From the moment we arrived We were treated like royalty. It was not intimidating, but very inviting and friendly. We made reservations to seat at the chef's table, which was a fantastic experience; We got to see how the food was very carefully put together piece by Beautiful piece.
They have a sake and tea menu that the staff was happy to talk to us about and we ended up ordering one sake and one tea. Both of them were delicious and paired well with our food. Now, The food, how can I describe it? It was beautiful, it was delicious, and it was unusual. It was also very Japanese. There were two menus to choose from; one had eight courses and the other one had six, I think. We went four the eight courses (Hana menu). I recognized most of the ingredients, but some of them were unknown to me. Everything was presented beautifully and it was amazingly delicious. They explained to us that most of the ingredients are made right there at the restaurant, including the yuba.
All the dishes were small, so we were not stuffed, but we were not hungry either. All in all, it took three hours to get through our meal.
Everything had to be perfect. So much so that I one point, after I came back from a bathroom break, The waiter informed me that the soup was ready while I was away, but it had to be thrown away and prepared fresh so that I would get it at the perfect temperature. Crazy! Also, when I came back, my napkin had been folded in a neat triangle.
Yes, it is pricey, but go celebrate a special occasion with them. You will not regret it!