Restaurants & Bars

Kaiseki in Tokyo - Kakiden

sushilover | Feb 6, 200612:10 AM

Didn't have time to travel to Kyoto, so I got recommendations (from magazines, forums and googling) for this place in Tokyo. Found the place easily, the restaurant occupies four floors in a building near the Shinjuku station.

Wish I hadn't found this place, would've save my yen for better and more sushi or other Japanese food. I chose the cheapest option at 8000 yen. The supposed 14 courses were mostly individually plated bite sized pickled vegetables, one soup to start and one to end, salted fish, 3 tiny pieces of sashimi to start, and rice at the end. Perhaps I should've chosen the $300+ option to get something more worthwhile. I guess that's a lesson to me. I'd eat 2.5 times at Tsukiji with what I paid. I must be missing something...

Stick to menus that show pictures of actual item served, or disappointment follows. Any shop in the department store basement serves better quality and quantity food than this place.

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