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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.

107-0052
TokyoMinato-ku4-3-28 Akasaka
Dear Plaza Akasaka B1
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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:
AMEX, Diners Club, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

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, Outdoor Smoking Area, Private Room, Wine

Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511 Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.7

service

4.8

ambience

4.6

value

4.2

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Quiet

92% would recommend it to a friend

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Local Ingredients (12)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

My wife and I had the Japanese Kaiseki tasting course for dinner and the whole experience was excellent and deserves attention from the Michelin Guide. The chef used different parts of Japanese beef to prepare the various and delicious courses. All of the dishes were beautifully presented and the Kobe steak was definitely melt-in-your-mouth. The wait staff was very attentive and friendly and kept checking on us to ensure we were enjoying our meals. The dinner price is amazingly affordable compared to other restaurants that provide the same quality of meals and service. Will definitely return the next time we are in Tokyo. One issue we encountered was that the restaurant is below street level and requires you to walk down a set of stairs, which can be easily missed you don't pay attention to the restaurant's sign.

Tags: Good for a Date, Group Bookings, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasions, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on 13 June 2017

Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511 is the premier Kobe beef restaurant in Tokyo, Japan.
If your passion is to experience authentic Kobe beef "as best as it gets" this restaurant MUST be in your schedule.

Having a reservation is very important. Open Table reservations were exceptionally simple to use for this restaurant.

Tags: Special Occasions, Authentic, Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Group Bookings, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Neighbourhood Gem, Romance, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (東京)·Dined on 6 June 2017

Kobe Beef Kaiseki 511 was the best meal of my life. I love meat and the Kobe Beef are amazing.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Lunch
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vip
 (Naples)·Dined on 26 May 2017

Excellent food and service.... A special experience

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 (東京)·Dined on 23 May 2017

we came here at lunch time, the staffs are very friendly and can speeak english fluently. The service was amazing and it was our best dining experience in Japan.

Tags: Romance, Good for Anniversaries, Casual
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 (Calgary)·Dined on 8 May 2017

Great service and awesome food! We tried the Japanese style course dinner and it was delicious! At the end of the night, we were given a gift box of noodles which we were not expecting at all.

Tags: Group Bookings, Good for a Date, Romance, Special Occasions, Modern Decor, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Miami)·Dined on 20 April 2017

Very expensive and I prefer a good Argentinian steak

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (東京)·Dined on 20 April 2017

Great place to have real kobe beef. The Japanese style complete kobe beef course is a must when visiting Japan. The upgrade to chateaubriand is an excellent choice.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Organic, Special Occasions, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Tasting Menu
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 (東京)·Dined on 15 April 2017

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.

Tags: Special Occasions, Romance, Good for Birthdays
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 (東京)·Dined on 15 April 2017

My boyfriend and I had a great time at Kaiseki. Service and food was excellent, and I'll come back to try the tenderloin one day

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Orange County)·Dined on 14 April 2017

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!!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Lunch, Authentic, Quiet Conversation
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food5
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 (New York Area)·Dined on 12 April 2017

The Kobe beef tasting menu was amazing. I went there with my family and we all loved it! The tasting menu comes with a 100g Kobe beef steak but that's a little small so we all upgraded to the 150g steak...it was so worth it!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Romance, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasions, Fit for Foodies
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 (Seattle)·Dined on 8 April 2017

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

Tags: Good for a Date, Romance, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Special Occasions, Good for Birthdays
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 (México)·Dined on 27 March 2017

Gran opción para probar carne Kobe. Pedimos el menú completo y cada platillo fue excepcional, además tuvimos una muy buena atención por parte del personal. Recomiendo, sin duda.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on 21 March 2017

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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food5
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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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food5
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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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food4
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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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 (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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vip
 (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 :)

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