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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.

4-3-28 Akasaka
Dear Plaza Akasaka B1
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
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Dining style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Kaiseki

Hours of operation:
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm
Dinner
Mon–Sat 6:00 pm–11:00 pm

There may be exceptions to the above schedule. Ensure you use the search to confirm availability.

Dress code:
Smart Casual

Price range:
¥10,001 and over

Payment options:

Phone number:
03-6685-0511

Website:
http://www.a511.tokyo/

Public Transport:
4 min walk from Tokyo Metro Chiyoda Line Akasaka Station
4 min walk from Tokyo Metro Ginza Line / Marunouchi Line Akasakamitsuke Station

Additional:
Beer, Private Room, Wine

Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
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4.7

service

4.8

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4.5

value

4.2

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Diego)·Dined 4 days ago

A memorable experience. Kaisekei dining here was exquisite. The master chef infused cherry blossoms into their spring menu. He greeted us after dinner. I would return

Tags: Business Meals, Special Occasions
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 (東京)·Dined on 18 March 2017

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!

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasions, Romance, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Neighbourhood Gem, Healthy, Modern Decor, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (東京)·Dined on 11 March 2017

Very nice and outstanding food. High class service!

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 (東京)·Dined on 7 March 2017

Had an amazing time tasting one of the finest of Kobe beefs. Other than the fact that it was a little towards the pricy side but overall a good experience. The sirloin they served definitely put "kobe beef" at a proper standard.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Dallas)·Dined on 6 March 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Authentic, Local Ingredients
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 (東京)·Dined on 4 March 2017

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!

Tags: Seasonal, Romance, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasions, Group Bookings, Authentic, Cosy, Good for a Date
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 (Toronto)·Dined on 2 March 2017

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (London)·Dined on 18 February 2017

Great and Attentive service. Kobe steak melts in mouth. Had the Kobe tenderloin set and very happy with the quality of Kobe steak. The restaurant's name 511 as in Kobe A5 quality at Marble Level 11 (highest 12). Highly recommend.

Tags: Modern Decor, Business Meals, Good for a Date
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 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on 17 February 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Romance, Molecular Gastronomy, Cosy, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasions, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 9 February 2017

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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 18 January 2017

Terrific service and very attentive. Staff carefully explained each course. My second time here and enjoyed it as much as the first time.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Cosy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on 16 January 2017

Get the Western set menu which serves sirloin steak. The soup and appetisers were also 5 star. Would definitely go back if want Kobe beef meal.

Tags: Special Occasions
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 (東京)·Dined on 12 January 2017

We had a fantastic evenin at the restaurant. Very friendly and welcoming staff. They provided some very nice touches to the excellent meal for my wife's birthday. Creative and delicious dishes in a terrific atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasions
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on 12 January 2017

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!

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 (東京)·Dined on 11 January 2017

Very good restaurant and service also very good. I will be back

Tags: Authentic, Historic, Tasting Menu
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 7 January 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Special Occasions, Good for a Date, Romance, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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 (東京)·Dined on 6 January 2017

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.

Tags: Business Meals, Open Kitchen, Molecular Gastronomy, Special Occasions, Good for a Date
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 (東京)·Dined on 29 December 2016

great place to try kobe beef, servers and staff were friendly and helpful in picking out the menu. this place is a tasting menu only. would recommend for a place to try A5 kobe beef.

Tags: Group Bookings, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Special Occasions, Private Room, Tasting Menu
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 (東京)·Dined on 24 December 2016

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.

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 (東京)·Dined on 19 December 2016

All the food was great. The desert was too sweet for my wife and I. Service was great and the need was excellent.

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 (東京)·Dined on 14 December 2016

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.

Tags: Romance, Good for Anniversaries, Modern Decor, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 6 December 2016

While the main dish of kobe beef was fantastic, the other dishes missed the spot. Many dishes felt like they included kobe beef just for statement's sake and did not have an influence or taste on the overall dish. You can do much better for the price.

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 (Portland)·Dined on 1 December 2016

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!!!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Romance, Neighbourhood Gem, Business Meals
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 (東京)·Dined on 18 November 2016

Food was delicious! They knew our name when we showed up. Awesome experience

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Romance, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasions
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 (東京)·Dined on 12 November 2016

Amazing service - explaining everything about the food. Real high quality Kobe beef :)

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cosy, Romance, Fit for Foodies
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 (東京)·Dined on 9 November 2016

We ate a Kobe beef sukiyaki and a 100g steak for about 6500¥ at lunch time. It comes with various and delicious vegetables. We Will come back for a course next time. It's more expensive but it will definitely worth the price! Very nice place and staff.

