My lovely wife, who is not a vegetarian, wanted to try Kajitsu's vegan tasting menu for her birthday. I would be a fool to say no!!! Divorces are so costly!!
They offer a 4 course $45 and an 8 course $85 tasting menu along with a Sake pairing for $45.
They also offered a special $100 tasting menu but we both were required to order it. We opted for the eight course. We also ordered a special eggplant and truffle side dish $40. For some reason I don't appreciate the subtlety of truffles but she loved it.
Being a carnivore I wondered how a vegan meal could cost so much but I was willing to go with the experience with an open mind.
The dining room is sparce/simple in the Zen Buddhist style. The only color in the room is a painted Japanese fan on display. Simple but lovely wooden tables.
The service was extraordinary and friendly.
We shared a bottle of Pellegrino, $6, with the meal.
The birthday girl loved each and every dish and commented that the portions were perfect, which they were. There was something I liked in each portion but some tasteless offerings too. I particularly enjoyed the onion soup (cooked for 4 days), vegetable lasagna and the Portobello tempura sushi.
I love Iced tea and they had two choices, barley and green tea. I tried both, very tasty. She had the sake pairing. It was interesting to compare all of the different styles of sake. All pleasant and tasty. They seemed to get stronger as the meal progressed.
All in all a positive and memorable meal. It's a "one and done" for me but she may try it again. She'd get the 4 course next time as she thought the 8 course was too much food.
Two minor "bumps in the road." For such a serene setting the A/C was making a racket. There is no background music to mask the whining of the A/C.
The server presented the check, almost $300 before tip, and took my credit card. She came back a few minutes later and sheepishly apologized because they forgot to charge for the $6 Pellegrino. Being in the retail business it seemed seriously petty to me.
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