Zenkichi

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666 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Japanese
Zenkichi’s mission is to take its guests on a journey to Tokyo — as if they are invited to a night out with Tokyoites.

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!
What 666 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.7
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ANfe
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sehr lecker. Toller Service. Etwas lauter als erwartet.
Kostenintensiv, aber im Rahmen.

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Sopi
1 review
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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VictorR
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 10 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall Good quality but the dieses of the menu are too small. We had to oder al la Carte dishes in top.

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Rohail
Frankfurt Area
3 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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BettinaB
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service2Ambience3

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!!

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ChristianA
1 review
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Bis auf die Jazzmusik und das gewöhnungsbedürftige Fleisch hervorragend.

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Jonas
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stunning interior design, pure Japanese food well presented. The service was very attentive yet discreet.
Felt like a authentic restaurant in Tokyo.

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Anna
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2020
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience5

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.

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RandyT
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful and private place with with great quality of food and attention to the client.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Polite staff nice ambience. Would be perfect for an intimate date night out. Went w a friend to celebrate early bday. :)

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SHFI
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sehr gute authentische japanische Küche. Sake für jeden Geschmack - Sake-Sekt als Aperitif sehr zu empfehlen.

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Yula
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall1Food1Service3Ambience5

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.

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ConradS
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ein wahres kulinarisches, kulturelles Erlebnis. Private Atmosphäre, japanische Gastfreundschaft lassen einen in eine bis dahin unbekannte gastronomische Welt mitten in Berlin eintauchen.

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Bella
London
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and service. One of the best Japanese restaurant in Berlin.

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OpenTable Diner
Zurich
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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 :)

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AndrewR
Mexico City
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everything was wonderful. Delicious food, great service, wonderful ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Indonesia
1 review
Dined on 27 February 2020
Overall3Food2Service5Ambience3

Sehr guter Sake. Aber Essen: Viel teuer im Preis-leistung.

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StefanH
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 25 February 2020
Overall2Food1Service3Ambience4

really nice location, service good, food bad and expansive. sorry, but all four of us have the same opinion

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TimothyK
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Definitely recommend! I’ll come again. Service was great and food even better

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StephanieI
Dusseldorf Area
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Tolles Ambiente! Wirklich beeindruckend! Sehr privat und stylish. Auch das Essen war fantastisch! Gerne wieder!!

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mmende
1 review
Dined on 24 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Authentisch - als Japanreisender, der die gute Küche sucht, kann ich das meines Erachtens behaupten :-)

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Drew
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall4Food3Service2Ambience5

Présentation 10. Flavour 6. Very slow service. But incredible ambiance

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

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.

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vipRoseG
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Loved the ambience and the food was sensational and beautifully presented

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tina
Hamburg Area
1 review
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

...tolles ambiente, tolles essen...service super...., schade das die menues erst ab zwei personen zu ordern sind

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Serata meravigliosa in un luogo senza tempo, cucina tradizionale servita da un cameriere simpaticissimo
Torneremo

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vipAmuseBouche
Berlin
12 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Authentisch japanisch. Essen qualitativ hochwertig. Einziger Negativpunkt: es gibt ausschließlich Sake als Menübegleitung. Alternativ nur Bier, Softgetränke oder Wasser.

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Accountant
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Freundliche Bedienung, sehr gutes Essen, fachlich kompetente Erläuterung

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HeidiS
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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Andreas
1 review
Dined on 19 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience5

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.

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

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!

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OpenTable Diner
Frankfurt Area
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Sehr nette Atmosphäre, toller Service.

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Tina
Melbourne / VIC
1 review
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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Fran92
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice expérience
Exquisite food
We were back in japan Sharing home made recepies by an inspired chef
Will renew the experience

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LittleOne
London
1 review
Dined on 16 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Bigfoot
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Can't go to Japan - but can go here. Loved it. "Gönn' Dir!" as we say in Germany...

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ERoss
Berlin
1 review
Dined on 13 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic atmosphere, great service and very delicious food that’s definitely worth the price!

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OpenTable Diner
Berlin
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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!

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LouisT
London
1 review
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

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.

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Tina
Melbourne / VIC
2 reviews
Dined on 12 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing dishes, unique tastes, outstanding location - a special place for special moments!