Row 1

125 E 39th St (btwn Park & Lexington Ave)
New York, NY 10016
(212) 228-4873
Japanese, Vegetarian / Vegan
$ $ $ $
Tue–Sun: 5:30 PM–10:00 PM

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  • Tasting menu based on the principles of Japanese Buddhist Shojin-ryori cuisine, one of the best vegetarian/vegan meals in town in a serene setting.
  • Kajitsu sells a few exclusive products from Kyoto including green tea and seasonal incense. You can also purchase a container of the mysterious house-made pickled kelp with sansho. - Inspector
  • Two Michelin stars.
  • chef masato nishihara serves shojin temple food in an excellent and affordable prix-fixe style. we promise, you wont miss the meat.
  • Meat eaters won't miss a thing
  • Kajitsu is Manhattan's only restaurant dedicated to the meat-free fare beloved by Buddhistmonks. The dishes are hyper seasonal and composed of locally sourced product.
  • I don't think you're ready for Spring Jelly.
  • The last time I went there was a different chef and it was in the east village. This place just isn't worth the cost anymore.
  • The menu changes monthly to use in-season produce; hope that Kajitsu keeps the Lotus Roots and Golden Beets on the menu from January 2013!
  • Interesting, complex vegetarian food. Super tasty.
  • Vegetables are the new meat at this elegant spot for shojin Buddhist cuisine like persimmon with sesame cream and fragrant rice balls called ohagi. Featured in Where to Eat 2011!
  • Perhaps the best vegan omakese I've ever had and I'm not even vegan.
  • White truffle potato 'gratin'
  • Highlights include wakame soup w/ homemade tofu & black truffle rice. Downstairs, Kokage has zen, but not vegan, lunch. Green Guide Editor
  • I felt like a squirrel munching away. Tbh my focus was more on the elegant Japanese minimalist decor, cutlery and tableware.
  • Hearty and delicious vegan, will convince any skeptic. Upstairs has a lovely view of the quiet street.
  • Great vegetarian place! Limited menu, but great taste. The crispy fried noodle in the set is really refreshing! Love love love!
  • The 8 dish meal is a one-of-a-kind experience. Flavors I've never tasted. I am big carnivore and didn't miss the meat at all! Come prepared. It is a lot of food!!!
  • Maestro of Japanese food.
  • A 2 starred Michelin vegetarian restaurant!