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1155 14th St NW, Donovan House, Washington DC, DC 20005 (Downtown / Chinatown)
202 379 4366
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Ranked #248 of 2,683 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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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 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 NEW

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
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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4 reviews 4 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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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014

The food was different than what I'm used to at Japanese restaurants-very interesting combinations and very good, though pricey. I usually get hot sake and was disappointed that my only option for this was $20. I tried a specialty sake (cold) that was delicious- savory and peppery- so maybe it was good in the end that the hot sake didn't... More

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear that you explored our sake list. Hope to have you come join us for another sake and sushi pairing soon. Cheers! More

mbehjh
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Great ambiance. Great service. Many good choices and everything tasted great. We shared all the dishes. Creative complex flavor combinations.Probably not for young kids. Informative servers.

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

We are proud of the positive experience we were able to provide for you and your guests. I look forward to sharing your kind words with the team! Thanks! More

Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

If you are expecting a traditional Japanese menu, don't go here.I expected too much.I don't think I would choose this place again.

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Your feedback regarding the menu is so helpful. We took it to heart and we’re working tirelessly to make that change. Our menu is currently under transition from a pan-Asian concept to a fully modern Japanese concept. Our menu launches at the end of next week. Come back soon and let us know how we did. More

New York City, New York
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

The cocktails were fantastic, and the food was delicious. Had the beef tongue. Portion a little small but yum. Ordered 4 dishes and shared with my husband. Was great.

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive comments. I look forward to sharing them with the team. We look forward to welcoming you back soon! More

Washington DC, District of Columbia
Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

Let me start with the desert: the beignets are to die fir, almost as delicious as beignetsf in Belgium. The restaurant is a Japanese fusion place, elegantly decorated, specializing in sushi and sashimi based plates but elevated to a secial level. Fish is ultra fresh, all rich in tastes. Servings are small so several plates need to be combined. A... More

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Thrilled to hear you had such a positive culinary experience with us! If you are looking for a truly one of a kind experience, definitely plan on booking your seat at our Thursday night Omakase. Omakase is a multi course chef's tasting experience that is crafted uniquely for you! For more information please email our GM Katie Miller at katie.miller@zentanrestaurant.com.... More

Carlisle, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

We ate here with 2 kids. The decor is nice with good lighting and very nice spacing between tables. Our service was very timely and professional. This place is in a hotel and I am always suspicious of hotel restaurants. The food was Asian but unique with influences from many countries. The beef tacos were great. The sushi was good.... More

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

We pride ourselves in being the hidden gem inside The Donovan and we are pleased to hear you sought us out. We are glad you and your loved ones had a wonderful experience with us! Thanks for the kind note. More

Oslo
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

I was recommended this restaurant when I asked the concierge for a good sushi restaurant where I could dine solo. And I am so happy that I followed the advise! Zentan is in a nice setting which feels nice for all different guests, whether you come by yourself, in couple or with a larger group. The food was so great!... More

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Tabetha Z, Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words! Namgay will be pleased to hear that you appreciated her hard work. Hope to see you on your next trip! 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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