Hello Hounds. My ace wingman KK just forwarded a bombshell of a communique to me, and I'm going to paste it in verbatim below.
In a nutshell, Kaygetsu's out of the lunch business as of Friday. Also, they're dropping sushi except for Tuesday and Sunday nights. Both of these changes seem perfectly reasonable for a kaiseki restaurant that doesn't want to lose its focus by doing two things at once.
The Sakae vs. Kaygetsu thread(s) on the subject of sushi are now rendered effectively moot. It would have been nice to do a head-to-head comparison on everything from shari to tani selection to knife skills and presentation, but alas, Sushi Monster put it off too long and now it's out of the question.
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Hello to all,
It's been almost four years since we opened in April of 2004. We took a huge risk by closing Toshi's Sushiya and opening a new Kaiseki restaurant. Now, thanks to your support, we have been recognized as one of the top restaurants in the bay area. We are again taking a huge step forward and making changes at Kaygetsu.
New Business Hours - Lunch Closed
We'll be closed for lunch after Friday, February 29th. We'll be available for lunch catering. We want to take this opportunity to thank all of our lunch customers. It was a difficult decision; but it's just got to be too taxing to do both lunch and dinner when our dinner menu requires a lot of preparation time.
Tues - Thurs: 5:30 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.
Fri, Sat.: 5:30 p.m. - 9:15 p.m.
Sun: 5:30 p.m - 8:30 p.m.
*Closing times correspond to the last seating - so we'll be open longer in most cases.
**We'll be closed on Sunday, March 2nd.
Dinner Menu Tues and Sun - Ala carte and sushi menu only
Wed - Sat. - Kaiseki menu only (smaller courses and vegetarian menu will be available)
While we work on these new menus, only ala carte and sushi menu are offered until Saturday, March 1st.
New execitive chef Our Kaiseki chef, Shinichi Aoki is heading our kitchen effective February 15th along with the departure of co-Kaiseki chef, Katsuhiro Yamasaki. Katsuhiro will be opening a new restaurant with his wife, Mayumi.
What's Toshi doing? Toshi will still be residing at the sushi bar; however, sushi will be offered on Tuesdays and Sundays only. He will be working on sashimi on the rest of the week and sushi will not be offered. This way, he can concentrate on making sushi 2 days a week with better selection of sushi on those days.
Lunch Catering Lunch catering will be available from Tuesday, March 4th. For large orders, catering on Monday is available as well. We're still working on catering menu - please call Keiko for any questions.
Making reservations More time slots will be available for reservations due to extended business hours. Please call us at (650) 234-1084 for reservations or any questions about the menu - we know it's a little confusing. For sushi bar reservations, you'd need to call us directly.
<http://cts.vresp.com/c/?kaygetsuresta... here for on-line reservation
We ask for your understanding during this transition; and we hope to see you all soon!
Toshi and Keiko Sakuma