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Kajitsu

125 E. 39th St. (Park Ave.) Send to Phone
212-228-4873 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
This kaiseki restaurant is a temple to vegetables.
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Lunch Mon.-Sat. (closed Mon. second week & Sat. third week), Dinner Mon.-Sat.
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  • Dress code: Dressy
  • Reservations suggested

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Kajitsu Restaurant Review

: Kajitsu specializes in vegetarian kaiseki cuisine, developed in Zen Buddhist monasteries to isolate the flavors one can get from vegetables and tofu. In other words, instead of mimicking dishes that have meat, Kajitsu celebrates the vegetables on their own merits. The end result is tasty, delicate dishes. Focusing on something as seasonal as vegetables means that the menu changes often, but guests may get to try such combinations as lotus root dumplings with plum sauce, grilled bamboo shoots, and rice with snap peas. Kajitsu makes its own soba noodles on-site and also specializes in fu, made from gluten and rice flour; here, it’s deep-fried and paired with vegetable tempura or spinach and tofu paste. All of the food is presented on special dishware, some of which dates back over 200 years. Finish up with some special tea from Ippodo.

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