Opened in November 2006 by a homesick Tokyo-native, Zenkichi is a modern Japanese brasserie with an authentic dining experience of popular Tokyo establishments.

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 Japanese food, sake, and your dining companions. Once seated, you can savor Japanese seasonal small plates meant to be shared with the table. Complete your meal with the best selection of premium sake. You will taste the difference!




Zenkichi invites you to explore Japanese cuisine beyond sushi and yakitori. Our specialty is Tokyo-style seasonal small plates, for sharing and pairing with sake. Savor the dishes popular among Tokyoites, and enjoy the harmony of subtle & bold flavors.

The most emphasis is placed on the Omakase(chef’s tasting menu), which changes every 5 weeks to showcase the best domestic and imported fish and vegetables of the season. Small plate a la carte menu is also available and changes every 3 months.

Check out our menu and photo gallery to take a peek at what we offer.



Sake is our passion and we serve only the best.

At Zenkichi, we specialize in Junmai (pure-rice), all-natural premium sakes made exclusively with rice, water and koji (rice yeast), completely free of additives. You will taste the difference!

We offer extensive selection of over 30 kinds of premium sake from many regions of Japan – from popular, seasonal, to rare and limited production bottles.Our servers receive regular training and will not recommend anything they have not tasted themselves.




Interior Concept

Majority of our seating takes a style of intimate semi-private booth table popular in Tokyo. Most diners in Japan prefer quiet hide-away feel to festive see-and-be-seen scenes, as this relaxing setting enables them to concentrate on the food, sake, and their dining companions.

Whilst many of our booth tables are for twosomes and small groups larger groups of up to 12 guests can be accommodated at one table. Please call 718.388.8985 for further information.