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Kajitsu

4.8
822 reviews
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$50 and over
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Japanese
Top Tags:
  • Vegan
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Special Occasion
Kajitsu serves Shojin cuisine--vegan Kaiseki, a traditional Japanese culinary practice that is the very origin of Japanese cuisine. 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. Please allow 2 - 3 hours for dining.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Vegetarian / Vegan, Bottle Service
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm (last order)
(Closed on Mondays)

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Phone number
(212) 228-4873
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Hiroki Abe
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Private party facilities
Please call the restaurant for a large party ( 7 people and up)
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Private party contact
kajitsukokage@gmail.com: (212) 228-4873
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between Park and Lexington on 39th Street
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Public transit
42nd St. Grand Central Station (4,5,6,7,S)
42nd St. Bryant Park (B,D,F,M)
Additional
Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking, Wine

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mother’s Day with family and friends at Kajitsu.

We will have only the Omakase menu for Mother's Day and we will be offering a special dessert and a special gift.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 822 People Are Saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.8
service
4.7
ambience
4.2
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

A seasonal menu that you can’t miss with bamboo shoots from Kyoto. Also the Sakura mochi. Suggest to go with the omakase menu to get the full experience.

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Beautiful, elegant food, expertly paced, with friendly but very professional service.

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Birthday celebration and they made it feel great. Service was very nice. The wait staff needs to speak up just a bit I found it hard to hear what the dishes were so I had to keep asking additional questions about the food. It didn’t stop me from enjoying though

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great experience. Excellent food. They talk you through all the courses and the service is pretty fast. The 8 course pre fixed menu will take about 2 hours and it's reservation only.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Beautiful food nice service we enjoy the dining here

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Kajitsu offers a remarkable vegan omakase. No animal products at all. Such an amazing experience from the firsr course to the last. Definitely would come back.

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5.0Dined on March 23, 2018

Each dish was beautifully put together and there was not a single thing that we did not enjoy. It was clear the chef put a lot of effort into every dish and there were a variety of drinks to suit everyone. You pay for the quality of the food but I must say that were very satisfied after the many many courses!

The waitresses were very knowledgeable and on hand right away on any questions or further drinks orders that we needed. The dishes were served very quickly which was good as there was a lot of courses to get through.

The restaurant was very minimalist and no music but there are only a number of tables and very spaced out which meant dining felt private.

Overall we had a wonderful experience and really glad we tried this place during our trip to NYC. We would return to NYC just to try Kajitsu again!

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Kajitsu is a one of the best restaurants I have been to in a long time. Service was impeccable and the food prepared in the most meticulous ways. This is a place that once discovered will be on the tip of every diner's tongue.

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5.0Dined on March 5, 2018

Excellent food and topnotch service. The pacing of the courses was a little too fast on the night of our visit.

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5.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Beautiful service, environment & food is nicely put together. Although it is a luxurious experience, we did not perceive the food as being worth the price.

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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

Everything was gorgeous and authentic Japanese, from the lovely dishware and serving platters to the incredible food to the sake. The waitstaff was wonderful. Perfect for a special occasion. Highly recommend the Omakase menu.

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2.0Dined on March 2, 2018

My gf is vegetarian so I was super excited to have her try an authentic vegetarian omakase. We both left pretty disappointed after shelling out $350. The experience of an omakase was great but the food was subpar and out hot courses were lukewarm/cold. May be it was an off day for them, but if I’m shelling out that kind of money I want to leave throughly satisfied with the food which was no where near the case.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

There are 2 sections to this restaurant. On the main level is a-la-carte dining whilst the 2nd level is a strictly vegetarian omakase style dining with no meat nor fish. Food was exquisitely prepared & very different in our dining experience. It was a very unique experience!

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Unlike any restaurant dining experience I've ever had. Dinner was more in line with a meditation session or tea ceremony. In fact, I suggest meditating before coming here in order to quiet your palate to better appreciate the spirit of the food. I look forward to bringing my tea monk friend here next time he visits.

