Rosanjin is not your typical Japanese restaurant. The concept was inspired by Rosanjin Kitaoji, a Japanese food artist, and was brought to life by owner Jungjin Park. This upscale restaurant serves meals using the Japanese art of Kaiseki; serving eight small courses in carefully timed intervals. The warm colors on the walls and the minimalist furniture allow the beautifully presented dishes to be the stars of the show
The eight course menu at Rosanjin is available at a variety of price points. Executive chef Kazuki Shimazaki creates dishes from fresh ingredients either flown in from Japan daily, or grown locally. The dishes are presented on gorgeous porcelain plate ware brought in from Japan. The unique presentation and cuisine makes Rosanjin a popular dining spot in Tribeca.
The experience my husband and I had while dining at Rosajin was exceptional. We had never been to a traditional Japanese restaurant and this did not disappoint. We tried the 9 course Kaiseki option and it was the perfect amount. We loved everything about this restaurant!!!
My wife and I went on our anniversary looking for a culinary experience as good as Nobu but more interesting. Not even close. We chose the $200 kaseiki over the $150 version and probably wouldn't be able to tell the difference. Plus the ambiance was ruined by the fact that everyone was depressed because the place is closing! On the plus side: the server was nice, the food was generally good (but not great) and the sake pairing was very good! I couldn't recommend for the price (but moot anyway since it's closing).
This place is the real deal....when we arrived, only Japanese patrons were in the restaurant, which to me, is a good sign. Traditional Kaiseki style and the 5 course meal (at $80 per person) was a bit pricey for what was served. Restaurant is small so it is very quiet and charming. It has a cancellation policy so I would suggest reading the menu (and the course options) prior to making the reservation.
I think this restaurant is over-estimated and overrated. The service is satisfactory, but the food was just mediocre, me and my girlfriend each ordered a 150 dollar course but it did not impress me a lot. Definitely won't come back next time.
I didn't know what to expect, but was pleasantly surprised by the décor. Very relaxed and comfortable. High class. Food was amazing - ideal for people who will try anything. We got the larger tasting course and it was enough food without being too much.
I'd recommend if looking for a hidden oasis with great food...could be a date or a business meeting, as long as you are an adventurous eater.
You will get almost as much visual pleasure as joy from the culinary experience. Perfectly cooked top level ingredients, within the boundaries of classic Kaiseki cuisine. Much more of an original Japanese restaurant than so many others.
This is one of the finest, if not the finest Japanese restaurant I have been to. We thoroughly enjoyed every aspect of our dining experience. We also had the Sake paring which was fabulous.
I highly recommend this restaurant.
Perfect japanese food from kyoto chef, perfect atmosphere, romantic and good conversation possible. Smooth and very friendly crew
The whole dinner was amazing. Presentation was beautiful - it was like having a poem laid in front of you for each course. The ingredients were fresh and the seasoning just perfect. Please don't listen to reviews that say "food tasted bland" etc. Those people probably got their taste buds ruined by the overly sweet and salty Americanized ethnic foods. The soup was to die for, it's definitely my favorite of the evening. One thing I must caution: it is very quiet in the restaurant. If you're in the mood for a bustling place filled with music and background chatting (or shouting!), you'll probably want to consider other options.
I have been here countless times and not once has the quality flagged. Ordered the $200 Kaseiki with Saki pairing...expensive yes...worth it - somehow without a doubt. I consider this one of the best restaurants in the world - and i have been everywhere...including Japan over a dozen times. The service is also remarkable and understated. I love this restaurant...thank you again for a remarkable meal - one of the best of my life.
Probably the best Japanese restaurant in the city. Too bad they are closing at the end of this month.
We had the 9 courses omakase Kaiseki dinner. It was outstanding in presentation and taste. The pairing with Sake added to both the stylishness of the display and the savors.
The setting is attractive, tables are well spaced and noise level quiet for conversations.
Service was first-class.
The pacing was prompt, it was a weeknight and some in our party looked a bit tired so that may have accelerated the rhythm...it was still a two and a half hours event, that everyone enjoyed greatly.
Really a place to patronize for Kaiseki style food!
Well worth the money. A $200 kaiseki set consists of an array of incredible dish. The sugar free ume shu is out of this world.
The food at Rosanjin is simply unbelievable. I haven't had a kaiseki meal this good outside of Japan.
Our experience at Rosanjin was outstanding! The food was not only divine but also visually stunning and very detailed. The progression of the meal was impeccable. Also the restaurant staff was very helpful explaining the various ingredients/components of a dish and knowledgeable about the sake pairing. This restaurant gets a 5 stars and more!
We ordered the sake tasting with the courses. It was very well done and made for an enjoyable and memorable meal. Be prepared for the bill, though, as the intimate setting, meticulously prepared food and top service have their price.
There are no words to describe how stunning this restaurant truly is. It is one of NYC's best kept secrets and as foodies who enjoy exceptional meals all over the world (we are very fortunate!) , we think it is among the finest restaurants on the planet.
