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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.
Phenomenal - so thoughtful, artistic, and delicious.
Excellent menu, friendly staff, but absurdly slow service. Brace yourself for +3h
This meal itself was absolutely amazing! Super beautiful and each course was pretty tasty. The servers were very nice and gave wonderful descriptions of the food. I would give it more stars except for the very bad timing of the meal. We spent over four hours getting our food, there was farrrr too long between courses, and two parties had their full meals served before we finished ours. They actually lapped us in getting courses served! It made us feel pretty neglected, which was sad because I was treating a colleague to a celebration dinner! They did apologize for the wait around 3 hours in but didn't do ANYthing about it (didn't speed up the service much, didn't comp a drink, nothing).
The service was great and food was exquisite !
Nice feel, great food, great find in midtown Manhattan.
Staff were friendly, v Japanese and authentic feel to everything.
This is what I wanted with this dining experience.
Overall, we were very full with the Omikase plus extra wheat gluten side.
Everything else was prepared with attention to flavor, presentation and homage to being full out vegetarian.
I'm glad choose to come here! Great job chef Abe!
Kajitsu is a wonderful and enchanting dining experience.
Kajitsu remains one of my favorite NYC restaurants. Great for a special occasion, business dinner etc.
Wonderful service and food, lovely birthday dessert. We also loved the music!
The service was superb, and the food was nice. I went there with my 10 years old and we were really full after the omakese meals. We enjoy most of the food and the presentation was elegant. There were a couple courses were underwhelming. Our reservation was at six pm and it was pleasant and quiet with four guests in the dining rom. There was a group of business men came in later and it became very loud and unpleasant. I would suggest making a reservation for the earlier sitting to enjoy the mellow ambiance.
The food and experience was amazing. Really enjoyed the first course of grilled chilled fig with sesame cream *vegan of course. And the last dessert the dorayaki with a edamame bean paste was great. Food people who say the food is bland do not understand it. The food was extremely flavorsome and excellently prepared. They will have a repeat guest out of me.
Dated with terrible service. Food was disappointing.
Did not like music upstairs at Kajitsu I like quiet trying to get away from noise and music. They said only for this month as article in New York tomes so put it upstairs. Otherwise fabulous as always and great flavors
We came here to appreciate the music but there were quite a number of people in the main dining room so it’s hard to listen to the music. The food was delicate.
We had the smaller course. Seasoning was subtle so that the dishes nicely featured the taste of vegetables themselves. Some of the vegetables were not as flavorful as one might expect for such a high-end restaurant. Presentation was outstanding. Although each dish looked small, we were surprisingly filled at the end. We sat at the counter, expecting interesting conversations with the chefs. We were disappointed that the chefs prepared silently and did not engage in conversation. One chef in particular looked unhappy and the way he handled the foods and utensils was so casual and disrespectful to the ingredients, which made dishes less appetizing. I understand that this place is in a transition period, which showed. We appreciate the sincere effort by the server, William.
Incredible attention to the detail.
Authentic Kyoto cuisine you can experience without flying to Kyoto.
Only annoying factor is Japanese people’s eating manner although it’s perfectly OK in Japan. It diesn’t Apply to international standard.
Sounded like an interesting concept, but was way overpriced for food that was bland. I expected that since it was vegan, the seasoning would have been exceptional to compensate for the lack of meat or seafood dishes. It wasn't. I left craving some quality sushi or a plate of shumai.
We had a wonderful dinner at Kajitsu. We have no experience with Japanese food other thatn the occasional sushi, but this was fabulous. The place is simple, but very well done. The food is amazing. Taste is great, the way the food is served is great, the service was very kind and efficient. We loved every of the 12 courses we had and left with a satisfied and content feeling without having eaten too much. There are many good reasons to return
Kajitsu is our favorite restaurant in all of New York, you will not be disappointed by the sincere hospitality and incredible food.
Second visit and it was even better than I remembered ..soooo delicious! The ingredients were special and the service fantastique! Thanks.
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.