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“Fantastic Japanese food in Polanco Area of CDMX”
Review of Asai kaiseki

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Ranked #498 of 5,708 Restaurants in Mexico City
Price range: US$600 - US$3,000
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Neighborhood: Polanco
Description: Only one specialized Japanese Kaiseki Cuisine restaurant in Mexico City. Using local ingredients to transform into authentic Japanese cuisine. Cooking is fun !! Surprise!! and beautiful !! Waiting for your visit !!
Reviewed 4 April 2018

This is a tiny 14-seat restaurant, not unlike something you would find in Japan. Simply decorated, 3 2-top tables and about 8 bar stools at the chef counter.
We indulged in the 8 course tasting menu which was varied and absolutely outstanding!
The freshness of the fish and the beautiful preparation and artistry of the food and the serving vessels was amazing. Our server spoke very good English and explained each dish thoroughly and with knowledge. The timing of the serving was spot on. We are thrilled to have such a restaurant in Mexico City. It is expensive but so worth it.
Note: The entrance is on Juan La Fontaine Street. Not easy to find especially at night.
Walk through another bar and head upstairs.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018

A really beautiful restaurant with only a small number of seats most of them on the counter so you can watch the food being prepared. Food was really fresh and light and a nice change from tacos! Wish I could take this place back home so I could try the new tasting menu each month. Had the matching Sake / Wines / Whisky which was really good but it was busy even on a Monday and Sake didn't always quite arrive with the food.

Thank Tim R
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Reviewed 4 February 2018

This is certainly the best authentic Japanese restaurant in Mexico, i like fusion food like Nobu but it isn`t real enough. This place rocks. Chef has a wide ranging career Japan, Chile, Brazil and Mexico. Food was fantastic, delicate, tasty, and well presented. There is one person who wrote a bad review, ignore it, pay attention to the reviews which gave the highest rating. The person who wrote a bad review has only written one review, could be a competitor.nice selection of Shochu. My wife is Japanese and the chef was engaging so it helps her with homesickness as well. The best review you can give is to say I will be back, I certainly will

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Thank curbarn
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Reviewed 19 January 2018 via mobile

This is a hidden gem. Not as famous as Rokai or hype like Tori Tori, this small place is definitely worth visiting.
If Omakase is up your alley, let the chef treat you with his selection of nigiri and maki. Seat at the bar, the place is small, might accommodate 15 people tops and could be an expensive place, but it’s a great experience. Fish is superb quality and fresh. The rice is sublime. Good selection of Japanese whisky. Without a doubt one of the best Japanese spots in Mexico City.

Thank Miguel P
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Reviewed 26 November 2017

Hidden Japanese gem in heart of Polanco. The chef spent many years in Hyatt Hotel including Mexico City, Brazil and Chile. His Kaiseki (course) menu changes every month using seasonal ingredients (matsutake in November, Sanma in December) so you have to keep going back every month to appreciate his skill. Small restaurant so you have to make reservation in advance. The best value for the buck is the lunch menu for 550 pesos you get far more than you pay, so tip well please! Best Japanese restraurant in town!!

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Thank snakayam
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