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Hinata, Indianapolis, IN

Hinata

4.9
4.9
282 Reviews
$50 and over
Japanese
We offer our prix fixe menu, the 7-course "Sumire" menu for $119. We will call to confirm your menu selection 24 hours in advance.

We now have 5 -course "Akane" menu for $89. you don't need 24 hours in advance reservation but please call for availability.


We offer true Japanese cuisine at Hinata, and thus unfortunately with the limited size of our kitchen cannot accommodate guests with Gluten Free, Vegetarians or vegans.
All dietary restrictions must be noted in advance during the reservation process. We will be unable to fully accommodate otherwise.

Credit card required
This restaurant requires a credit card to secure this reservation. All information will be processed securely.
No-shows
subject to be a charge of $119/guest ($89 /guest for akane menu)

Cancellation or changes to guest count made less than 1 day in advance
subject to a charge of $60 /guest ($45 / guest for akane menu)


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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Creative Japanese, Kaiseki
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Fri 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (317) 672-4929
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Akinori Tanigawa
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Indy
  • Cross street
    Washington St & S Delaware St
  • Parking details
    Street parking out front along Washington Street and a parking garage right next door to the restaurant.
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Sumire Set Menu

    $119.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    A multi-course seasonal kaiseki menu including an assortment of fresh, high quality sashimi

What 282 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.9
4.9 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Indiana

    Best Overall

  • Indiana

    Best Food

  • Indiana

    Best Service

  • Indiana

    Innovative

  • Indiana

    Good for special occasions

  • Indianapolis

    Best Overall

  • Indianapolis

    Best Food

  • Indianapolis

    Best Service

  • Indianapolis

    Innovative

  • Indianapolis

    Great for fine wines

  • Indianapolis

    Good for special occasions

282 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food and service outstanding! We will be back monthly to experience the changing menu.

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  2. GayN

    Denver

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely top notch. The staff was very friendly and engaging. Every dish was thoughtfully crafted and we enjoyed watching the chef prepare each dish. It was a very delightful experience and can't wait to go back.

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  3. AngelaD

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the more unique and elevated dining experiences in Indianapolis

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time here was just as good as the first. Can’t wait to be back again soon.

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  5. Leek

    Indiana

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I had visited Hinata a few years prior and remember the food being very good. I went back last night to get that same experience and left a little disappointed. The food was very good and I enjoyed my table however I felt uncomfortable by the fact my financial situation was being brought into question. It seemed as if the chef was mocking me as well. He went as far as to bring a chef out the back to laugh at me and making eating noises. I decided to leave early and not tip due to how uncomfortable I was. I don’t think I will be returning.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cleveland

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best restaurnt in the city! Always a wonderful experience. We will be back.

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  7. YimingL

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Decent food and environment. I took the recommended menu of February. It is nice.

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  8. Mander009

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hinata has given me my favorite dining experience of all time. The chef clearly puts every effort into the quality and preparation of food. We were seated directly in front of the chef and were gratefully able to watch all of his delicate preparation. One of the severs (Sho) took his time and careful describe each of the dishes perfectly. All of the staff were welcoming and made sure to address us when we arrived and left. Dining here felt like we were transported to another location. It was peaceful and very excellent service. The food was phenomenal and delicately prepared. I couldn’t have hoped for a better dining experience.

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  9. AmyC

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and wine pairings. You can watch the chef prepare the meal at the bar!

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  10. Grant

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Never thought I would pay that much for food and still think it's worth every penny.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Enjoyed the January menu.

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  12. Pixie

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hinata is, in my opinion, the finest restaurant in Indianapolis. It is equivalent to New York City[s Eleven Madison Park. It is quiet and unassuming and the food is spectacular. It is a very intimate dining experience.

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  13. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place. Authentic Japanese foods. Definitely will visit again. Hope it starts nigiri omakase.

