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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)
+1 202-379-4366
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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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
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Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
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26 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Get the peas and sprouts. I wanted a giant bowl of that. Then I had the flight of Japanese scotch. Yumm!! Sushi was good, but not as yummy as the sprouts. Very chic ambiance.

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Thank Michelle B
Saint Louis, Missouri
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Was staying at the attached hotel, and at in the restaurant. It was VERY good and can't wait to go back. I did a sake flight, so learned a bit while also enjoying an after work drink. I had the Brussels sprouts salad-y appetizer and then lots of sashimi and a sushi roll. The waiter was informative and helpful -... More 

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Thank Anne2StLouis
Katie M, General Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Hi Anne, Thanks so much for the kind words and all those stars! I was so happy to read that you enjoyed your visit to Zentan (and the peas & sprouts)! I will share your comments with our entire staff to celebrate their service. We hope to see you again very soon! Cheers! More 

miami, fl
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38 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are true foodies, we travel a lot, and we probably eat sushi at least 1-2 times per week, if not more. This was a choice my daughter made for Christmas Eve dinner. The place is nice, and it's probably a great place to hang out after work...but if you want a meal, I would keep looking. They focus way... More 

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Thank truthNtravel
Katie M, General Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Hi truthNtravel, Thank you for your candid comments about your recent visit to Zentan. I'm sorry that we did not meet your expectations but will surely use your sentiments as an aid in our never ending quest for perfection. I appreciate you taking the time to visit us and hope that you will see fit to giving us another chance... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Would have eaten there every day of my stay! If you are interested in any type of asian or Japanese cuisine this is the place to go. The huge menu offers a great selection of traditional meals and exciting new dishes. We went during their happy hour and stayed for dinner. We ordered the umami wings and brussel sprouts and... More 

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Thank Rachel L
Katie M, General Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Hi Rachel, Thanks so much for the glowing review! It was such a delight to have had the opportunity to serve you! We will continue to work hard to maintain our excellence and I will be sharing your comments with our entire staff. Thanks again and we hope to see you again very soon! Best wishes! More 

Dallas, Texas
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174 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 23, 2016

I was disappointed with the food. I ordered with Udon, sashmi salad and roll. Udon is a really small portion that includes an egg and noodle. It was a real disappointment. Sashmi salad has a very small amount of sashmi. Roll was fine. The food was expensive considering the amount of food.

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1 Thank Chul A
Katie M, General Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Hi Chul, Thanks for your honest review of Zentan. I'm sorry that we didn't meet your expectations but I assure you we will continue to work hard to improve our food and service. We appreciate your patronage and hope to see you again very soon! Best wishes! More 

Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 21, 2016 via mobile

Wonderful experience, good service and the sushi was awesome. Best I've ever had! We tried something from every section of the menu, the have a tasting menu also & honestly might have been cheaper if we'd done that. It wasn't an inexpensive meal, but seriously the best sushi I've ever eaten.

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Thank lulu-bee23
Katie M, General Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Hi lulu-bee23, Wow! Thank you so much for the amazing kind words about Zentan! I'm delighted to read that you enjoyed your meal. It was truly our pleasure having had the opportunity to serve you. We hope to see you again very soon! Cheers! More 

boston
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198 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2016 via mobile

Sat in lounge for an u expected bargain- happy hour appetizers. Cocktails imaginative and delicious. Appetizers were also delicious- i enjoyed the udon with cheese dish, the salmon and tuna spicy maki- pork bao buns and wings were yummy- dont miss this restaurant- also enjoyed the atmosphere-

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Rochester, NY
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33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2016

I normally avoid Japanese restaurants as so often there is nothing gluten free that I can eat. We were staying at the Donovan, where the Zentan is located, and there are not many restaurants around that are open on a Saturday, so we called the restaurant and a very helpful person said that they could accommodate gluten free diets. We... More 

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Thank ASNY
Katie M, General Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Hi ASNY, I'm so happy to read that we could meet your dietary needs and help you enjoy your evening here at Zentan! It was such a pleasure having you and we hope to see you again very soon. Thanks so much for giving us a try! I will share your comments with our entire team to celebrate their service.... More 

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137 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016 via mobile

Try the family style set price where they bring you dish after dish until you are done. The food is wonderful. I don't like brussel sprouts but the brussel sprouts dish was delicious. The sushi is very good and we had dish after dish that were better than the last dish. We had fun but the prices were high.

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Thank Sandy W
Katie M, General Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Hi Sandy, I'm so happy to read that you thoroughly enjoyed Kuidaore here at Zentan! It was a pleasure having you here to fully experience Chef Yo's menu. He will be so happy to hear that you enjoyed yourself. Thank you so much for choosing to dine with us at Zentan and we hope to see you again very soon!... More 

Surrey, England
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70 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2016

Only went here as the manager of the Donovan had given us $150 credit. Opted for the tasting menu. Food was excellent but the waiting staff seemed to be in a rush. We had no time between courses. As soon as we'd finished one dish, two more would arrive. Didn't take long to finish the meal. Meal and a couple... More 

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1 Thank Blackthorn
Katie M, General Manager at Zentan, responded to this review

Hi Blackthorn, I was sorry to read that you didn't thoroughly enjoy your meal at Zentan. I will work with the service team to help hone their techniques. Thank you for your candid comments and we hope to see you again the next time you are in town. Cheers! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Business meetings, Bar scene, Special occasions
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
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: +1 202-379-4366
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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