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1155 14th St NW, Donovan House, Washington DC, DC 20005 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202 379 4366
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Ranked #215 of 2,709 Restaurants in Washington DC
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
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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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New York City, New York
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014 NEW

Wonderful variety of dishes and the combinations were all so flavorful. The sushi was fresh and sweet. Favorites were Pork Belly with tempura poached eggs, sea bass dumpling, brussel sprouts and skewers were mouth watering. Service was excellent. This is the way dining should be!!

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The meals matched with great drinks!!! None of the meals were overpriced. I loved that all the food is locally sourced. Farm to table

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

We appreciate the wonderful comments you made about our food, cocktails, and staff. I look forward to celebrating Caden with the staff for his job well done! More 

Alexandria, VA
Top Contributor
152 reviews 152 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

An exceedingly popular restaurant with an eclectic menu matched with appealing food in a nice environment. The service was also excellent –attentive but not overbearing. Reservations are probably not necessary during the week but are advised for Friday and Saturday nights.

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Happy to hear we did not disappoint during your last visit! Cheers. More 

Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

We randomly stopped here on a friday night because it was close to our hotel, and we had a really wonderful experience! There is at nice selection of small dishes, main courses and sushi, making it easy to order exactly what you want and to share. We tried the kale salad which had a great lemony and fresh dressing. The... More 

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words! We look forward to welcoming you back in again soon! More 

Amherst, Massachusetts
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The waitress was super knowledgeable and really helped pick through a very unique and satisfying menu. Great to order lots of smaller dishes. Drinks are very good.

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

We loved hearing about your awesome and unique experience with us! We strive to create memorable moments at each table and enjoy hearing when we hit it on the head! I look forward to sharing your comments with the team! More 

Ann Arbor
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76 reviews 76 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014

Perfect place to settle in at the bar to enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine and sample some small plate offerings. I had the "peas and sprouts" from the Zensai part of the menu at the bartender's recommendation and I could eat that every day. It's roasted brussel sprouts and fresh chickpeas in a light tangy dressing. Fresh chickpeas... More 

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Thank you for the kinds words! Maybe in the future we can get you to try one of our items from our sushi menu! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

Sit at the sushi bar and get free specials. The smashed rainbow roll was great. They also just received Bluefin and it was amazing.

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

We are happy to hear you enjoyed your visit to Zentan! Hope to catch you at the sushi bar soon! More 

New Jersey
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

A terrific twist on Japanese cuisine -- well presented and well prepared. The Osusume is rarely found in the US -- this menu is inventive and authentic!

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

A huge thanks for your awesome review! We work hard to provide both memorable culinary and service experiences. Look forward to welcoming you in again soon! More 

Oslo, Norway
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31 reviews 31 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

In the course of three days I visited Zentan twice. The food is absolutely superb. Just amazing sushis are made. The place is hectic and dark, but has a good feeling. I booked a table for 7PM but only 8PM it was ready. They did cover our first round of drinks, but we were really hungry when the table was... More 

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Sorry about your booking we have had a surge of business lately, but happy to hear it didn't overshadow the rest of your experience. Definitely look forward to having you and your guests in again soon. More 

Newburgh, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

There was a variety of drinks available. I decided to try different drink and they were all very good!. The only problem I encountered was being overcharged

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful words! If you feel your bill is inaccurate please email me at tabetha.zimmerman@zentanrestaurant.com so that I may correct it for you. We look forward to welcoming you in again! Cheers! More 

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Additional Information about Zentan

Address: 1155 14th St NW, Donovan House, Washington DC, DC 20005
Phone Number: 202 379 4366
Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
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
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Asian

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