Kajitsu

4.8
1082 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese

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Good Vegetarian Options
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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unknown
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Very disappointed. The food didn't taste good. Overpriced. Wouldn't recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible. Will return.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really awesome dining experience! It was about two hours long and every course was delicious. Small portions that add up to a lot of food so you won’t be hungry when you leave. Every course was carefully considered and extremely tasty.

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AustinC
Denver
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience1

Great food!
However, the dining room was so loud I couldn't hear the descriptions of the dishes, and I felt like I couldn't give the food the attention it deserved.

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vipCodyW
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The server was so nice and food was spectacular. Definitely going back again.

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lyram
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A most transcendent evening. The red miso sweet potato soup was unbelievable (really all of the courses were simply amazing and built upon the previous course). Such a lovely low key but elegant dining room for simply the best meal I've ever had.

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JenniferP
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I don't normally leave reviews, but I had a great time at Kajitsu. The food and service was lovely. Would definitely return.

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Plantophile
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An excellent Japanese vegan meal to celebrate a birthday (or another special occasion). Delicious food elegantly presented.

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ArmandZ
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall fantastic. Amazing ambiance and environment. The staff were incredibly friendly and polite. The omakase was lovely.

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LindaS
Brazil
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had the set meal with the set of saki. It’s expensive but the food is amazing. Japanese food on another level!!

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vipBenT
London
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the most incredible meals I have ever had... from start to finish the service was impeccable and the food was on another level.

So much care and consideration

Highly recommend

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BirthdayGirl
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and experience overall. Real food prepared and served in a creative, delicious way. We would come back.

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DiegoM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really incredible meal. Truly a study in how vegetables can be luxurious if honestly prepared with thoughtfulness and care.

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MelanieR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was lovely everything is worth. Delicious and service is amazing.

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Shazz
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This Japanese restaurant with its seasonally inspired multicourse menu continues to inspire! The stars of the May menu are asparagus and spring onions and the results are magical.

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Hayley
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing vegan spot. Every dish was an artwork. Highly recommend.

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JorgeR
Dallas
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Kaiseki is more than food, it is an experience. However, although the plates were served beautifully, almost every single plate was based on bamboo, as though this was the only vegetable in season. In addition, the chef was almost exclusively dedicated to a Japanese couple, who were the only other customers seated at the bar. In general, the taste was bland. We ordered premium sake pairing and this was the hi-light of the meal. However, two plates came unaccompanied.

The price was on par with other Kaiseki meals that are much more substantial in variety and service. The value of the experience was very low.

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Avaaaa
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely a treat! Everything was wonderful! Can't wait to go back.

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bvdc
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unique in NYC if not in north america, Sublime, elegant, austere, incomparable in quality,

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
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
11 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
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
New York Area
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
36 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding attention to flavors, detail, presentation and service

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vipLuvToDineNY
New York Area
21 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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Shazz
New York Area
2 reviews
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
3 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
3 reviews
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
Kansas City
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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Kajitsu is rated 4.8 stars by 1082 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.