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Zento Japanese Restaurant

693 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1913
+1 703-566-3695
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good37%
  • Average9%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
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Japanese, Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
693 N Washington St, Alexandria, VA 22314-1913
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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.

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

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

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

Thank JL W
Reviewed December 23, 2017

The sushi was well prepared and tasty. We also tried the avocado salad and were impressed. Overall, a nice place to have lunch. Of note, there is decent parking available on the same corner as the restaurant. Please also note that seating could be an...More

Thank j p
Reviewed November 15, 2017 via mobile

We arrived before 6pm in time for happy hour. Very nice selection of menu items and drinks on happy hour menu. The chicken fried Raman is excellent. Great broth and lots of noodles. Great prices and excellent service. Restaurant is not overly large, difficult to...More

Thank haileythegolden
Reviewed October 16, 2017

The food presentation of this place is amazing. The restaurant is cutely decorated with lots of Japanese components. This place is neat and clean. Given the beautiful presentation of their dishes, we had a pretty high expectation. The quality of rice and sashimi was a...More

Thank Naomi C
Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

I had the homemade mojito with sake and homemade ginger tea. It was very good. The sushi was great. W had a really good time there. Happy hour specials were nice.

Thank Joe C
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

If you just need a light sushi fix then this place is okay...there was supposedly condensation dripping from the ceiling because of the mugginess inside due to light showers outside. While this may be true, its still gross. Nobody wants ceiling water in their food...the...More

Thank Cassandra B
Reviewed July 24, 2017 via mobile

The place is nice and cozy, and the people are really good at what they do The food tastes well but the meat was not prime quality I was invited, therefore I can't tell if it was expensive but I guess not too much, according...More

Thank MartaCroci
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$10 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Delivery, Reservations, Validated Parking, Television, 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
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