Take a break from festive see-and-be-seen scenes and hide away in the intimate semi-private booth tables. This relaxing setting enables you to concentrate on the food, sake, and your dining companions. Once seated, you can savor Tokyo-style seasonal small plates meant to be shared with the table. Complete your meal with the best selection of premium sake in Berlin.
We do not accommodate pets in the restaurant. All guests must be over the age of 12 to dine.
Please let us know in advance should you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.
We look forward to welcoming you to ZenkichI!
Sehr lecker. Toller Service. Etwas lauter als erwartet.
Kostenintensiv, aber im Rahmen.
Wonderful and very special Restaurant ! Very recommended for an outstanding evening!
I would only suggest to readjust the upper lights, as it is a bit bright directly on the face while sitting.
Thank you very much for the great service!
Overall Good quality but the dieses of the menu are too small. We had to oder al la Carte dishes in top.
Zenkichi is a sweet escape from real life in Berlin to a very authentic Japanese experience.
The dishes and sake were all exquisite.
We were in our own small cubicle and weren’t disturbed by any outside noise at all.
Das Essen war eher mittelmäßig und in jedem Fall sind die Preise selbst für japanische Verhältnisse völlig überzogen. Die Räumlichkeiten sind nett, man hat viel Privatsphäre, dazu dudelt dann aber sehr laut nervige Jazzmusik. Jenseits von Sake sehr dürftiges Getränkeangebot. Sake 0,1 l 18 EUR. Nie wieder!!
Bis auf die Jazzmusik und das gewöhnungsbedürftige Fleisch hervorragend.
Stunning interior design, pure Japanese food well presented. The service was very attentive yet discreet.
Felt like a authentic restaurant in Tokyo.
While it's a very nice location (surprising Japanese style eating area, little séparées made out of bamboo), food was much under expectations. Especially fish quality was not very great. In particular the toro (tuna) was of low quality and not very fresh. Taking the price in account, that was very disappointing. I love Japanese food and enjoyed the setting, but would not go there again.
Wonderful and private place with with great quality of food and attention to the client.
Polite staff nice ambience. Would be perfect for an intimate date night out. Went w a friend to celebrate early bday. :)
Sehr gute authentische japanische Küche. Sake für jeden Geschmack - Sake-Sekt als Aperitif sehr zu empfehlen.
Dining at Zenkichi delivered on both the ambience and self-contained dining experience we’d been led to expect. It was comfortable and intimate, with food impeccably presented. Aside from this we have been left with little to write home about. As a couple presenting as one vegetarian and one non-vegetarian, we were unprepared for the paltry options afforded to plant-based dining by the ala carte menu. Unfortunately to order from any of the set-menus requires a concert of two. We attempted to make do as best we could.
The edamame was agreeable, although to no standard greater than can be achieved at home. The trio of tofu came surprisingly in more of a dessert presentation –blended and sweet– and whilst the creamy texture was not unpleasant, the flavors of each were too heavy-handed to enjoy more than a mouthful of. They therefore played more of a decorative role in our meal. The Walnut Miso Onigiri (colloquially known as rice) came, in accordance with Japanese dining tradition, toward the end of the meal, which meant that the entire plate of sashimi was consumed by one party while the other appraised the half-eaten tofu pensively. Before the sashimi bowed out from the table, however, it had begun its own contributions to the dinner conversation via sharp pains aimed at its unfortunate interlocutor’s abdomen. Nevertheless, we persevered. Whilst the menu had warned the onigiri would be sweet, it seemed to suffer from the same heaviness of hand endured by the tofu, and could be consumed only after a large portion of the flavors present had been removed from the top.
Reluctant to let a few bad dishes stand in the way of our anniversary, we concluded that the table water was of great standard, the soy sauce amicable, and that the heroic presence of the sake had been tantamount to our survival of the ordeal. Ourselves not usually strangers to debate, we have never felt more united in our shared opinion of this particular dining experience, and will not be looking back.
Ein wahres kulinarisches, kulturelles Erlebnis. Private Atmosphäre, japanische Gastfreundschaft lassen einen in eine bis dahin unbekannte gastronomische Welt mitten in Berlin eintauchen.
Great food and service. One of the best Japanese restaurant in Berlin.
Ce fut une très bonne expérience culinaire que je ne peux que recommander à tout amoureux de la cuisine japonaise et des saké. L’expérience vaut le détour :)
Everything was wonderful. Delicious food, great service, wonderful ambiance.
Sehr guter Sake. Aber Essen: Viel teuer im Preis-leistung.
really nice location, service good, food bad and expansive. sorry, but all four of us have the same opinion
Definitely recommend! I’ll come again. Service was great and food even better
Tolles Ambiente! Wirklich beeindruckend! Sehr privat und stylish. Auch das Essen war fantastisch! Gerne wieder!!
Authentisch - als Japanreisender, der die gute Küche sucht, kann ich das meines Erachtens behaupten :-)
Présentation 10. Flavour 6. Very slow service. But incredible ambiance
The whole dining process is very rush. The price doesn’t match with the food flavor and the overall eating experience. They just want customers to eat and leave quickly. As to their food, ingredients are fresh, flavor is good but not impressive enough. You can find substitute at other places. The decoration style is very Japanese and special though.
Loved the ambience and the food was sensational and beautifully presented
...tolles ambiente, tolles essen...service super...., schade das die menues erst ab zwei personen zu ordern sind
Serata meravigliosa in un luogo senza tempo, cucina tradizionale servita da un cameriere simpaticissimo
Authentisch japanisch. Essen qualitativ hochwertig. Einziger Negativpunkt: es gibt ausschließlich Sake als Menübegleitung. Alternativ nur Bier, Softgetränke oder Wasser.
Freundliche Bedienung, sehr gutes Essen, fachlich kompetente Erläuterung
Walking down the stairs and into the restaurant was like leaving Berlin, and arriving in Japan. Everything was outstandingly beautiful, from the private tables to the stone paved walkway and the lavatories. The service was wonderful. We were met by a very friendly, welcoming person - who made us feel really comfortable. We had the Winter Omakase tasting menu, with the sake pairing. It was amazing! We would go back to Berlin just for a visit here!
The ambience was excellent and the service attentive and friendly. The food was delicious, but both my wife and I were disappointed to be leaving hungry after our tasting menus.
For the food they provide it was to expensive!
The portions are really small and there was no specialty in the receipt... average Japanese cuisine but expensive!
Sehr nette Atmosphäre, toller Service.
Es war wie immer ein Fest! As usual, it was absolutely amazing - the desserts are dreamy. Shrimp with Camembert in Tempura.... lecker, lecker, lecker! The service is very caring. I went with my mum. We loved the black sesames icecreme!
We were back in japan Sharing home made recepies by an inspired chef
Will renew the experience
Outstanding experience. We felt welcomed from the beginning and food was amazing. All wishes were taken care off. I can only recommend paying a visit.
Can't go to Japan - but can go here. Loved it. "Gönn' Dir!" as we say in Germany...
Fantastic atmosphere, great service and very delicious food that’s definitely worth the price!
My favorite Japanese restaurant in berlin. So chic and incredible in taste - love it! Especially the hidden seating in separate little rooms is always refreshing!
Two for the set menu last week very cool restaurant and highly attentive staff. Although each course was small there was enough of them that we left full and the sake tasting was enjoyable too. Would return.
Amazing dishes, unique tastes, outstanding location - a special place for special moments!