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Hakubai - The Kitano
Hakubai - The Kitano

Hakubai - The Kitano Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.kitano.com
  • Email: hakubai@kitano.com
  • Phone: (212) 885-7111
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: 11:45am - 2:30pm(Closed Lunch on Sat & Sun); Dinner: 6:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi
  • Executive Chef: Yukihiro Sato
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 38th
  • Public Transit: 4,5,6,7,S at Grand Central - 42nd St.
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Hakubai - The Kitano
Hakubai Japanese Restaurant, you don’t have to fly to Japan to enjoy the finest in Japanese cuisine. The unique Kaiseki cuisine of the Hakubai Japanese Restaurant has been described by the New York Times as “rarefied” and “excellent.”
Kaiseki is a distinctive and delicate cuisine with roots in Zen Buddhism and the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. The multi-course dinner is served on an exquisite array of porcelain, pottery and lacquer dishware at carefully timed intervals.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We are the lovers of Japanese food and it was one of the best food that we have ever ate! The service was great too! I highly recommend this place to anyone who really knows the Japanese food for their special occasion. "
    Dined on 4/19/2014
  • "I am certainly no expert. Th food was savoury and interesting, new tastes. Very attentive service from the benevolent staff."
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "The service was very good. Very courteous. Food was nice. Small dishes was fun & pretty. When we went there at 1:15pm, their business lunch set was sold out. Went for lunch with my sister-in-law & she loves the place. Going back there for dinner again this Saturday. I wish there's more offer at Travelzoo website. Only comes out once in a long time. Wondering whether there are any other website that carries this restaurants offer. If they do, please let me know. We love this place."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "I got to the restaurant but was offered a really bad table and the enviroment wasn't pleasant. Therefore due to these two problems I didn't got to eat in the restaurant. I really hope next time I get a better service if there is another. However it's good to clarify that open table's service were very helpful and the bad experience had nothing to do with it."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The spicy tuna rice bowl was a total disappointment. It was not spicy, was simply too salty (soy sauce salty). Too bad because all the rest was very nice."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Absolutely lovely restaurant, service and amazing food. I recommend this highly."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "This place is the one that we Japanese does not have to worry or wonder.... IT is true Japanese food, everything is so Japanese, we do not have to think twice to order. Real food! love it"
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "This location offers Japanese haute cuisine. Best experience I have had outside of Japan. True Japanese sensibility with inventive and creative dishes. Fantastic doufu. Beautiful presentation and delicate favors. Highly recommend for someone who wants a special Japanese food experience, not an American Japanese food experience."
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "We can eat more delicious Japanese cuisine here in Hakubai than at other restaurants in Japan.."
    Dined on 12/5/2013
  • "The restaurant was fairly empty on a Saturday night. They chose to spread the few diners among several rooms. So it was uncomfortably quiet. The sushi rolls were good. But the cooked options on the menu were odd and mostly very expensive, perhaps these were choices Japanese travelers might find comfortable, but it was not what a New Yorker is used to. Overall, an uncomfortable experience."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I'm sure the food would've been good but the restaurant has no scene at all except for travelers staying at the hotel. We were bored listening to the conversation of the people next to us and decided to get up and go."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "We thought they provide nice Japanese services...but not real Japanese services...they wear Kimono only. My American friend is coming next week, however I wont take him to HAKUBAI, maybe take different Japanese restaurant. I heard many Japanese celebrities stay there, but I dont think restaurant is good as hotel."
    Dined on 12/3/2013
  • "My husband and I flew in from Charlotte, NC area to just experience this dining "Kaiseki Ryori." And it was well worth the experience. Each delicacy was made in the way that only the artisan could arrange and each was prepared exquisitely and delicious. The service was also excellent."
    Dined on 11/5/2013
  • "You can spend a lot or not. Individual pieces are not expensive."
    Dined on 10/29/2013
  • "nice restaurant, very quiet, and the food was excellent. The service was perfect. Not a cheap restaurant but a good one !! Then you can go and listen jazz music upstairs."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "they serve real japanese food, taste and feel like in Japan. I do not have to doubt about any dish"
    Dined on 10/26/2013