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Zentan Restaurant Review - Washington DC

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Zentan Restaurant Review - Washington DC
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Zentan Restaurant in Washington DC offers global Asian cuisine in a romantic atmosphere. The food is excellent and there's a nice variety of dishes. The casual rooftop outdoor lounge offers a great place to enjoy dining in the fresh air during the warmer months of the year.


  • Excellent and creative cuisine, nicely presented
  • Elegant setting, romantic lighting
  • Extensive sake and wine list


  • Open for Dinner Only, Closed Sundays


  • Address: 1155 14th Street NW, Washington, DC
  • Phone: (202) 379-4366
  • Hours: Mon-Thurs 5:30–10:30pm, Fri-Sat 5:30–11:30pm, Closed Sunday
  • Closest Metro: McPherson Square
  • Price Range: Sushi and Sashimi $3-5, Signature rolls $7-18, Starters $7-16, Entrees $19- $38
  • Valet Parking: $10

Guide Review - Zentan Restaurant Review - Washington DC

Located in the Donavon House, a chic boutique-style hotel on Thomas Circle in Washington, DC, the Zentan Restaurant features a creative menu of global Asian cuisine. The Singapore Slaw with salted plum dressing is outstanding. The dish is a very large portion and includes 19 ingredients including a generous amount of sashimi. Other highly recommended dishes are the Seared Diver Scallops with Chinese Sausage and the Szechwan Style Duck. The menu also includes a wide selection of Asian crudos, sushi, and sashimi.

The decor is modern and cozy with romantic candlelight lighting. The dining room seats 70 including three six-seat communal tables and the 18-seat bar. A semi-private dining room can host 40 to 45. The exclusive rooftop pool bar, ADC (Above DC) can accommodate 100.

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Reviewed November 2010 - Prices are subject to change

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