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  14. TonyDonna

    Indiana

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    My wife and I came here on Fri 1/12 to celebrate our 33rd wedding anniversary. We selected Hinata based on the many five star reviews here and on other sites; we were really looking forward to dining here. Course by course: the appetizers were ok, some seemed to have been sitting around for a day or two. Some of the flavors were muddy and tired, but on the whole we were not unhappy, yet. The sashimi was excellent. In retrospect, this was the one course that depended solely on the quality of the ingredients, and the kitchen had not touched it. It also was paired with an outstanding sake, Tokubetu Honjozo from Niizawa Brewery. By far the best course. Next came a soup, Zoni, which featured a small piece of fish, the mouthfeel of which made me think it had been sitting in the hot broth for quite some time; it was as firm as well-done steak, and not at all what I would have hoped for. Chewy fish, and gummy mochi. The next course was simmered yellowtail with daikon. Again, the fish was overcooked. Nothing nice about it at all. Two different servers came by to warn us to watch out for bones, and they were not wrong. Then grilled miso-marinated beef in hot pot. Nothing to complain about here, high praise for this meal. The final savory course was sekihan, red bean rice. Sounded nice, but what we got was a tired, favorless bar of dry, compressed rice on a piece of nori. Two servers (again!) stopped by to say that it should be eaten as a taco, which made me wish for some salsa, or anything that might have given it some flavor. Dessert was as unmemorable as the rest of the meal, a tiny wedge of dry cheesecake, and something else. At this point we didn't really care what it was. The bill came and we left. We gave negative feedback to the servers three times, and there was no follow-up from management at all. No one cared. Service was middling, not what you might hope for from a final bill of $470 for two w/tip. I'll never forget this meal, but I'll wish that I could.

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  15. Rgra

    Northern MI

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are very fortunate to have this kind of quality and authenticity in the Midwest.

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  16. PacerFan

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was meticulously prepared and the flavors were fantastic. Highly recommend!

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  17. AndrewY

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    About as close to a Michelin Star restaurant as you're going to get living in Indianapolis. Outstandingly good.

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  18. KatieD

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had been wanting to come to Hinata for awhile, and wow- it exceeded our expectations! The service was next level- probably the best we have had in Indy. Every dish was carefully explained and you could see the thought that went into the menu. We were greeted by both chefs, as well as the owner. The food was absolutely amazing. We didn’t want it to end! I’d highly recommend this to anyone who appreciates a unique food experience. We can’t wait to go back! Thank you, Hinata!

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  19. JoshK

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wife and I visited for our Anniversary. We're both foodies, with myself having lived n Japan for a few years. This is without a doubt the best food and food experience either of us has ever had. I do not know how they can keep a place like this running with such quality ingredients and professional staff. Not cheap, but you knew that already. Go here for a special occasion you'll never forget. I recommend the drink pairing menu if you want to blow another couple hundred.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Nashville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It’s amazing as always! Every time we dine there, it never disappoint. Service, experience, food, etc. …exceeds our expectations every visit.

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  21. Dineoutfun

    Indiana

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Every moment was a treat - amazing food, fresh and inventive- wonderful engaging and charming staff and lovely dining space. Get the chefs counter if you can. Each course builds to the next one - a truly special experience

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  22. INMIFoodie

    Indiana

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Best dining out experience for us in 2023. We don't go out much, but when we do it is usually a special occasion or at least a reason to "treat" ourselves. Hinata was first rate in every way from the ambiance and attention and knowledge of the staff to a visit from the owner and especially the exquisite presentation, textures, and flavors of the food and wine/saki pairing. Not inexpensive but no regrets. It was a wonderful experience and we're grateful to have this restaurant in Indy!

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  23. MaxL

    Cincinnati

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A perfect dining experience, Hinata was exactly what I had hoped for. The food was delicious, each plate was meticulously crafted and the entire meal was perfectly paced. I will definitely be back.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Highly recommend Hinata! The food and service is outstanding. You won’t regret this experience!

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  25. ChristopherC

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to Hinata to celebrate my spouse's birthday. It was an excellent experience. The food was excellent, particularly the appetizer course that included four items. The cauliflower potage and a dish of greens, with tiny enoki mushrooms, highlighted this course. The sashimi course was another highlight, as was the Chilean sea bass, which included some of the most resplendent eggplant and dashi I've ever had. The steamed custard was perhaps the most exciting course with chunks of fish topped with custard topped with broth topped with salmon roe. It was among the most delicious items I've ever had. The restaurant was gracious to substitute the beer course with a salmon one. I found the salmon to be well flavored but more cooked than I would've wanted. And, while they tasted great, I would've wanted the accompanying vegetables to be more than mashed potatoes and broccoli. I also wanted a little more from the dessert, an apple pastry. We opted for the wine pairing which included four wines and four sakes. All were wonderful, especially the sakes, with one that was like drinking a pawpaw. Overall, I was quite pleased with the experience.

