In America, Japan is thought of as the birthplace of sushi and the country that kind of looks like a shrimp. Learn more about the world with this Groupon.
Choose Between Two Options
- $69 for a three-course chef's tasting menu for two ($120 value)
- $138 for a three-course chef's tasting menu for four ($240 value)
In line with the home-style Japanese cooking philosophy known as washoku, the tasting menu changes seasonally, but each features a salad and two savory courses of seafood, lamb, or chicken. Click here to see what's on the menu for each month.
Zento Contemporary Japanese Cuisine
Zento Contemporary Japanese Cuisine's signature square sushi or peking-duck hand roll pairs well with selections from the sake bar, and the chefs' whimsically flavorful preparations have earned nominations for Best Sushi from CityVoter. The restaurant has also garnered a Zagat rating of 26/30 for its breadth of flavors, which diners can explore as they rest in a space rife with colorful history: the warm walnut accents and handmade leather banquettes are reminiscent of its time as a turn-of-the-century wholesale teahouse, and towering brick walls and love notes written on kites remain from the building’s origin as the house of Benjamin Franklin’s mistress. As eyes ascend toward the ceiling 40 feet overhead, they alight upon a custom-designed, three-tiered chandelier and a two-story feature wall boasting panels whose tooled leather recalls vintage wallpaper designs.