As great as the dining is in Washington DC, our restaurant's pure genius

With a combination of Asia and espionage, Zentan is the perfect match to the Donovan House Hotel. Keeping in ties with Donovan's spy theme, its name was inspired by the Mandarin word for detective paying homage to CIA founder, William Donovan. Against a setting of neutral tones accented with vintage antique Chinese mirrors, Zentan earns its keep in a neighborhood known for its eclectic dining venues, on-trend patrons and uniquely designed environs. When you're done dining, hop on the elevator and take it straight to the top and enjoy a cocktail at our DNV Rooftop Lounge. Whether dining for business or pleasure, Zentan located by Thomas Circle, is an excellent choice for any occasion.

Our chef, Jennifer Nguyen, traded her life as financial consultant to follow her love for cooking and has never looked back. Nguyen likes to think outside of the Bento box, take her kushiyaki and sushi, for instance. Naturally, it's sustainable and flown in fresh. But there's always that flavorful surprise that keeps her customers coming back for more. And Nguyen applies her culinary style and sensibility to cuisines from every corner of Asia. Here are a few dishes to whet your appetite: Salade Chinoise or an Asian crudo, Mongolian rack of lamb with a carrot cardamom chutney, caramelized black cod with miso mustard, a side of roasted Soya asparagus. You can see why DC dines at Zentan. A private dining area is available for social and business events.

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Monday - Friday 7:00am - 10:30pm
Saturday - Sunday 8:00am - 11:00am
Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Monday - Friday 3pm - 7pm
Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Friday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Sunday 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Monday - Friday 5:00pm - 1:00am
Saturday - Sunday 7:00pm - 1:00am

  |     |   1155 14th Street NW  |   Washington, D.C 20005  |   Tel: (202) 379-4366