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2.0Dined on February 19, 2018

I was looking forward to experience Shojin cooking so we ordered the Omakase. Overall the food and service were just okay and not worth the high cost of the meal.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

It's the best vegetarian food I've ever had. Also, I do appreciate how quiet the atmosphere was.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent taste and service. They do provide real Japanese food and service. Highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Exceptional experience !!!
Highly recommended!!!
Amazing place, high quality, high service, unique, elegant, chic, quiet !!!
A must go if you want to experience some Japanese food.

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5.0Dined on January 24, 2018

Everything at this restaurant is delicious. Keep in mind that the menu changes due to seasonal ingredients and everything comes in a set menu. There are two kinds of sets: Hana and Omakase. I would suggest going for the Hana set because it will give you less food whereas for the Omakase, the set is the same as Hana, but a few dishes more. Highly recommended!

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5.0Dined on January 18, 2018

It was fantastic!

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5.0Dined on January 17, 2018

This was an unbelievable dining experience worth every penny. Delicious, exotic, unfamiliar flavors. Stellar presentation and service. What they offer is very unique very special. Without a doubt the best vegan food I've eaten in my life.

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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

Eclectic outstanding cuisine in a quiet beautiful setting served with excellent service.

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5.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Great as always was a New Years experience with New Years black bean.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Great seasonal food cooked to perfection and with attention to detail. Always a wonderful experience dining there.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

One of my very favorite Vegan restaurants in NYC. A must try for special occasions and when you wanted to spoil yourself, a date or significant other!!

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

This is vegan paradise. The food is wonderful, even for a confirmed steak and potatoes type such as myself. Their are two tasting menus, I strongly advise getting the six course not the ten course option. The additional courses are extra desserts and an overly filling rice course, you'll be full after six courses.

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2.0Dined on December 19, 2017

This place is lost on me - we did the $125 10 course menu and I can honestly say only two courses tasted of anything. Bland and boring. The acoustics upstairs are also awful - we were sat next to a loud table and couldn’t hear ourselves think. Waste of time and money. The staff however are lovely and very attentive

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5.0Dined on December 16, 2017

Dazzling array of vegan dishes, each so complex and carefully prepared, so delicious and special. Loved the handmade pottery and little flavored tea to start. A beautiful dinner. Ambiance might be slightly too minimalist- one or two more decorations ?

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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

Beautiful and delicious food, perfectly clean and good for vegans! loved it!

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5.0Dined on December 9, 2017

Beautiful experience, beautiful food, beautiful service, in a beautiful place.

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1.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Food is gimmicky; nothing to recommend about it.
A new chef would help a lot.

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Unbeatable food, serene zen environment, incredible service!

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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

My niece's dietary choice is to be Vegan so I took her here on our New York trip. It was a wonderful experience for us both.

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5.0Dined on November 28, 2017

It is a very special place to have vegan meal and Japanese specialties. We love this restaurant. Have brought non vegetarians that love the restaurant.

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Second time here and gonna check this place every season. Fantastic service and food.

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5.0Dined on November 21, 2017

Incredibly traditional Buddhist monk inspired cuisine. Shojin Ryouri is heightened to another level of class and delicacy.

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2017

Kajitsu is unlike any other restaurant. It is unique in that the menu is changed monthly and prepared in accordance with the season and Japanese monk principles. The food is a work of art visually - like nothing you've seen before. The food tastes amazing. Do not let the small servings fool you because there are so many courses in the preset menu that you will be very full. The service is impeccable - respectful, polite, patient yet efficient. I highly recommend Kajitsu, especially when you need a special moment for yourself or with others.

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2.0Dined on November 5, 2017

For me too much food and I didn’t get the concept on the booking site. I had wanted the sister restaurant downstairs.

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5.0Dined on November 4, 2017

As an Japanese native, I can tell you this is the best Japanese restaurant I know of in the US. We tried Omakase course. Every dish was excellent and beautifully presented. It was so much like an art piece that I hesitated to break with chopsticks. I especially liked Tempura with Sansho source. The menu changes for season, so you can taste different food every season.

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5.0Dined on November 1, 2017

Everything was extremely good.

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