excellent kaiseki cuisine
every bite was delicious and delicate. service was attentive and sweet. highly recommended.
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great new spot
Located in the old Kajitsu location, Chef Tomita serves an amazing kappo ryori. They only just opened in July, so it's still pretty under the radar. I highly recommend you go.
9/18/2013 5:00:00 PM
Super high quality food
Authentic and extremely fres Japanese food. Great experience. Highly recommend sitting at the chef's counter to watch him in action.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Cagen exceeded all of our expectations. We sat at the bar and chose the more extensive omakase. Course after course was a revelation. ToshiO the chef was behind the counter and he explained every dish in detail. Truly a memorable night and can't wait to again.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Went there for my wife's birthday. In short: the food is divine, the decor looks cheap and simple, service is great, and prices are very high. The bill for 2 was $500, granted we had pretty much everything. Good to check out once on a special occasion, but not a regular hangout.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful anniversary dinner
We passed on sitting at our own table in favor of sitting at the counter. The food was fantastic and watching the chef prepare everything was a real treat.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
This small East Village Japanese restaurant is a welcome addition to New York. Sit at the bar an have the seven course tasting menu. It is worth it.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
One of the best dining experiences ever. Expensive, but save trip to Tokyo and the for restuarants you would have to visit to have sushi, sashimi, soba, and fusion.
Will be back.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
Subtle Japanese cuisine at its best
Don't expect the flash and sizzle (food equivalent of sturm und drang?) and odd combinations of Nobu, Morimoto, et alia. Instead, great and elemental purity and integrity of ingredients, technique and presentation and a resonant, harmonious approach to the entire meal. Absolutely the best Japanese restaurant in NYC - all the competition notwithstanding. Besides that, some unusual and delicious types of fish (sourced direct from Japan) not previously encountered, incredible soba noodles made from buckwheat flour hand ground by the chef, and a special nori with a delicious, unique flavor.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM