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About Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511
511’s head chef bids on the finest Kobe beef cows, selecting for purchase, in their entirety, only those whose meat is of the highest quality. Lavish use is made of those rare cuts, which one has few chances to savor, in preparation for our genuine Kobe Beef Kaiseki.
Dear Plaza Akasaka B1
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
Hours of operation:
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm
There may be exceptions to the above schedule. Ensure you use the search to confirm availability.
¥10,001 and over
4 min walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Akasaka Station
4 min walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Marunouchi Line Akasakamitsuke Station
Beer, Private Room, Wine
Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511 Ratings and Reviews
great service as soon as we walked into the restaurant. Everyone greeted you on your way to the table. Every course came out artistic pleasing and delicious especially the Kobe beef steak which was melt in your mouth spectacular. Great for special occasion and great dining experience.
It was a family trip. Kobe beef was on our bucket list and we missed the reservation on the first 2 destinations at different restaurants because we had to make reservations 2 to 3 days in advance. Finally we made it for lunch at Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511. The service was excellent. The staff of as very professional and their English was proficient. Our hostess was awesome! She recommended in detail which cuts
and grades would fit our taste. We ordered both the sirloin and tenderloin cuts but the sirloin was out of the world! It just melted in your mouth!!! At the end of the meal, the Master Chef came out and introduced himself and showed us a sample of the raw genuine steak. What a memorable meal: best service and best Kobe beef! We would recommend this restaurant (you should make reservation in advance). We would dine here again on our next trip to Japan!!!
We were greeted by a handful of very welcoming professional staff. The Complete kobe beef course which we ordered was very creatively and aesthetically presented. I found most very tasty except for the kobe beef shank with domyoji . I especially enjoyed the flame- baked kobe beef steak. Really does melt in your mouth. The kobe beef sushi was also excellent. Yes, it was expensive but worth it. Would I order the complete course again if I came back? Probably not but I would definitely order the flame- bake kobe steak a la carte because it was that yummy
On my family's recent trip to Tokyo we decided we wanted to experience Kobe beef. I did some research and heard great things about 511. The service was great, but the steak was unbelievable! I now know what all the fuss is about! We chose to go at lunch on a Saturday to help keep costs down and it was also nice and quiet. We actually debated whether to go back again!
My wife and I went here while staying at the Capitol Hotel Tokyo. It was a short 1/2 mile walk to the restaurant. We walked past it a couple times because it's actually underground. The restaurant is beautiful. The Kobe was delicious and the staff were all great and friendly. Their command of the English language was exceptional. From the pickles to the miso soup, the experience was great and we will be back.
What a delightful and delicious evening! I highly recommend Kobe beef Kaiseki 511 for both the quality of the food and the service. This is not the type of restaurant to go to for a "value meal" - although the pricing is quite reasonable for the quality you receive. We've had fabulous dinners here a number of times and always leave wanting to come back again soon. Keep in mind this is true Kobe beef of the highest quality. There are just a handful of restaurants in Tokyo that serve this type of beef - and this restaurant nails it!
Japanese Kobe Tasting menus was not memorable
But had to order more of the sirloin : with each bite it was better than the last.
This is the best kobe you can buy and the first sensation when it enters your mouth is the most exceptional.
The house wine menu is disappointing
Outstanding service and very creative ways to eat Kobe beef! I got the complete kaiseki dinner and it was a delicious one-of-a-kind experience with variety and quality in every dish. The Kobe beef was definitely tender and nicely marbled as advertised. The spongey soy sauce that goes with the flame-broiled steak tastes phenomenal as it melts on and compliments the meat perfectly. I also was pleasantly surprised by the turtle meatball soup. Although the price is a little high, you can't go wrong with this unique dining experience when quality and customer service is more important to you than the cost.
This was a place We would not forget. From the details of filling our water glasses to timing of our dishes, this place is impeccable with their service. The food was obviously the cherry on top. A must-go place when visiting Tokyo. Advance reservation recommended.
I went for lunch and it was amazing! The servers were very friendly and took the time to explain the restaurant's name and the true definition of Kobe beef standards. I was well informed. The meal itself was outstanding, the best piece of beef I have ever tasted. I highly recommend and plan to visit again. Thank you for a rewarding experience!
