Photo courtesy of Kajitsu
A Manhattan temple to Japan’s centuries-old shojin Buddhist vegetarian cuisine, Kajitsu hews to tradition in a spare, stone-floored dining room in Murray Hill. Japan-born executive chef Hiroki Odo came to New York City after more than a decade cooking at kaiseki-style restaurants in Kyoto and Tokyo. The tasting menu is presented in either four or eight courses, and showcases house-made soba noodles and hyper-seasonal vegetables, such as sweet bamboo shoots flown in from Kyoto—gracefully presented on one-of-a-kind ceramics made by Japanese master potters.
By Jenn Flowers, AFAR Staff
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