many people during lunch are on a tight schedule and we try to accommodate as best we can. We hope that you come back and give us another chance to impress you! More

Toms River, New Jersey
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17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Went to Zentan because it was walking distance from my hotel. My first impression was that it is a good looking restaurant. We were seated right away and the staff is very pleasant. But this is when it becomes "just okay" I wasn't crazy for the food and the small plates. The service was good and the drinks were great... More

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

We're glad to hear that you enjoyed our ambience and that our staff was polite and accommodating! We're sorry to hear you didn't love your meal but hope you'll come back and see us again! More

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