Sleek eatery for Japanese tasting menus
Japanese · Chelsea · $$$$
The first U.S. location of a large Japanese chain, this Zenlike Chelsea hideaway serves seasonal four-course kaiseki-style menus (including a vegetarian option), as well as weekend brunch, tea and desserts that are available à la carte. Minimalist in style, with pale woods, brick walls and clean-lined design, the space looks out onto an equally serene rock garden.
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hours Open Today · 6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
6:00 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
5:30 PM - 11:30 PM
location 311 West 17th Street, New York, NY 10011, USA phone +1 646-861-0086 website directions Get Directions
Zagat Mentions of NAOKI TAKAHASHI
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Came here for a date night and had an amazing time. The tasting menu had a great mix of traditional and contemporary Japanese food, and we left quite full. The service was also impeccable. They even let you choose your own special sake cup, which was a very cute touch.
Kaitlin Schaer · October 19, 2017
short version: $250 for 2 people before tips. my instant ramen with hot dog and cabbage recipe at home is more tasty and savory than "naoki takahashi". this is the kind of place a date brings you and you dont dare to say what you really think in fear of offending the person paying for it so you just say "it was so good" long version: mushroom/truffle risotto too much butter, bad texture and the flavor was a mess, almost like the mushrooms was drenched in lemon juice, no idea what flavor theme they were going for. app platter was a bunch of standard pieces of uninteresting veggies. plating was beautiful though, great for the instagram. "wagyu" beef slice with pot of vegatables , overly sweet, couldnt taste any flavor of the veggie or the beef because the soup was so sweet. lobster tempura too soggy, not cripsy at all, very sad use of the mayonnaise sauce dip, feels like a dish at cheap chinese buffet. uninteresting and poor batter. "unagi" eel over rice , was overly sweet, and the eel was diced, no eel flavor only tasted the sweet sauce, i couldn't finish anything. who dices eel???????? sashimi unimpressive, just regular pieces of super market sashimi put on ice bowl for looks. decor was nice and clean and spacious though. the only thing good was the creme brûlée orange desert, it was very unique and delicious. the staff was very nice and polite , these 2 stars are for them. and the minus 3 stars is to save you guys the trip and money. conclusion: $250+ dinner for crazy euro/japanese fusion. skip.
JQ THACH · March 3, 2018
Not like usual Japanese restaurant, this one has plenty space for customers and its inner own style-garden to enjoy. Food is great, service is always kindly. Dessert is all right. Price is fair.
Ezio T · November 12, 2017