Tags: Good for a Date, Private Room, Local Ingredients, Cosy, Special Occasions
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 (東京)·Dined on 5 November 2016

The visit at Kobe Beef Kaiseke 511 was an absolute fantastic experience. The Kobe beef (A5-11) was of course the crown juvel- top of the line and perfectly cooked. The staff, performed excellent service during the evening.

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 (東京)·Dined on 4 November 2016

お店は、とってつけたような高級感、という印象。お肉はレアが良かったけど聞かれず焼かれたものが運ばれてきたので、いいお肉A512をオーダーしたのにがっかりだった。

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 (東京)·Dined on 29 October 2016

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.

Tags: Special Occasions, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Modern Decor, Local Ingredients
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 (東京)·Dined on 26 October 2016

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.

Tags: Group Bookings, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasions, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive
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 (東京)·Dined on 24 October 2016

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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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on 22 October 2016

Food was exquisitely prepared and elegantly presented. Service was sublime and not rushed😃! The steak was to die for!

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 (東京)·Dined on 19 October 2016

私はビーフの中で神戸ビーフが一番好きです。神戸ビーフはとても美味しかったでした。楽しみました。A511のレストランはとても良かったでした。ありがとうございました!

Tags: Tasting Menu, Open Kitchen
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 12 October 2016

I had the complete Kobe beef course with female beef, according to staff this was even better than ordinary beef!? I loved everything 100 % except the "Steamed egg mixed Kobe-beef in Matsutake mushroom soup" that was not so exceptional as the other dishes. Overall it was a really good dinner with excellent service that I strongly recommend others to try out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasions, Tasting Menu, Group Bookings, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (Edinburgh)·Dined on 7 October 2016

Our 40th anniversary and last night in Japan. We enjoyed sushi for two weeks, but it was time for something special, and this was it. The service and explanations of all dishes . . .including a "beef map" and planter full of the living mushrooms used in various dishes . . .was superb. This first encounter with Kobe beef was pricey (at about $140 for the Kobe Beef Kaiseki dinner) but worth it.

The Google map is good, BUT . . .the directions after leaving the Akasaka-Mitsuke station are a bit confusing. The right turn you take after leaving the station at the Prudential Tower end is a very narrow alley, not a real street. If you wait for the real street, you'll get lost, and although it is a very pleasant neighborhood, and we built getting lost time into our schedule, you're better off taking the narrow alley, which gets you there quickly and directly.

I don't know if it was SOP or a recognition of our anniversary, but they gave us a parting gift of dried Kobe Beef-flavored noodles.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighbourhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on 7 October 2016

This is one of the best restaurant experiences I've had, and certainly the best in Tokyo. The staff was extraordinarily attentive, and the Kobe beef was outstanding. We opted for the multi-course Western style, and upgraded to the tenderloin cut. It was truly an outstanding experience and we are already planning a return trip next time we're in town!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on 28 September 2016

Dîner merveilleux, personnel attentionné, cadre très agréable, merci pour cette soirée!

Tags: Special Occasions, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (東京)·Dined on 23 September 2016

This is my second visit to 511.as we had aa heavy breakfast, we requested to share the set lunch. I'm not sure if it's not common to share in Japan culture because the waiter looked slightly displeased when we told him.

The beef is awesome as usual and i will definitely be back again during my next Tokyo trip.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Lunch, Good for a Date
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on 14 September 2016

Great experience with kobe beef, will go back again next time when I visit Tokyo

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 (東京)·Dined on 14 September 2016

After hearing amazing things about this restaurant, we made a lunch time reservation on our last day in Tokyo. When we got there, we were informed that they didn't do lunchtime tasting menus as they were reserved only for dinner. Sensing our disappointment, the waiter offered to change our reservation to dinner instead of lunch but that was not possible as we would no longer be in Tokyo by dinner time.

We made the best of it and ordered 3 meals:2 steaks and another lunch time offering that essentially amounted to Kobe meatloaf. The steaks were great; the meatloaf not so much.

I am unsure if we were there on a busy day, but our service was essentially nonexistent. After taking our orders, we never saw our original server again. A different server delivered our food without explaining any of the dishes and yet another server came by shortly after the food was delivered (2 minutes later?) to see that everything came out alright. And that was it. No one else came to check in, offer drinks, or anything of the sort.

We ate our meals, paid our bill and left. From all the reviews I've seen, I would say we're in the minority, but given the cost of the meal and the lack of service, this is not an establishment I would like to visit again.

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