Zenkichi

4.6
295 reviews
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€31 to €50
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Japanese
Top tags:
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Authentic
  • Special Occasions
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.

Kindly note that unfortunately we cannot accommodate guests under the age of 12 or pets in the restaurant.

Please let us know in advance should you have any allergies or dietary restrictions.

We look forward to welcoming you to ZenkichI!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Japanese
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Hours of Operation
Hours: Mon - Sun 18:00 ~
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Phone number
030/24630810
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Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress Code
Casual Dress
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Cross Street
Johannisstraße & Friedrichstraße
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Public Transit
nächste Haltestelle: Oranienburger Tor
Additional
Beer, Non-Smoking
What 295 People Are Saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.7
service
4.7
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4.1
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Exczellente Küche, sehr netter und aufmerksamer Service in angenehmer Atmosphäre. Zudem sehr authentische Küche, wie in Japan. Wir kommen auf jeden Fall wieder!

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4.0Dined on 25 July 2018

Sehr ruhige Atmosphäre.
Sehr liebevoll servierte Gerihte.
Ich wünsche mir mehr Auswahl zu Getränke.

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5.0Dined on 22 July 2018

An experience just like you would have in Kyoto: an unnamed door; quiet, private booths, almost secretive; great service. The food was excellent but definitely Kyoto-style, therefore if you're expecting the kind of food you'd see in a 'regular' high-end Japanese restaurant, you might not think the food is as great. Great quality ingredients, prepared simply. Unique experience.

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5.0Dined on 14 July 2018

Si vous recherchez une ambiance japonaise typique. Les prix sont équivalents de ceux en Suisse.

La nourriture était excellente. Nous avons pris différents plats que nous avons partagés.

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5.0Dined on 4 July 2018

Unbelievable restaurant. Beautiful and intimate design, an out of this world and into a Japanese one experience. The whole package has to be experienced to comprehend what an incredible restaurant this is.
The food is also something else, every course telling it's own intricate story and leaving one speechless with admiration. And this is just looking at it. The taste then tells it's own story which I at least am unable to convey. It's fantastic.
Thank you , Zenkichi, for an unforgettable experience.

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2.0Dined on 1 July 2018

Es war eine große Enttäuschung und lässt Zweifel entstehen, ob die gelesenen Bewertungen wirklich echt sind. Wir waren alle nicht entspannt, die Musik passte nicht zum Ambiente, die Bedienung nicht perfekt, das Essen zum Teil nicht hervorragend, der Preis nicht angemessen...
Kein schöner Abend, so wie wir alle es gewünscht hatten!

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5.0Dined on 30 June 2018

Alles top! Domo arigato gozaimas!

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5.0Dined on 27 June 2018

Food to enjoy consciously with sake to round off the experience. The interior is nice, private and cosy. Everything was very good except for other guests who mistook this as an “let’s get drunk on sake and have some snacks” evening. The whole atmosphere radiates quiet, but some people still behaved like they are in a pub. My recommendation: scan your environment as you walk in and ask for another table in the corner if it seems noisy and you enjoy quiet as much as me and my wife.

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5.0Dined on 23 June 2018

Everything is good!

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5.0Dined on 19 June 2018

Etwas ganz Besonderes: Sehr zuvorkommende Bedienung, romantische Nischen mit genügend Privatspäre, authentisches, köstliches und wunderschön angerichtetes Essen für einen besonderen Anlass.

Das einzige, was uns fehlte, war leichtgängige Musik. Die durchgängig gespielte Jazzmusik war uns ein klein wenig zu hektisch.

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5.0Dined on 18 June 2018

Just perfect! Everything fine. Great food, very nice service and cool location!

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4.0Dined on 18 June 2018

Little Japan in the heart of Berlin!
Awesome Sake, the best service, super friendly staff, creative food, terrific jazz music, mind-blowing interior design and tasty Japanese food.
Great experience though the 4-course menu could have been a little bit more. Left a little hungry due to the small portions.

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5.0Dined on 6 June 2018

C’était vraiment excellent et l’ambiance top. Je le conseil, surtout pour une repas en couple

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5.0Dined on 2 June 2018

Super freundliches Personal, sehr sehr bemüht und das Ambiente wie im alten Japan gestaltet. Würde ich immer wieder hingehen, sehr empfehlenswert!

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5.0Dined on 31 May 2018

Ein tolles Erlebnis, geschmacklich wie optisch. Man fühlt sich als wäre man im kleinen Japan.

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Special as always! Food, people and environment...amazing!

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5.0Dined on 27 May 2018

Authentisches tokioter Essen in hoher Qualität.
Umwerfende Sake-Auswahl.
Sehr angenehme Atmosphäre: durch die abgetrennten Sitznischen genießt man eine angenehme Privatsphäre. Perfekt für einen besonderen Abend zu zweit!

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5.0Dined on 26 May 2018

Phantastisch, unberscheiblich schön...
Uns fehlen die Worte

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4.0Dined on 25 May 2018

Uns hatte das Restaurant sehr gut gefallen, wobei es schon recht teuer ist und man mit großem Hunger eher an einen anderen Ort pilgern sollte. Man sitzt in kleinen Kabinen zusammen und ist von den Nachbar absolut abgeschirmt. Am Tisch liegen kleine "Fernbedienungen" mit denen man die Kellner bei Bedarf rufen kann. Uns hatte allen das Essen sehr gut geschmeckt. Werden da sicher so bald wie möglich wieder hinkommen.

