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Zentan - CLOSED

1155 14th St NW, Donovan House, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
+1 202-379-4366
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Overview
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average12%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“sushi” (123 reviews)
“dragon roll” (5 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
CUISINES
Sushi, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
€€ - €€€
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Service
Food
Value
Atmosphere
LOCATION
1155 14th St NW, Donovan House, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
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1 - 10 of 442 reviews

Reviewed 27 June 2018

What a find in DC! Small plates to share, each creatively flavored and fresh...try the brussel sprouts, garlic edamame, sushi, asparagus, gyoza....it goes on and on and each dish is like discovering a new flavor. Our server was delightful, attentive and just plain nice!

Thank Kay K
Daniel T, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 30 June 2018

So glad you could join us in our final days!

Reviewed 17 June 2018

This restaurant is located in the lobby of the Kimpton Donovan Hotel, which we were staying in. Our family stopped in for breakfast twice. They were very accommodating when we asked to split a dish for our kids. They even made the eggs cooked to...More

Thank lpm8934
Daniel T, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Cold coffee- no way! Unless its on ice. Glad the team could fix that on the double. Thanks for joing us with the whole fam!

Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

We visited Zentan for my daughters birthday. We had edamame, miso soup, 4 rolls and 2 appetizers. The food was definitely very tasty, but not the best we’ve had. Good flavors and the waitress went over and beyond to make my daughters birthday special. Nice...More

Thank flastatebucs
Daniel T, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

So glad you chose us to celebrate with. Sent one more Happy Birthday her way for me.

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Dinner at Zentan was amazing! I sat at the bar for dinner and a drink. The atmosphere was cool, the bartender super nice. I can’t tell you enough how delicious their peas and sprouts were!!!! Their chicken and sushi was really good too but I’ve...More

Thank bkl593
Daniel T, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

If I could cook as well as chef I would get way more greens in. The brussels are a favorite around here. Thanks for stopping in.

Reviewed 30 April 2018

We ate here a couple of times while staying at The Donovan. Good selection of sushi and sashimi. Good, knowledgable service. Bar service good as well.

Thank dresf
Daniel T, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Hope you enjoyed your stay in DC. Thank you for joining us.

Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

Arrived for late dinner about an hour before closing. A very nice setting and good service on a menu based on small plates service. Good selection of fusion-like foods - had a steak skewer, a lamb chop and a fire dragon roll. All pretty good...More

Thank Maxim B
Daniel T, Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2018

Guess you got the tour of the menu. I always try to get some sushi and a few izakaya dishes. I'll lokk into some pricing with chef. Thanks again for the feedback.

Reviewed 4 April 2018

The drinks and food at the bar are great and happy hour goes til 7. The spicy tuna chips were so good I ordered another.

Thank frmjersey
Mariah H, Private Dining Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thanks so much for your kind remarks – they’ll be shared with our culinary team. We hope you'll join us again soon!

Reviewed 31 March 2018

Like other Kimpton associated restaurants, this eatery meets the mark. Zentan has a $19 lunch with a starter, main, and non-alcoholic beverage of choice. The lunch menu features decent sushi rolls and udon, ramen, and rice bowls. You can also enjoy a variety bento boxes....More

Thank worktotravel14
Mariah H, Private Dining Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 2 April 2018

Thanks so much for sharing your experience with Zentan. We truly appreciate your kind words. Our 2-Course Pre-Fixe Lunch Menu is probably one of the best kept secrets in DC - we are glad that you enjoyed it! Please join us again sometime soon! Cheers,...More

Reviewed 18 March 2018

We didn't have time to hit the restaurant, but the great part is that the room service menu is from Zentan!More

Thank Danay E
Mariah H, Private Dining Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 22 March 2018

Thank you so much for sharing this review about Zentan's In-Room Dining menu for the Donovan Hotel. We rarely receive reviews for our In-Room Dining services so it is wonderful to hear your kind words. We hope you'll join us in the restaurant next to...More

Reviewed 2 March 2018 via mobile

This is a high end sushi restaurant. The menu is varied and let’s you take your meal in different directions. I had the miso soup which was rich and wonderful. Much more umami than you typically get in an appetizer. I followed this with the...More

Thank HokieJAC
Mariah H, Private Events Manager at Zentan, responded to this reviewResponded 5 March 2018

Your feedback regarding service is so helpful. We took it to heart and we’re working tirelessly to review service steps with our teammates. Come back soon and let us know how we did. Cheers, Mariah Howes Private Events Manager Zentan Restaurant

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1155 14th St NW, Donovan House, Washington DC, DC 20005-4111
    (Thoms Circle)
  • Public Transportation: McPherson Square/Farragut North
  • Location: United States  >  District of Columbia (DC)  >  Washington DC>  > Downtown / Chinatown
  • Neighbourhood: 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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