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Berliner Morgenpost

"Motoko Watanabe, owner of the Zenkichi, commutes between Tokyo, Berlin and New York. Now she is presenting her delicacies."

Berliner zeitung

"The ZENKICHI takes you on a journey through traditional japan"

Die Feinschmecker

"Motoko and Soichiro Watanabe see themselves as mediators of Japanese food culture at the Zenkichi in Berlin.”

"SAKE - Brewed like in beer, enjoyed like a wine - the production of sake, Sake is the Japanese rice wine is not only a millennia-old art but also a philosophy"


"Zenkichi is the 'go to place' during fashion week Berlin!".


"Short vacation in Tokyo and the best therapy against wanderlust".

travel and leisure

"Brooklyn in Berlin : Eating and cooking
in New York City’s Sixth Borough”.

Stern Magazin

"Some guests come to us and confirm that it is like in Japan".

michelin guide

"...Call the friendly service...Beautiful Sake selection."


"Omakase menu would be best to eat forwards backwards and then again in a strip loop that eliminates time structure"

Essen & Trinken

"Sake is always brewed from rice, but it is very versatile.."

 "More than soy quark with sauce three Berlin restaurants show what you can make from tofu"

Essen & Trinken

"With the same connoisseurship and attention to detail as for her restaurants, [Motoko Watanabe] tours small sake breweries in Japan and selects hand-picked sake to import directly."

Berliner Morgenpost

"The "Zenkichi" is as authentically Japanese as one could possibly wish for."