My friend had recommended me Rosanjin as the best restaurant in Manhattan, but that was not true for us.
Good atmosphere and services.
Sakizuke, the first dish of Kaiseki, Zensai, a la carte of small foods, Wan, a soup with Avalon shinjo meat ball, and Sushi, Anago sea eel and Big shrimp, were really fantastic.
But Sashimi was ruined by putting on ice too much, Beef tempura was too eccentric, Chawan-mushi, egg hotchpotch, needed to be accented by spice, and Uni-Meshi, rice with sea urchin, spoiled the taste of Japanese Ginger.
We expect Kaiseki will have a good streamline of savors by changing taste with spices dish by dish in the future.
I had heard great reviews about their kaiseke course and the course menu exceeded my expactations.
The food was perfectly presented, and incredibly delicious; the service was outstanding and it was an overall fantastic experience.
One of the best meals I ever had
AND MUCHO COSTLY FOR SUCH DULL AN EXPERIENCE. THE SAKE WAS ALRIGHT, BUT THAT'S ABOUT IT.
Good restaurant. Sirent, Clearn,Fresh,Excellent cooking ingredients........But seasoning is littre bit loose.
Price is cheap so that everybaby can accept this resarant.
Rosanjin is one of the best Japanese restaurants I have ever been to. The kaiseki dinner, the service, the presentation were all absolutely impeccable. It is truly an experience not to be missed!
Took my wife here for her birthday. The setting is intimate and the service is excellent. The food looks like something out of a magazine and was delicious.
Over the years I have dined at Rosanjin several times, and each is an excellent experience. Bravo.
Very authentic Kyoto-style kaiseki 10 course dishes All of dishes were well executed and brought out the ingredient's flavor. We also ordered with 10 sake paring which consists of half of them are Daiginjyo.
I am native Japanese, who born and brought up the Kyoto, also worked some of famous Kaiseki restaurant there when I was in Japan. Some of course recall me the flavoring of Kyoto, which is very subtle/delicate taste. This might not appeal some of guest prefer more distinct/stronger flavor from dishes. But this is what authentic Kyoto cuisine style.
Servrice was pristine, and left over rice was wrapped up beautifully for take home. Good thing is that rice was heat up the next day, and taste was still wonderful after one day left.
Pristine service, highly recommended.
None of this newfangled fusion rubbish. If you're looking for chilli on your kingfish tataki, or bonito tacos, go elsewhere. Kaiseki is beautiful and this one is no exception. Perfectly executed throughout, save that the braised snapper course was slightly overdone.
Wow, what a serene, enjoyable evening! From the gorgeous appetizer plate, featuring Welk and wonderful little bites, to the exquisite simmered Japanese shrimp to the perfect grilled yellowtail, the entire meal was close to perfect. The final plate of sushi was very good. In fact, only the desert was less than amazing (while it was not perfect, it was still very good and quite tasty). Definitely an experience, different than any standard Japanese sushi house. . .
-High end food presentation and preparation. Very authentic. Attentive service if not a bit distant and cool. Good sake selection, presented professionally by the staff. Bit dull atmosphere, doesn't really create a Japanese feeling. Prices are steep even considering the high quality of food and presentation
Fantastic food but ludicrously expensive. Although both my wife and I love Japanese cuisine we will not be coming back.
I've traveled all over the world and I must say this is one of the best dining experience that i have ever had.
The food is Magical the service was superb.
I have recommended this Restaurant to all my friends.
Thank you for such a great Experience
Enjoyed the tastes and refined aesthetic of Japan at Rosanjin. Although I was familiar with sushi bars, this is so much more and really gives you a sense of the sophisticated Japanese tastes. Different, interesting and delicious!
Took my husband here for his birthday dinner. We each had the 12 course tasting menu and he had the sake pairing. We've been to Rosanjin 3-4 times. Each time it is a special, soothing, healthy, and cultural dining experience.
The service was impeccable. The food was very interesting. This is a restaurant for special and unique occasions. I will return but likely not for another two years.
If you like Japanese food,try once.
They serve perfect Japanese Kaiseri.
Every dish perfect especially appetizer and sashimi are decorateived like a art!
All perfect. If you like Japanese food ,you should try!
This is the best one include Tokyo Kyoto.
The tasting menu is beyond compare. Beautiful presentation, wonderful service, fresh and delicate flavors. A must for a special occasion. Quiet and elegant.
Japanese food well executed and masterfully presented. The nine course meal was an full evening's experience. This a must have experience for foodies.
Great food, amazing. It is difficult to get this level of food even in Japan. Beautiful presentation, wonderful taste. We loved china , too. Very famous artist and chef Rosanjin's legacy is alive here in NYC.
Kaiseki food as art form. Nine course menu takes you through the different ways to prepare high quality ingredients. All presented with a great sense of detail and artistry. A diiferent culinary experience, not comparable to western offerings. The sake pairing is a wonderful way to learn about this accompaniment.