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Ranked #197 of 3,367 Restaurants in Washington DC
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Downtown / Chinatown
Cross street: Thoms Circle
Transit: McPherson Square/Farragut North
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)
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Interesting menu, excellent flavors. Happy hour was very good. Would definitely go back for full dinner

Thank Kathy5552014
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Tabetha Z, Supervisor at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

Thanks for your positive words! We look forward to having you at dinner!

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Reviewed July 7, 2014

Came here late night, around 10 PM. Waited about 10 minutes for a bartender to come over with menu (we were seated in front of the bar, wasn't that crowded) and then had to flag them down again to take our order before the kitchen closed about 15 minutes later. Was there a full 30 minutes before we had a drink or got our food order taken. Bartender (female) was very pleasant. Guests there were waiting to go on the rooftop and they were ROWDY. Really loud and overwhelming. After 1 drink and a roll and app we asked for the check and went elsewhere.

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Thank rmb1234
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Tabetha Z, Supervisor at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded July 29, 2014

We apologize for your wait at the bar. We strive to provide a consistent product and that includes a level of service that can provide memorable and positive experiences for our team. I will be passing along your comments to the team so that we may grown and produce a stronger product. Thank you for your honest feedback!

Best,
Tabetha
Restaurant Supervisor

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Reviewed July 5, 2014

The atmosphere is the 1st thing you notice. The ambience, lighting, and music definitely put you in a relaxed mood. The waitress was the nicest and most helpful as she pointed out he chef's favorite dishes. Our group of 9 tried 10 different plates. None of them disappointed at all. Everything was outstanding. The ceviche was to die for as were the scallops with bacon and quail. The James Bond named sushi meals were awesome. Come here, come again and experience the best DC has to offer.

Thank Jeff M
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Tabetha Z, Supervisor at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2014

It sounds like we really knocked it out of the park with your experience! Thank you for the awesome words from atmosphere to maki! I look forward to sharing your comments with the team! Hope to see you on your next trip!

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

We liked the upbeat atmosphere. Te Japanese Maki was very good, and it is a little different from the ordinary Japanese food.

Thank pepperpike2013
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Tabetha Z, Supervisor at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2014

Chef Nguyen and her team strive to produce the most inventive and tasty dishes for Zentan, and we love to hear when guests have a fantastic evening thanks to our food! Thanks for the kind words! Look into our exclusive Omakase dining by calling 202.379.4366 for an even elevated unique dining experience.

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Reviewed June 23, 2014

There is great care put into this menu. It is what I would call Asian Fusion with an emphasis on Japanese and sushi. Great care is put into the dishes. If you are a traveler looking to try something new, then this is the place. My 11 year old son, however, could not find his usual favorites and had difficulty with such exotic fare. But for me - I enjoyed the black cod, the beet salad, and the shrimp in a kind of chile sauce. Service is impeccable here. This restaurant is forward-thinking, modern, young, hip. Everything is very fresh, innovative, and seemingly unique to D.C.

Thank Voyager310
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Tabetha Z, Supervisor at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded July 8, 2014

Thank you for your kind words. We work tirelessly to provide attentive and specialized service, and I am thrilled to hear you got just that! Hope to see you and your loved one in again on your next trip into the city!

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