Kajitsu

4.7
1058 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
Kajitsu serves Shojin cuisine--Temple Kaiseki which is vegan a traditional Japanese culinary practice that is the very origin of Japanese cuisine. Please allow 2 - 3 hours for dining. All of our dishes are prepared from fresh, seasonal vegetables, legumes, wild herbs, seeds and grains, chosen at the moment in the season that best reflects their flavor. At Kajitsu we make our delicious and wholesome dishes from high-quality ingredients prepared with traditional Japanese culinary techniques.
*Kajitsu policy states that each guest that is seated at a table/counter is required to order one full course menu. Please notify us in advance if any children will be joining your dinner party.
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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

久しぶりのKajitsu 、全く期待通りの いやそれ以上の美味しさでした。
静かでゆっくり食事も会話も楽しめました。御馳走さまでした。

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vipRich
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is clean and fresh, and all Staff is very kind.
and it is a great food menu for gourmets who do not enjoy meat. and I hope you enjoy the monthly OMAKASE which is prepared differently every month. I look forward to another OMAKASE next month.

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MakiY
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of my favorite restaurant! Dining here makes me so happy!

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vipAnonymous
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding attention to flavors, detail, presentation and service

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vipLuvToDineNY
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Going to Kajitsu is a treat. The food was prepared with the best quality of ingredients and care. The service is top notch I can’t wait to go again.

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vipShazz
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best Japanese restaurants in the United States, and the best place in New York City to get a vegetarian meal. Everything is perfect, from the taste of the food to its presentation to the service, both solicitous and unobtrusive. It's not cheap but it's good value -- you will leave feeling completely nourished in every way.

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Chraline
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very beautiful and thoughtful dining experience. It did take 3 hours, so be prepared.

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MeganA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent experience, unique dishes, wonderful staff.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing culinary experience!

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CoryM
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I am not exaggerating when I say that this was the best food I have ever eaten in my entire life. I will never forget this meal.

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Yoko
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Omakase course was an excellent, very authentic Japanese chakaiseki. Not just the dishes but also the delicate service and ambiance gave us a special experience where we felt like we were back to Japan. The quality is such a highly sophisticated level that we wouldn’t easily find this kind of restaurant even in Japan. Absolutely worth more than the price, for such an experience in NYC, especially when it is not easy to travel.

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paula
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing food and excellent service. I think ambience would benefit from some quite music

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LorraineM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The restaurant doesn't play music just like any traditional Japanese restaurant. It has such an intimate vibe. They change their menu every month. Our server recommended April, June & October as the best months. I will definitely come back here!!!

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ArtistStan
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kajitsu is a gem of a restaurant. There is such care in each dish and there are so many! I love how a dinner is easily 2.5 hrs of fine dining as part of a joyful time with whomever you're with within an elegant environment. This is the one and only restautant I wil pay premium dollar for because it is worth every cent. I pray that it stays prosperous even in the time of COVID and i will definitely be back.

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vipExceptional
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant! The food is delicious and the ambiance great! I will definitely go back.

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SamaraS
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible. Dessert courses were absolutely disappointing.

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Adam
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely spectacular time at Kajitsu. We particularly appreciated the autumnal themes. For example, one dish in particular was plated with an arrangement of colorful fall foliage. This put an involuntary smile on my face that did not fade for quite some time. The flavors were largely subtle, but delicious. All in all, we had a most memorable evening at Kajitsu.

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CalW
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never experienced anything like that. SO good!

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vipRWonder
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and services in the safe and clean indoor environments.

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vipSakshiN
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

It was a good experience

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AramD
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved every minute of this restaurant. The food was like artwork, highly delicious and celebratory of every single ingredient that was inside each meal. Such meticulous care thought was put into it.

