Press and Awards



[Open Table 2016] OpenTable Diners’ Choice Award for Most Romantic Restaurants in the U.S., 2009-2015 (consecutive winner), OpenTable Diners’ Choice February 2016




[Zagat Review 2017]  Food:4.6 | Decor:4.5 | Service:4.4
“Zen is the appropriate word”
for this “special” Williamsburg Japanese featuring “peaceful” private cubicle 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.



[Michelin Guide 2009-2017] “…feels wonderfully cozy and intimate.”
“Return visits are inevitable”
“…exceptional Japanese brasserie in Williamsburg”
“Zenkichi retains plenty of magic.”
“…the omakase is surprisingly well-priced for this neighborhood.”
“Secluded booths offer a sexy vibe for date night.”
Read the full recommendation letter for 2017 here.




TimeOut New York
The whole experience is confounding, in a good way, and in perhaps the most surprising twist, the transporting setting doesn’t outshine the equally enchanting food.




New York Magazine
“Even a basic dish like the grilled rice ball gets carefully worked over… With so many temptations, one surefire solution is the omakase ten-item tasting menu, handpicked by the chef.