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5.0Dined on 24 May 2018

Das Zenkichi ist ein besonderes Erlebnis. Das Ambiente, der Service & das Essen sind ausgezeichnet, wir kommen sehr gerne wieder vorbei.

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5.0Dined on 23 May 2018

Wirklich eine tolle Erfahrung. Richtig gutes japanisches Essen, tolles Ambiente (man merkt wirklich nicht, dass man im Keller ist) und eine unglaubliche Sake Auswahl

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5.0Dined on 18 May 2018

Wer jemals in Japan war, wird bestätigen, daß man im Zenkichi seinen Sehnsüchten, dorthin wieder zurückzukehren, sehr nahe kommt.

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Excellent restaurant. Feeling to be in Japan. Not a Japanese restaurant like we often find, this one is very special, very authentic and well-done. Gourmet Japanese Restaurant with great food and amazing service.

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5.0Dined on 13 May 2018

Absolutely exquisite food and service and the best sake I have ever had. We are still talking about it. Will definitely visit again.

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4.0Dined on 12 May 2018

Ich habe mit meiner Frau eine super gute Zeit nach dem Theaterbesuch bei Zenkichi" gehabt.
8-gang Menü haben wir gewählt, und konnten authentische japanische köstliche Speise mit "Omotenashi-Service" genießen. Es gibt auch eine Möglichkeit für Gäste um "Sake Pairing"
für jeden Gang zu bitten. Einziges Problem für uns war die ein bisschen zu schwäche Beleuchtung, aber ist das eine Geschmackssache.

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5.0Dined on 11 May 2018

I went with my girlfriend to celebrate a special occasion and we were blown away by Zenkichi! We both had the pescatarian 8 course tasting-menu and the food was fantastic. You get your own little both which is very cozy and private and the service is just perfect. I would recommend this to anyone who are looking for a great food experience and want to treat themselves to something nicer without being completely broke afterwards.

We will be back!

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5.0Dined on 8 May 2018

Excellent restaurant. We took the full Omakase menu and it was blasting. Amazing experience and service.

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5.0Dined on 5 May 2018

Great experience. Can definitely recommend the Sake Pairing - really the highlight for me personally. That being said, the omakase was superb, with every course being as delicious as the next. The wait staff were very polite, subtle and had great timing. Really nice evening - a good place for conversation and spoiling yourself. I enjoyed the privacy of the booths - felt like a secret evening. 10/10

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5.0Dined on 4 May 2018

Each table has a little curtain that makes you feel all the restaurant is yours. The food is wonderful and delicious, particularly recommended the tasting menu.

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5.0Dined on 30 April 2018

Sehr stilvolles Restaurant mit japanischer Atmosphäre. Beeinruckende Sake-Auswahl, aber leider keine Weine. für Nicht-Sake-Trinker etwas schwierig.

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5.0Dined on 30 April 2018

Excellent, authentisch und sehr gesundes Essen! Sehr empfehlenswert!

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5.0Dined on 30 April 2018

From the moment you enter Zenkichi, you're enchanted by the candles and good scents in the air, and then you're led to a comfortable private booth. We had the tofu-trio as a starter and that was a very good idea- I have never had such incredibly delicious tofu (walnut, sesame, and classic). The 4-course Spring Omikase menu was sensational. The raw tasting course was mind-blowingly good. We also had excellent sake and enjoyed the little description cards which came with each sake selection. The attentive wait-staff made us feel relaxed and welcome. The atmosphere of Zenkichi is unlike anything else in Berlin and you should come here for your special occasions if you want a calming and satisfying culinary experience.

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4.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Siamo stati molto molto bene. Servizio impeccabile, buona qualità.

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5.0Dined on 28 April 2018

Sehr zu empfehlen sofern man moderne japanische Küche mag.

Insgesamt ein tolles Essen!!!!

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Zenkichi presented excellent quality and authentic japanese food in a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Recommended highly.

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5.0Dined on 27 April 2018

Das Restaurant bietet eine sehr besondere und authentische Athmosphere. Es ist wie in Tokyo. Sehr originell und angenehm. Das ist ist ausgezeichnet. Wir haben das 4 Gänge Menü genommen und es war alles sehr gut. Auch der Service war freundlich und schnell. Ich würde es immer empfehlen.

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4.0Dined on 23 April 2018

Ein super schöner Abend. Nur die laute Jazz Musik passte irgendwie gar nicht dazu.

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4.0Dined on 22 April 2018

Not a usual restaurant...Japanese style with separated little spaces with absolute privacy. The food was at the same level...without imperfections. For drink sake or Japanese beer. It’s not a place for sushi...

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5.0Dined on 22 April 2018

Immer wieder perfekt!

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5.0Dined on 18 April 2018

Japanisch, excellentes Essen, Große Sake Auswahl, keine Weine, 8 Gänge Menü ein MUSS, fantastisches Ambiente und Service

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