Shinsen Kappo Sanoya

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79 reviews
¥10,001 and over
Kappou
Counter seats restaurant. Please enjoy Japanese traditional "Kappo" style dinner course, 10,000 yen, and Sake pairing course, 2,800 yen. Dinner starts at 7:00 p.m. We open the door at 6:30 pm, so please arrive between 6:30 and 7:00 p.m. If you are arriving later than 7:00 p.m, then please inform us in advance.

We charge cancellation fee; One day before your reservation date, 5,000 yen/person, and the same day cancellation and No Show, 10,000 yen. We start to prepare before your arrival, so we do appreciate for your understanding.
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Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 25 December 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

最高の料理にお酒、楽しいお話をありがとうございます!入り口の線香の香りでもう気持ちがほぐれて、帰りまでとても幸せな気持ちになれます。

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NYSS
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 21 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

間違いないおいしさと、心が休まる空間です。毎回驚きと感動をありがとうございます。月に一度の楽しみに仕事をがんばれます。

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COCO
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

連れ合いの誕生日に、2度目の来訪。期待通り、泡の茶わん蒸し等々、工夫が光る料理、また盛り付け・器も美しく、さらにはペアリングの珍しいお酒まで、本当に楽しませて頂きました。全体のボリューム、コストパフォーマンスも満点です。

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Hawaii
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

いつお伺いしても、味も雰囲気もコスパも最高です

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goto
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

季節の旬を取り入れた素晴らしいお料理でした。
今回は友人の誕生日で利用しましたが、次回は両親を招待したいと思いました。
また伺わせて頂きます。

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naoc
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

10,000円のコース
飲み物はペアリングでおまかせに。
季節を感じる旬の食材、丁寧な調理、素晴らしい盛り付けと、繊細な味付けでどれも美味しかったです。
大将の気さくな人柄もあり、楽しい時間を過ごしました。
また行きます。

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

日本料理のツボを押さえつつも、柔軟な発想で新しいお皿を生み出しているお店です。

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vipDAGO
New England
11 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fabulous Omakase Dinner, great chef and possibly the best rare Sake collection at good prices in Tokyo. To many happy returns!

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Kyashii
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Shinsen Kappo Sanoya is an incredible restaurant, tucked into a quiet neighborhood near Shibuya. My fiance and I were looking for a place for dinner while in Japan, and as fate would have it, Shinsen Kappo Sanoya had two seats left for dinner! Without hesitation, we booked it and honestly, it was the best decision ever. The chef, Masayuki-san is so talented and his passion for cooking truly shows!

1st: Dashi Soup with bonito, kelp, white radish, tuna shavings and a little salt

2nd: Shrimp with Japanese spinach, roe and yuzu

3rd: Chawanmushi with delicate foam -
4th: Hassun

5th: Sashimi course

6th: Duck shabu with japanese celery, firm tofu, and scallion

7th: Spanish mackeral cooked with radish and japanese citrus

8th: rice, buta kakuni, miso soup, and pickled veggies.

9th: Nitrogen apple sherbet made with 4 different kinds of apples with differing flavors

This was an incredible meal and I can only whole-heartedly recommend it to everyone. Masayuki-san is so kind and can converse in English, and can also serve such delicious Kaiseki! Definitely come here and experience this place!! Please check this place out on Yelp for full descriptions as I couldn't fit them under the character limit. So good!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best experience we had in Japan. Everything was crafted with care and a great attention to detail.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on 27 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

An amazing experience! Traditional Japanese coursed meal, and the chef was very welcoming and took time to introduce each course in English to us (despite being the only tourists we felt comfortable and welcomed by the other diners). The food was delicious and it was a great time.

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StefanH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on 20 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful dinner experience - best I've had in Japan and great chat with the chef! I will be sure to come back for a truly special night of a fantastic meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My best meal in Japan...for two trips in row.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on 25 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Simply great

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viplisap
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience trying and enjoying inventive dishes celebrating unique, seasonal ingredients made with love and care. Chef was thoughtful, kind and funny as he explained each of the courses in Japanese and English. Intimate and serene setting with a great selection of sake that paired well with the unforgettable multi-course meal.

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ErolB
1 review
Dined on 27 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

After you have finished you know why everybody has to arrive by 7pm: Excellent food needs not only great ingredients (that were of course used) but also a perfect timing. Therefore the food was really excellent. A feast for the eyes and - at least for me - a sometimes surprising, but always great taste. You could really see and taste Sano-san's heart and soul put into it.
The different sake served were delicious - and each a perfect fit for the corresponding course. The atmosphere was due to only 8 guests rather relaxed thus underpinning the experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 6 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

貸切的な感じで落ち着いていて、腰を落ち着かせてしまいました。オーナーとの会話も楽しいです。

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MaxF
1 review
Dined on 19 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

A must visit when you‘re in Tokyo and you want to experience Kaiseki. One of the best dinners we had so far - not only in Japan. The food itself and the way of preparing and presenting it is outstanding. Also, the chef speaks English fluently - he explained every course in detail to us and we had a very nice conversation with him after the dinner. We‘ll definitely come back when we‘ll visit Tokyo again.

