Zenkichi
Japanese small plates & private booths
Japanese · Williamsburg · $$$
The Zagat Review
4.6
Food
4.5
Decor
4.4
Service
 
“Zen is the appropriate word” for this “special” Williamsburg Japanese featuring “peaceful” private cubicles where “mindful” staffers can be summoned with the “press of a button” ; adding to the “romantic” mood is an “excellent” , izakaya-style small-plates menu paired with “top-notch” sakes.
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hours Open Today · 6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
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Monday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Tuesday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Wednesday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Thursday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Friday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
6:00 PM - 12:00 AM
Sunday
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
location 77 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, USA phone +1 718-388-8985 website www.zenkichi.com directions Get Directions
What To Order
Omakase
Maguro carpaccio
Saikyo black cod
Insider Tip
Don’t even think about bringing the kids: No one under 14 is allowed. (Though children are welcome in the adjacent Akariba oyster bar/eatery, where you can order from Zenkichi’s à la carte menu.)
Zagat Mentions of Zenkichi
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4.6
(230)
Had the 8-Course Omakase Late Autumn meal and it was one of the most amazing experiences, every dish was just perfection with seasonal elements on the plate! The char on Grilled black cod and the Roasted and simmered duck breast stood out to me. The silky tofu with mushroom sauce and truffle oil had hidden subtle flavors that were so amazing to reveal! Though the entry door was a bit hard to find, once you are in, the experience here elevates Japanese cuisine to a whole new level. The serving was very professional and well timed. We finished our meal in two hours, on the dot! The private seating makes a very romantic atmosphere, the decor is very Asian and the place is clean. Adjacent to the restaurant is the Sake bar, a must try next time! If I had to say something that I didn't like too much, it would be the Frozen Black Sesame Mousse - it was too strong for my taste! Also, the table itself was a bit dark, as you can see from the pictures. I think a little more lighting may help elevate the decor, so we can appreciate the beautiful plating a bit more.
Mini Lam · December 5, 2017
Amazing Japanese food in a romantic and traditional setting. The miso cod is brilliant, it's practically impossible to order anything bad. A great sake selection as well. Could use a few better desserts but you won't go home hungry.
Chris Cowley · December 9, 2017
I tried to love this place, but I can't. The food truly is great, and well worth the price. But Zenkichi falls short on providing a romantic, intimate dining experience. The servers are too awkward, which makes you feel uncomfortable. The tables are too close and you can hear everything your neighbors are saying. And the lighting and music are not always at the appropriate level and tempo. Zenkichi really could have the whole package. But it doesn't – though I might still go here because the food is so good.
Alexander Kanov · August 24, 2017