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Zento Japanese Restaurant

693 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1913
+1 703-566-3695
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“bento box” (7 reviews)
“sushi” (35 reviews)
“miso soup” (5 reviews)
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
693 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1913
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Enjoyed their happy hour! Small space that was very busy. Tried their very unique sushi rolls and they were great. Will go back

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank CindyH847
Reviewed November 11, 2018

When I fly into DCA and stay in Old Town, I like to drop into Zento's Japanese for Tempura, Sushi and seafood udon. There is free parking on the second floor that you access from the side streets that no one seems to know about....More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank johnllee
Reviewed October 3, 2018 via mobile

My husband and I moved to Alexandria from Brazil in January and we are trying to adapt by getting to know the restaurants in Old Town. As all the places we live, we always have our favorite sushi restaurant and Zento is definitely our place...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank izaelias
Reviewed August 30, 2018

Every so often, we in the office get the hankering for sushi. Zento is our go-to place on those days. They have a few bento-box specials at lunch, and a few sushi combo specials, as well as the full a la carte sushi menu. We've...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Chris B
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

Food came out quick and service was nice. Good portion sizes of sushi and the bento boxes were filling.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Caitlin B
Reviewed July 16, 2018 via mobile

Went for dinner in Old Town. This place has a good selection of food choices. I had the chicken sliced with mashed potatoes veggies and miso soup. Everything was very good. Dinner partner had mixed sushi and salad with miso soup. Very nice dinner. Small...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank weekendwonder1
Reviewed April 4, 2018 via mobile

My daughter and I found this little Japanese restaurant. We arrived early and when we left it was full. Very convenient parking. Our food was delicious and nicely presented. Not fancy but a little jewel.

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank CAgirlqt
Reviewed March 26, 2018

Parking was easy on a Monday night at 6pm. We were seated quickly and the food was out in a reasonable amount of time. The service in general was very good, but space was limited leaving me feeling a little crammed. All of the food...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank ustelephone
Reviewed February 28, 2018

Best to make reservations as this is a small busy place. The menu is great and we really enjoyed the fresh sushi there. It's noisy and snug, but if you like that vibe, it's a great choice. I also saw a lot of carry out...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank 2acorns
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

We LOVE sushi but I wanted something different this day! I got the grilled chicken teriyaki and it was delicious! The vegetables were perfectly prepared and tasted like they had just purchased them that morning. The chicken was juicy and sauce perfect. Just had to...More

Date of visit: February 2018
Thank JL W
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Parking Available, Highchairs Available
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 693 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1913
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Alexandria
  • Phone Number: +1 703-566-3695
  • E-mail
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