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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, Late Night, 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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Visitor rating
  • 132
    Excellent
  • 106
    Very good
  • 37
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
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
Great Place for Drinks & Apps

We went here shortly after arriving at the hotel to have some drinks. The bar is spacious and the drinks are outstanding. Did have a few appetizers too and they were delicious. Would definitely come back here for drinks and if we have more time would eat here for dinner.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 2, 2015
Gregrob1980
Good for:
  • Large groups
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294 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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27 reviews 27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
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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Sao Paulo, SP
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38 reviews 38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

we were q group of 8 and the waiter suggested we ask for varied dishes. Left it to her to choose and were delighted.

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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Stayed at the hotel attached (The Donovan) and it was lovely to be able to be so close to such a great restaurant.

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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

While in DC for a meeting I had an evening to myself. I like to have Sushi at the bar and Zentan stands out as one of the finest experiences. The fish was impeccably fresh with a varied choice. Service was friendly. Wine list also has some interesting choices. The scene was quite lively although I had no direct interaction.... More 

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63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

We went here shortly after arriving at the hotel to have some drinks. The bar is spacious and the drinks are outstanding. Did have a few appetizers too and they were delicious. Would definitely come back here for drinks and if we have more time would eat here for dinner.

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Province of Seville, Spain
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

I would say I will be back to this restaurant. Good atmosphere upbeat and fresh food. Kale salad was awesome. Sashimi was very good.

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Los Angeles, CA
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Knowing that breakfast is a quick meal, our group was nicely accommodated and serviced by the efficient staff. There were significant choices including a small buffet to met our needs.

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Atlanta, Georgia, United States
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Not-at-all-intimidating even to the Asian cuisine un-initiated, this was a great restaurant for a family dinner much more interesting than burgers and fries. Staff was friendly, and informative. All the food was delicious. We ate here our first night in DC, and my son asked

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Boston, Massachusetts
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

If you like Japanese food and want to enjoy it in a trendy place with special Western twists on the cuisine, visit Zentan. Although the menu is a bit limited (and you won't find, for example, a hamburger!), I went to the restaurant for two different meals and loved both of them. Fantastic cocktails. Lively scene, but still ok for... More 

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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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