Best. Uni. Ever.
The Santa Barbara uni they have right now is the best I've ever had. And the other fish is fresh and delicious as always... Something fun and new every time we've been there.
Love sitting at the bar and chatting with Chef Mitsunobu while we eat.
This is one of the most superb restaurants on the Peninsula. Although very pricey, the food is exquisite -- beautifully prepared, beautifully served and delicious.
Excellent. Highly recommend the chef's tasting menu - it is worth every penny. We are already planning our next dinner at Mitsunobu.
Subpar food and over priced. Will never go back.
I have never eaten at a restaurant where our experience was so out of step with the restaurant's rating, and quality implied by their stratospheric prices. My wife and I just ate there tonight, and we both got the seven-course tasting menu. It started out well, and I thought the first three courses were almost in line with expectations. The black cod and the sashimi were excellent. But then things started going down hill. The prawn texture and taste were both very disappointing, the foie gras with custard and mushroom just didn't work very well together, and the beef soup was worse than I get at my company's cafeteria: strange-tasting broth, and tough beef, stringy in places. They also made us wait a spectacularly long time for the beef soup, and then again for the dessert; the whole meal ended up taking 2 hours, and we had to ask our babysitter to stay late. This was after I had told the restaurant four hours in advance (at reservation time) that we'd be ordering the tasting menu. There were no apologies, just "thank you for waiting" even though when the delay became apparent, we told them politely that we were in a hurry. And they never offered to make any corrections to the bill although we were clearly unhappy by the end. I've never seen a place that adds a mandatory 18% for a party of two; although they did remove that at my request (once it was clear that we'd never be returning), and we left a lesser tip.
This all would have been somewhat annoying and disappointing at a restaurant costing 1/3rd as much; but with a final bill of $320 before tip, it was jaw-dropping.
Parent’s visit with son / student
Over priced. The prices are outrageous and the menu is all Ala Carte. Portions are small and dishes are not what you typically expect at a Japanese restaurant. I was dissatisfied. I won’t be eating here again.
Consistently by far the best Japanese meal in Silicon Valley. Always a soothing pleasure to dine there.
Mitsunobu is such a treat. We were celebrating a special event and the chefs really outdid themselves in both the presentation and the food.
Incredible and special dinner. have not ever had anything like it.