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  26. LaceyS

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This restaurant is truly outstanding! Attention to every detail, imaginative menu and excellent service. So glad to have found Hinata

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  27. WilliamC

    Charleston

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One the top shelf restaurants in all of Indy. If you enjoy places like Vida, Tinker Street, Bluebeard, and Beholder, this is the spot for you. Food you'll be thinking about weeks after you ate it.

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  28. majoara95

    Mexico City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was one of the most amazing dinners I’ve ever had! At first I was a little nervous because I’d never seen any other restaurant with an overall of almost 5/5 stars, but to be honest it totally worth it! And if I could I would give them more stars. I went yesterday for my husband’s birthday and we ate absolutely delicious, service was fantastic and they had the kind gesture of plating the desert of my husband with a “happy birthday “ message in white chocolate My husband went to Japan a couple years ago, we are always looking for new places around the world and he told me that this was the best Japanese meal that he’ve ever had outside Japan Without a doubt we will go again and tell our friends of this fantastic place!

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  29. TylerB

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great dining experience. The food and service were excellent.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A memorable experience! I would love to go back and visit again. I’m extending my gratitude to everyone at Hinata! Such kind and courteous people. This month’s 8 course menu was well thought out. Don’t hesitate to have the drink pairings!

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly an amazing experience! The staff and owner are very polite! The owner is from Japan and has definitely put hard work into this place. You are in JAPAN once you step inside. The door is open when you enter & exit! They take your coat for you. And they have a small basket where you leave you purse in. Instead of putting your purse on the floor. Authentic, delicious and elegant Japanese food! I will definitely return sometime. Thank you for bringing this place to Indianapolis!

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  32. BigTugg

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service is top-notch, multi course dinner was gorgeous and tasty.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best dining experiences I’ve had. I had high expectations considering it was a little over $200/person after drink and tip, but they did not disappoint. Chef Tanigawa could seriously give Chef Morimoto a run for his money. Each portion was the perfect size. I was worried I would have to go get Mcdonalds afterwards but with an 8-course meal with good portions, I left happy but not overstuffed. Not many restaurants in Indy provide this level of service either. Even a step above the institutions in Indy like St. Elmos as far as service goes. Will definitely return.

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  34. MandyM

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Beautiful and peaceful setting, divine food, and knowledgeable and prompt staff. Had a great experience!

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  35. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Legit Japanese food in Indy; even my friend from Japan approved. Generous portions for the price. Will definitely visit again—already booked my next visit. Hoping they start Nigiri Omakase, please.

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  36. RileyC

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fourth time here and it is amazing every time. Perfect service, atmosphere, and the food is the best we've ever had. It is always so unique and delicious.

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  37. DavidW

    Indiana

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 3, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Superb and authentic Japanese cuisine. Intricate flavors. Great execution. Run…don’t walk to a great experience that hasn’t been available in Indianapolis in my 60 plus years of life. We are very persnickety…and this is one for the ages. WOW.

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  38. SB33

    Indiana

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hinata is an excellent, authentic, upscale Japanese dining experience. The fish is divine. The service is wonderful. I really enjoyed it.

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  39. IndyKim

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Outstanding dining experience. Delicious food and superb service and ambience. The textures and tastes of each course were incredible. I won't soon forget this meal.

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  40. Rachel

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I visited Hinata to celebrate our anniversary. We have been one time prior and loved our experience. The food was exquisite and the staff were very friendly and professional. We will definitely return in the future!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Diner temperature check required
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Hinata is rated 4.9 stars by 282 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 2 times today
Experiences are available.
Google Map for Hinata

130 E Washington St, Indianapolis, IN 46204

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Washington St & S Delaware St
  • Neighborhood
    Downtown Indy
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Fri 6:00 pm–9:00 pm Sat 5:30 pm–9:30 pm
  • Price
    $50 and over
  • Cuisines
    Japanese, Creative Japanese, Kaiseki
  • Dining style
    Fine Dining
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    Street parking out front along Washington Street and a parking garage right next door to the restaurant.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Akinori Tanigawa
  • Additional
    Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gender Neutral Restroom, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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