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What Insiders Are Saying
Kajitsu in Murray Hill is such a special place that it deserves to be part of the conversation when it comes to essential New York restaurants.
Spectacular - get the counter service, take your time, savor every moment. It is like stepping into Tokyo, and many of the vegetables are actually flown in from parts of japan. I’m a certified meat eater, but this vegan meal is for everyone that enjoys haute cuisine.
It was too slow. Food is ok, I might be too picky lol.
Amazing! Wonderful ambiance. Scrumptious food.
Beautiful presentation. Like the taste because it is not salty or oily (the miso soup was the only dish that was felt salty). Good place to reset your palette and do something good for the body. However, it was a but on the starchy side with voluminous rice dish appearing early, and the fried dish being sweet potato. I would swap the noodle and the rice dish. But the new chef’s experiment brings fresh breeze into the place.
Just magical. This was a 3 hour meal of so many flavors and textures in a peaceful setting.
Don’t be confused, this isn’t just amazing vegan dining its amazing dining. The staff is so kind and helpful, service is on par with the food!
i'm not a vegetarian but this vegan place was superb! it makes you forget about eating meat as the veggies were prepared so well and they were delicious. very good dinning experience as expected from a michelin star restaurant. The omakase was great. enough food to fill an empty stomach. would definitely go again as they have different menus each month.
The food and the service are above and beyond. We celebrated my mother-in-law’s birthday and the restaurant gave us a very nice cake and sparkling wine for the occasion. Thank your very much!
This meal was a work of art from start to finish. I've gone many times over the years and the new chef brings it to a whole other level. The visual presentation, combinations of ingredients and flavors are sublime. Highly recommended for anyone who appreciates this type of delicate cuisine. A real treat. Expensive but worth it. Unlike any other restaurant in New York City.
The 12-course meal is something to be experienced. Every dish is immaculately prepared, plated beautifully and uniquely. The simple and quiet environment puts the focus on being completely present with every bite. This is THE BEST plant-based meal I've ever had.
Kajitsu is my favorite Vegan restaurant in NYC. Amazing food, service, atmosphere and sake!!
We really enjoyed going to Kajitsu! The service is wonderful and traditional, the food tastes amazing, the presentation is beautiful, and the whole thing is an experience. We'd definitely come here again.
Celebrated our wedding anniversary here and enjoyed it very much. The cuisine is unique and incredibly creative and surprising. The service is spot on and the dinner is very much worth the cost. Will hope to come back for another special occasion int he future
Interesting and creative vegan cuisine! My friend joke around that we probably need to grab a bite after dinner. Surprisingly, it was filling and I am impressed the magic they could do with the veggie. It was a good meal.
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.
Beautiful, elegant food, expertly paced, with friendly but very professional service.
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
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.
Beautiful food nice service we enjoy the dining here
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.
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!
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.
Excellent food and topnotch service. The pacing of the courses was a little too fast on the night of our visit.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
It's the best vegetarian food I've ever had. Also, I do appreciate how quiet the atmosphere was.
Excellent taste and service. They do provide real Japanese food and service. Highly recommend.
Exceptional experience !!!
Amazing place, high quality, high service, unique, elegant, chic, quiet !!!
A must go if you want to experience some Japanese food.
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!
It was fantastic!
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.
Eclectic outstanding cuisine in a quiet beautiful setting served with excellent service.
Great as always was a New Years experience with New Years black bean.
Great seasonal food cooked to perfection and with attention to detail. Always a wonderful experience dining there.
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!!