MICHELIN Guide 2020


  • 17 W. 20th St., New York, 10011, United States
  • 200 USD • Japanese
Reservations are not available for this restaurant on our site
Find similar restaurants
MICHELIN Guide 2020


  • 17 W. 20th St., New York, 10011, United States
  • 200 USD • Japanese
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Make your way past the front bar area and solid, nearly secret door to discover this quiet and elegant culinary haven. Despite a clandestine vibe and handful of seats, the dining room buzzes with eager diners and locals in-the-know. Low lighting creates a sultry aura and a brigade of courteous servers attends to the pristine 14-seat counter with ease and enthusiasm. The space feels particularly intimate and private—and is perfect for a romantic tryst. Plush leather seats, a gleaming open kitchen and top-notch fittings hint at a classic and celebratory meal. The kaiseki follows a distinct format by starting with a seasonal small plate to precede soup, a grilled dish and fried preparation. Sushi, like fluke with yuzu kosho or aged squid with grated bottarga, is an added bonus on the menu, which mostly features ingredients that are procured locally and presented artfully. Get started with sakizuke, perhaps featuring broccoli rabe and fried taro with seared Long Island unagi tossed in a sesame dressing. Then move on to an intensely flavorful owan, soup course, with Alaskan king crab and turnip; or yakimono of grilled duck breast deliciously balanced by frothy apple cream and sansho-soy sauce.

Show More Show Less
  • m One Star • High quality cooking, worth a stop
  • ó Quite comfortable
  • Owan ( soup) Alaskan king crab, shinjo, katsuo broth, turnip, lotus root, yuzu
  • Agemono (fried)- gindara kara-age
  • sake kasu ice cream, sweet red beans, with ginger-infused zenzai

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • 4 Notable cocktail list
  • Ä New establishment in the guide


Opening hours
Closed: Monday, Tuesday-Saturday lunch, Sunday

Share Your Michelin Guide Experience

Nearby Restaurants

Subscribe to our newsletter and be the first to get news and updates about the MICHELIN Guide
Follow the MICHELIN Guide on social media for updates and behind-the-scenes information