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.