Perfect dinner and amazing A5 Kobe Beef. The only downside is the dessert. I don't like Japanese desserts but I did go to this place due to the Kobe beef experience and it was perfect. The price was a little bit salted. However, as I was in a honeymoon dinner, it worth every dollar spent.
This restaurant was recommended to me and it did not disappoint. The food was extremely tasty and the staff was great as well. The one thing that bothered me a little was the noisy family that was near our table which did not seem to match the whole vibe of the restaurant, but as we were leaving our waitress apologized for the noise and gave us a small gift.
My wife and I booked this restaurant in our trip to Japan. We are both big fan of Kobe beef and knew that Tokyo only has 11 restaurants that serve authentic, registered Kobe beef and 511 was one of them. We did our research and despite some "average" to "poor" reviews we decided to try this restaurant on our own.
We ordered two different styles of Kobe (corresponding to their marble grading). My piece of steak was delicious, although it was badly served with a strong "french" sauce that didn't match the delicate meat - and obfuscated the taste of the steak. My wife had a better piece of Kobe (w/ 11 rate of marbling). It was incredible alone - however the chef decided to add a non-sense plate with other poor ingredients. This was an extremely bad value for the money. The steak was terribly presented with other ingredients that only hid the real taste of Kobe. We think it ruined our experience and this place did a "disservice" to Kobe beef.
The ambience & service are excellent. Each dish was served with a short introduction in English adding to the overall appreciation and enjoyment of the dish. The medium rare A511 Kobe beef sirloin steak was grilled to a perfection with every bite melting in your mouth. All the dishes tasted exquisite. A truly enjoyable and satisfying dinner.
Amazing Kaiseki cuisine. Really tasty dishes that feature Kobe beef very nicely and wonderful atmosphere to enjoy the meal in. If you don't speak Japanese or even if you don't desire Kaiseki, you will love this place. The staff speaks good English and there are Western options as well. Drinks are also fantastic. Highly recommend!!!
511 is not an address or something similar you could think of. It's the kind of beef they use: beef in general is ranked from 1 to 5 (Kobe beef is normally ranked 4 or 5). Meat from different parts of a cow is ranked from 1 to 12 in terms of marbleness (rank 11 is second best, chosen because the steak can be big enough).
They serve tasting menus (kaiseki) in Japanese or Western style. I chose the Japanese one, which is very elaborate and simply perfect. The restaurant is about meat, but in the Japanese kaiseki they use some fish and seafood too. They still have some a la carte options if you don't want a full kaiseki. The wine list is good enough to accompany the chef's great work. Excellent service, of course. And one more positive thing: the restaurants of this level in Japan normally don't accept children under 12. Kobebeef kaiseki 511 accepts kids of 6 and older: they offered me with 2 kids a separate room where we could feel more free and not disturb other guests.
The price is high, you will probably spend at least 15000 YEN per person, but the quality is outstanding.
Booking in advance is essential.
After visiting the restaurant in 2015 for the first time, I knew I had to come back the next time I visit Japan, or at the very least find a place to get some Kobe beef.
So when my friends and I decided to make plans to go in 2016, I highly recommended to try out Kobe beef. Warning them that it'll obviously be pricier than a normal meal, I told them I understood if they weren't interested but that I was also willing to go on my own if that were the case. Thankfully they were all excited with the idea and also wanted to try out Kaiseki 511 under my recommendation.
Just like my last visit, the entire experience was fantastic. Making reservations was simple, the staff were very friendly and helpful, and a few of them were English speaking so it's definitely an English friendly establishment. The food was fantastic and none of my friends had any regrets with joining me for this meal.
The only reason I took away a star for Value is that I can honestly admit that I'm totally unaware of how much other places would charge for a similar meal/experience. Is it possible to find a place that's more reasonably priced? Perhaps. But after having 2 great meals at this establishment, I see no reason to shop around and risk having anything less.
Excellent food and service. Overpriced though and though the wine list is great there's very little choice of wine, if not none, that is less than 10,000 yens. There should really be a selection of more affordable wines. Not everyone can buy classified Bordeaux reds!
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