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vipdmiller204
New England
46 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exceptional vegetarian omikase meal. Was interested to see if it could be done and it was. Very well. Recommend it highly for the experience and the food. Be forewarned on expense. At least $400 for two. So, again, you do it for the experience, not everyday dining. Service was very good w explanations on all the courses and sake samplings. Dining room small and austere w a ‘Japanese design vibe.’ That part could use some work but was still additive not distractive to the experience. Thumbs-up

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall1food1service4ambience4

Food was terrible. Very bland and some courses were off putting and inedible. Not worth the $510 we spent for 2 people.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Spectacular!

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HungryR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, a soulful artistic and reflective experience for a special occasion or incredibly elegant and peaceful evening .

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Richard
Baltimore
6 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very imaginative, elegantly served, 12 course Japanese omakase meal. For NYC, a bargain.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really unique and inspiring vegan cuisine! 👌

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredibly delicious. Service was fantastic. Beautiful experience.

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VDay
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We appreciated the overall ambience of the restaurant. It was calm and serene, as opposed to most rowdy/noisy spots. Service was exceptional from the point of reservation on. Staff was considerate about carefully noting allergies, and adjusted the menu accordingly. The variety and presentation of all the dishes was impressive. We went here for Valentine's, and I would recommend to others; however, I probably wouldn't recommend to non-vegans, as the cuisine is specifically tailored to that crowd. Otherwise, it was really a unique and enjoyable experience.

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Bren
Manitoba
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My partner and I came here for our anniversary and enjoyed an excellent 10 course meal. The food and the service were exceptional. Unfortunately we were pressed for time towards the end of the meal and needed to rush out which felt unfair to the staff. They were very accommodating and treated us very well.

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Ciggy
Seattle
1 review
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The first word that comes to mind is "exquisite". The creativity and execution of the chef is hard to describe. Each course brought a new taste and visual surprise and was described in detail by our server. My dining companion and I each did the sake pairing which was also a new experience since we do not know sake. It was a good way to learn but I will probably not do that on my next visit. Amazing in every way!!

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ChandrashekarV
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

While the food was good, our experience was average at best. I would recommend it for for the food if you are looking for a very different flavor profile.

Not the ambience. The table next to us had a group who we’re having a good time. The tables were close to each other and there was no noise absorption. This led to them sounding loud. And we were stuck for over 2.5h with them next to us.

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MelissaD
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Exquisite experience. One of the most spectacular dining experiences I've ever had.

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MichaelA
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food in a serene atmosphere. Great for vegans

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Rose
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kajitsu provides an unparalleled experience in Shojin cuisine and dining. The food was plated and prepared with exactness, and the staff was knowledgeable when we asked questions and informative when we were not asking. Delicious courses, gorgeous presentation and peaceful ambiance. This was a "Once in a Lifetime" experience for us, and we were delighted to have the opportunity to dine at Kajitsu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, ingredients, presentation and ambiance. A bit steep in price, but a truly exceptional experience. Highly recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed me

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BKbite
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An exquisite experience of Shojin Ryori. Bringing out the best in each vegetable with care, every dish is magical. From the taste to presentation, Kajitsu is wonderful. "Vegan" has a reputation for using a lot of processed items to make them taste or feel like meat, or a lot of dishes are fried. Kajitsu is not that at all, it is about using fresh vegetables and making them come alive. Whatever your dietary desires, Kajitsu is a must for every eater.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience3

The service was outstanding. Nice vegan dishes with sesame and yuzi flavors. No garlic; no onions. I love it. The garlic and onion smell stink, in my personal opinion. This restaurant is full of pleasant and sweet aroma from their sesame and yuzi ingredients.The deco is low key without unnecessary flashy decorations. A Japanese girl, probably a chef, came out and bowed afterwards which was really touching. It was just that one waiter probably didn’t realize he was so loud when he was introducing courses to each table. During the dine duration of over an hour the whole small restaurant was lingering with his continuous repetitive loud introduction to different customers. That being said, it was a great experience to try Japanese shojin cuisine in NYC.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A unique experience having a meal for 3 hours. Food is exquisite and sake pairings were well chosen. Overall satisfied with the experience.

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Kajitsu is rated 4.7 stars by 1058 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.