(Closed on Mondays)
Thanksgiving Dinner Special Menus & Offers
To celebrate Thanksgiving, we will be serving a special Omakase tasting course ($135 per person) for all of our guests. Please note that the Hana menu will not be available.
Thursday, November 22, 2018
Christmas Day Special Menus & Offers
To celebrate Christmas Day, we will be serving a special Omakase tasting course for all of our guests. Please note that the Hana menu will not be available.
Tuesday, December 25, 2018
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.
Chefs there have changed over course of times but Kajitsu consistently provides high quality authentic Japanese food that appeals Japanese natives as well as American locals. I'm not for the trend of expensive omakase in Japanese restaurants and sushi places with all the gimmicks and unauthentic twists to appeal to American clientele. I can get away from all of them here at a reasonable price.
Was lovely! The food was great and balanced. Wish there had been music playing. It was very quiet
Excellent service with an interior about as cozy as a subway station. Quality ingredients beautifully presented. Lousy deserts.
Highly recommend the omakase. Make sure to come hungry!
The meal was explained by the friendly and attentive staff. I appreciated being moved downstairs where the beautiful playlist was being played but still have the vegan set menu.
Your restaurant is a lovely calm oasis in a busy city.
Ideally the temperature would be a little cooler.
The food was superb and your staff excellent.
Thank for a great dining experience I will always remember.
Interesting preparation of vegetarian food. Service was terrific. The chestnut dessert was exquisite as was a course served with truffles. Wonderful experience.
All af the meals were better than I expected
This is the best quality of Japanese restaurant and I seriously recommend it.
Seasonal and fresh.
Love their food. Authentic shojin ryori( vegetarian food for Buddhist). Colors, preparation of food, presentation, smell and flavor, all reminds me of Japanese scenery/ season/ beauty. Green tea prepared by our server st the end was also well done.
Outstanding experience overall. We recommend the omakase dinner with tea paring.
The food was delicious and the service was phenomenal. I would highly recommend getting the Hana course because it will fill you up whereas for the Omakase course, they will give you a bit more.
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.
not your ordinary place or your everyday go-to BUT if you love Asian, particularly Japanese, and even more particularly "Kyoto" sensibilities about food presentation, food seasonality, and flavors, you will savor the experience. After discovering this lovely and sensory filled experience, we've been back 2 more times with friends. You wont be hungry but you also wont be eating fast. This is to enjoy with good conversation at an elegant pace. The Sake list offers much, but we find that one doesn't have to spend for high priced to enjoy a decent quaff with the meal
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!