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vipLizanneD
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great dining experience. Chef prepares and explains a seven course meal before your eyes. Sake pairings are a plus. Locally sourced ingredients. Chef speaks great English so we were able to participate fully. Handmade grapefruit sorhet! Would highly recommend.

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Mugi
1 review
Dined on 28 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

2度目の訪問でしたが、季節によってメニューも違って何度言ってもたのしめるなと思います。またそれぞれ大変美味しく、それにあった日本酒のペアリングも最高でした!また、行きます♪

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wir hatten einen fantastischen Abschluss unserer Japan-Reise. Die Gerichte sind wahnsinnig lecker, der Service toll und es ist eine einmalige Erfahrung, dem Koch bei der Zubereitung der Gerichte zuschauen zu dürfen!

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

何度かお邪魔していますが、毎回食の楽しみを堪能させて頂いてます。

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This place is amazing. Food is incredible, the service is outstanding, the chef is very talented, and price is extremely reasonable.

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

From the tangy ayu and salad starter to the refreshing ume plum and shiso dessert, the chef had put together a medley of Japanese and fusion morsels that piqued taste buds and pleased the eye. A pleasing dinner that reset the balance at the end of a long day.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 9 June 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food and service! The best duck breast and sea eel!!!

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NingY
Sydney / NSW
1 review
Dined on 19 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the good authentic kappo cuisine with a little western touch. Really well executed.

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vipdmorga
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful set menu mostly prepared before your eyes. Just seven counter seats. Generous sake pairing available (and recommended). Chef will describe each course in English if necessary. A bargain for what’s provided.

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

とても美味しかったです。また来店したいと思います。
オーナー気さくでとても接しやすく、海外方にも優しいでした。

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Cocho
1 review
Dined on 26 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

選び抜かれた食材と器。一皿一皿にご主人の食に対する静かなる情熱が感じられ、日本酒とのペアリングも至福のマリアージュでした。季節ごとにお訪れたいと思うお店です。

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kacchan
Tokyo
2 reviews
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

日本の心が料理に表され生きている今の瞬間をしっかりと堪能することができました。過去・現在そしてこれから味わう時に想いをめぐらす至福を感じることができました。

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

料理へのこだわりは強く感じます。
シーンとしてはカウンターのみなので、二人での来店が理想かと。
彼氏・彼女。上司・部下。接待など。
お店の中は静かなのであまり込み入った話は出来ません。
料理とお酒に集中する感じ。

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vippiscesmoni
Seattle
63 reviews
Dined on 17 March 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Absolutely fantastic place! I came here by myself and I had a wonderful getting to know the chef and having dinner. I have been to many fine dining establishments around the US and the world, and I had one of the best times here. I tend to favor fine dining experiences that are a lot more casual, where the focus is on the quality of the ingredients separately and together, and about having a good time and enjoying others' company. Additionally, one of the great things that really made this experience for me was that the chef has spent time in the US and speaks English, and he love to converse, which is particularly useful when you're dining solo. Can't recommend this place enough! Remember to get a reservation, be respectful of Japanese dining culture (google it!), and be thankful to the chef. And share this place with others!

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vipKatsu
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 20 February 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

日本出張でのお楽しみとして、最初に思い浮かぶ和食処。いつも期待を裏切らない安心感とちょっとしたサプライズが魅力。締めのご飯は、先ず最初に香りを楽しんでから、ゆっくりと口に運ぶのが流儀。
ボストン在住

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vipOpenTable Diner
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Stop reading this review and book this restaurant before word gets out! By far the best dining experience we’ve had in Tokyo - the chef is incredibly skilled, knowledgeable and fluent in English. He crafted a wonderful menu that had us wondering where 2.5 hours had went. Can’t recommend highly enough.

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OliverR
London
1 review
Dined on 9 January 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Booked for a birthday on our last night in Tokyo. Was one of the best meals we've ever had. The owner Sano-san is incredibly welcoming and passionate, watching him put together the dishes was an amazing experience.

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vipKatsu
New England
2 reviews
Dined on 19 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

素材の選択、調理方法、味付け、演出のすべてが秀逸。特に香りを大切にしているところが素晴らしい。お店の雰囲気と店主の気配りも心地良く、毎週でも通いたくなる隠れ家的な和食処。

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OpenTable Diner
Tokyo
4 reviews
Dined on 11 December 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a lovely way to spend a rainy evening. The courses harmonized well, and the chef gracious enough to offer explanations in English. I think I’ll be back the next time I’m in Tokyo.

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jdoe
New England
1 review
Dined on 24 November 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

Nice surprise. Good atmosphere

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hiro
Tokyo
1 review
Dined on 23 November 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

お料理はとてもおいしいです。
ただ時間制で全員が同じペースで料理を出されるので、ゆっくり食べる時間はないです。
ゆっくり話していると、「お嫌いですか?次出ますので早めにどうぞ。」と急かされたのが少し残念でした。

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 18 November 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is the ULTIMATE Omakase dining experience!
It’s obvious from the moment you walk in. Be prepared to spend $300 for a couple which will include the sake.

Sano-San does an incredible job of making both foreigners and locals feel welcome. His English is good and his cooking and sake pairings are AMAZING . The menu changes monthly so we will definitely come back.

His restaurant holds at most 8 customer at once and there is only one seating per night at 7pm.

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Shinsen Kappo Sanoya is rated 5 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.