Shinsen Kappo Sanoya

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Counter seats restaurant. Please enjoy Japanese traditional "Kappo" style dinner course, 10,000 yen, and Sake pairing course, 2,800 yen. Dinner starts at 7:00 p.m. We open the door at 6:30 pm, so please arrive between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. If you are arriving later than 7:00 p.m, then please inform us in advance.

We charge cancellation fee; One day before your reservation date, 5,000 yen/person, and the same day cancellation and No Show, 10,000 yen. We start to prepare before your arrival, so we do appreciate for your understanding.
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Tokyo
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

10,000円のコース
飲み物はペアリングでおまかせに。
季節を感じる旬の食材、丁寧な調理、素晴らしい盛り付けと、繊細な味付けでどれも美味しかったです。
大将の気さくな人柄もあり、楽しい時間を過ごしました。
また行きます。

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OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on March 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

日本料理のツボを押さえつつも、柔軟な発想で新しいお皿を生み出しているお店です。

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DA
New England
11 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous Omakase Dinner, great chef and possibly the best rare Sake collection at good prices in Tokyo. To many happy returns!

K
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Shinsen Kappo Sanoya is an incredible restaurant, tucked into a quiet neighborhood near Shibuya. My fiance and I were looking for a place for dinner while in Japan, and as fate would have it, Shinsen Kappo Sanoya had two seats left for dinner! Without hesitation, we booked it and honestly, it was the best decision ever. The chef, Masayuki-san is so talented and his passion for cooking truly shows!

1st: Dashi Soup with bonito, kelp, white radish, tuna shavings and a little salt

2nd: Shrimp with Japanese spinach, roe and yuzu

3rd: Chawanmushi with delicate foam -
4th: Hassun

5th: Sashimi course

6th: Duck shabu with japanese celery, firm tofu, and scallion

7th: Spanish mackeral cooked with radish and japanese citrus

8th: rice, buta kakuni, miso soup, and pickled veggies.

9th: Nitrogen apple sherbet made with 4 different kinds of apples with differing flavors

This was an incredible meal and I can only whole-heartedly recommend it to everyone. Masayuki-san is so kind and can converse in English, and can also serve such delicious Kaiseki! Definitely come here and experience this place!! Please check this place out on Yelp for full descriptions as I couldn't fit them under the character limit. So good!!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best experience we had in Japan. Everything was crafted with care and a great attention to detail.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience! Traditional Japanese coursed meal, and the chef was very welcoming and took time to introduce each course in English to us (despite being the only tourists we felt comfortable and welcomed by the other diners). The food was delicious and it was a great time.

SH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dinner experience - best I've had in Japan and great chat with the chef! I will be sure to come back for a truly special night of a fantastic meal!

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My best meal in Japan...for two trips in row.

OT
London
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply great

l
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience trying and enjoying inventive dishes celebrating unique, seasonal ingredients made with love and care. Chef was thoughtful, kind and funny as he explained each of the courses in Japanese and English. Intimate and serene setting with a great selection of sake that paired well with the unforgettable multi-course meal.

EB
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

After you have finished you know why everybody has to arrive by 7pm: Excellent food needs not only great ingredients (that were of course used) but also a perfect timing. Therefore the food was really excellent. A feast for the eyes and - at least for me - a sometimes surprising, but always great taste. You could really see and taste Sano-san's heart and soul put into it.
The different sake served were delicious - and each a perfect fit for the corresponding course. The atmosphere was due to only 8 guests rather relaxed thus underpinning the experience.

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

貸切的な感じで落ち着いていて、腰を落ち着かせてしまいました。オーナーとの会話も楽しいです。

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MF
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must visit when you‘re in Tokyo and you want to experience Kaiseki. One of the best dinners we had so far - not only in Japan. The food itself and the way of preparing and presenting it is outstanding. Also, the chef speaks English fluently - he explained every course in detail to us and we had a very nice conversation with him after the dinner. We‘ll definitely come back when we‘ll visit Tokyo again.

LD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dining experience. Chef prepares and explains a seven course meal before your eyes. Sake pairings are a plus. Locally sourced ingredients. Chef speaks great English so we were able to participate fully. Handmade grapefruit sorhet! Would highly recommend.

M
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

2度目の訪問でしたが、季節によってメニューも違って何度言ってもたのしめるなと思います。またそれぞれ大変美味しく、それにあった日本酒のペアリングも最高でした!また、行きます♪

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wir hatten einen fantastischen Abschluss unserer Japan-Reise. Die Gerichte sind wahnsinnig lecker, der Service toll und es ist eine einmalige Erfahrung, dem Koch bei der Zubereitung der Gerichte zuschauen zu dürfen!

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OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

何度かお邪魔していますが、毎回食の楽しみを堪能させて頂いてます。

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is amazing. Food is incredible, the service is outstanding, the chef is very talented, and price is extremely reasonable.

