Why did we dine here? – Restaurant Mitsunobu is a new restaurant from Owner Chef Mitsunobu and Executive Chef Aoki. They serve “traditional Japanese cuisine inspired by California.” Kaygetsu was located here previously. This restaurant focuses on local and seasonal ingredients.
Insider Tip – Lunch is cheaper.
Cuisine – Japanese
Location – Menlo Park
Opened – 2011
Service – Mitsunobu had reasonable service at lunch time.
Verdict – Mitsunobu serves up much more accessible, and high quality Japanese cuisine in this storied location. Prices are expensive, but at least the quality is there.
Signature Dishes – Sushi and Sashimi
Mitsunobu’s Menu Consists of a prix-fixe meal and a variety of a la carte items.
Sushi 8pcs & Tuna Roll ($33) was an excellent lunch, albeit an expensive one. Very fresh fish and delicate preparation.
Luncheon Taste of Mitsunobu ($30) Shrimp Tempura, Fish Tempura, wrapped with Seaweed, Grilled Yu-An and Glazed Salmon, Muscovy Duck Breast, BBQ Unagi was also expensive but filled with a wide variety of items. Highly recommended.
Luncheon Taste of Mitsunobu ($32) Sashimi, Shrimp Tempura, