About Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511
Dear Plaza Akasaka B1
Minato-ku, Tokyo 107-0052
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.
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
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!
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
We want there for my husband birthday and we had a great evening! The Kobe beef menu was delicious, the staff was very friendly and the restaurant design is very nice. I recommend it to everyone who wants to discover the kobe beef prepared in various ways in a special and nice setting.
We tried the Kobe beef experience tasting menu. The Kobe sirloin steak is the best beef we have ever had. It was truly delicious. The restaurant staff were very attentive and they are very knowledgeable with the food they offer. Sasaki looked after us from the minute we entered the restaurant. She is a superstar and made us feel so welcomed. Her service was excellent! I informed them on the booking that it was my husband's birthday and they organised a nice birthday cake for us for free. They really go the extra mile to make sure their guests are happy. I highly recommend this restaurant to everyone! Thanks Sasaki and your team for making us a great dining experience in Tokyo!
I liked it, great steak.
Lunch its so empty that it fails on ambience to be honest. They should hire some people to sit and appear they are enjoying things to build an ambience or just shut down lunch.
A5 steak was great as expected and cooked to perfection. Overall no concerns though Tokyo is a challenging market and I dont think this is a definite repeat, but worth going at least once for Kobe beef.
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