OT
Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

From the tangy ayu and salad starter to the refreshing ume plum and shiso dessert, the chef had put together a medley of Japanese and fusion morsels that piqued taste buds and pleased the eye. A pleasing dinner that reset the balance at the end of a long day.

OT
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service! The best duck breast and sea eel!!!

NY
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the good authentic kappo cuisine with a little western touch. Really well executed.

d
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful set menu mostly prepared before your eyes. Just seven counter seats. Generous sake pairing available (and recommended). Chef will describe each course in English if necessary. A bargain for what’s provided.

OT
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

とても美味しかったです。また来店したいと思います。
オーナー気さくでとても接しやすく、海外方にも優しいでした。

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C
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

選び抜かれた食材と器。一皿一皿にご主人の食に対する静かなる情熱が感じられ、日本酒とのペアリングも至福のマリアージュでした。季節ごとにお訪れたいと思うお店です。

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k
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

日本の心が料理に表され生きている今の瞬間をしっかりと堪能することができました。過去・現在そしてこれから味わう時に想いをめぐらす至福を感じることができました。

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

料理へのこだわりは強く感じます。
シーンとしてはカウンターのみなので、二人での来店が理想かと。
彼氏・彼女。上司・部下。接待など。
お店の中は静かなのであまり込み入った話は出来ません。
料理とお酒に集中する感じ。

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p
Seattle
63 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely fantastic place! I came here by myself and I had a wonderful getting to know the chef and having dinner. I have been to many fine dining establishments around the US and the world, and I had one of the best times here. I tend to favor fine dining experiences that are a lot more casual, where the focus is on the quality of the ingredients separately and together, and about having a good time and enjoying others' company. Additionally, one of the great things that really made this experience for me was that the chef has spent time in the US and speaks English, and he love to converse, which is particularly useful when you're dining solo. Can't recommend this place enough! Remember to get a reservation, be respectful of Japanese dining culture (google it!), and be thankful to the chef. And share this place with others!

K
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

日本出張でのお楽しみとして、最初に思い浮かぶ和食処。いつも期待を裏切らない安心感とちょっとしたサプライズが魅力。締めのご飯は、先ず最初に香りを楽しんでから、ゆっくりと口に運ぶのが流儀。
ボストン在住

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OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stop reading this review and book this restaurant before word gets out! By far the best dining experience we’ve had in Tokyo - the chef is incredibly skilled, knowledgeable and fluent in English. He crafted a wonderful menu that had us wondering where 2.5 hours had went. Can’t recommend highly enough.

OR
London
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Booked for a birthday on our last night in Tokyo. Was one of the best meals we've ever had. The owner Sano-san is incredibly welcoming and passionate, watching him put together the dishes was an amazing experience.

K
New England
2 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

素材の選択、調理方法、味付け、演出のすべてが秀逸。特に香りを大切にしているところが素晴らしい。お店の雰囲気と店主の気配りも心地良く、毎週でも通いたくなる隠れ家的な和食処。

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OT
Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a lovely way to spend a rainy evening. The courses harmonized well, and the chef gracious enough to offer explanations in English. I think I’ll be back the next time I’m in Tokyo.

j
New England
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Nice surprise. Good atmosphere

h
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

お料理はとてもおいしいです。
ただ時間制で全員が同じペースで料理を出されるので、ゆっくり食べる時間はないです。
ゆっくり話していると、「お嫌いですか?次出ますので早めにどうぞ。」と急かされたのが少し残念でした。

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OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the ULTIMATE Omakase dining experience!
It’s obvious from the moment you walk in. Be prepared to spend $300 for a couple which will include the sake.

Sano-San does an incredible job of making both foreigners and locals feel welcome. His English is good and his cooking and sake pairings are AMAZING . The menu changes monthly so we will definitely come back.

His restaurant holds at most 8 customer at once and there is only one seating per night at 7pm.

OT
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

定期的に伺っています。
創意工夫されたお料理と、ペアリングの日本酒が素晴らしいです。
季節を感じることができるお料理が素晴らしいです。

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LK
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing restaurant with a friendly chef who will make you an exquisite course dinner. Fantastic sake selection, one of the best meals I've had in Japan (or anywhere really).

TM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great meal here as the food was so inventive, presented well, and flavorful. It was fun to see the chef at work and put so much effort into the details. The sake pairing for just an additional $25-30 was great as a glass came with almost every course.

The chef has culinary experience from Kyoto so was nice to see his take on Kyoto cuisine. He speaks English pretty well so nothing to worry about there as he has an English menu of the tasting and explains each dish as well.

FG
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We really enjoyed dining at Kappo Sanoya. The seasonal dishes were outstanding. If I would have to pick one favorite dish, however, it would be the blowfish with cabbage and yuzu-foam.
The service was kind and Masayuki Sano is a great chef. We had a lot of fun.
We will visit this kaiseki restaurant again during our next stay in Tokyo.

OT
Vancouver
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic intimate multicourse meal with wine pairings. Chef took time to explain each course in English. Wonderful evening!