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Zentan

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Downtown / Chinatown
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1155 14th St NW, Donovan House, Washington DC, DC 20005 (Thoms Circle)
McPherson Square/Farragut North
202 379 4366
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Zentan is your DC destination for Modern Pan Asian Cuisine. Our ambiance...
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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    Very good
  • 37
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  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Upscale Japanese

Great location on Thomas Circle - easily walkable. Nice decor. Very friendly wait staff. Menu is interesting - eclectic Japanese. Food was delicious, nicely presented, and not over-priced. Sushi bar turns out beautiful and delicious creations.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Tracey B
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Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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  • Large groups
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Eagleville, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Great location on Thomas Circle - easily walkable. Nice decor. Very friendly wait staff. Menu is interesting - eclectic Japanese. Food was delicious, nicely presented, and not over-priced. Sushi bar turns out beautiful and delicious creations.

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Ronse, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

Had a small dinner with a friend. We sat at the bar and enjoyed a beer with some small dishes, sushi and sashimi (we let the chef make a selection). Good service from the bar tender. Nice interior which gave the 'zen'- touch to it all.

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Les Matelles, France
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

nobu-like asian fusion restaurant the food is great. Try different dishes and share to optimize your experience. Special mention to the firecracker makis!

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Athens, Alabama
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

The food was different but it was very good and flavorful. The hot dog they have was amazing and the grilled chicken sandwich was really flavorful.

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Denver, Colorado
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I had a great meal here sitting at the bar. It was during happy hour and there were some great things on the menu. The pork belly buns were incredible and the hamchi was excellent. Service was also very good at the bar and the gal behgind the bar was kowledgeable about the food and very friendly.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Ate dinner here June 5th, 2015. The appetizers and entrees were almost uniformly excellent, though the desserts were pedestrian. The service was friendly, though out-of-sync.

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Tampa, Florida
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Drinks on the rooftop were terrible tasting but were expensive. In the restaurant, the seats were a bit too close because in one side I had a kid doing antics trying to get my attention and on the other side, I could hear the conversation loud and clear. The food in the restaurant was terrible. When we told the waitress... More 

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Albuquerque, NM
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Zentan was right across the street from our hotel. We looked at the menu a few times before deciding to dive in and try it out. We are so happy we did. We had a very patient waiter who explained the menu to us, made suggestions and answered all of our questions. We were ragged from walking the National Mall... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Very fresh Toro. Nice atmosphere. Artistic presentation. But the Pork Belly was to die for!! Amazing. We had to order a second plate. 😀

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Bristol, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

First, let me say that the food was outstanding and the service was very good. We've dined at Zentan on several occasions and found it to be consistently wonderful. So we booked a table for 6, well in advance, and for which we were made to give a credit card to guarantee. We were called twice to confirm the reservation... 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: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1155 14th St NW, Donovan House, Washington DC, DC 20005
    (Thoms Circle)
  • Public Transportation: McPherson Square/Farragut North
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
  • Phone Number: 202 379 4366

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Large groups

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)
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

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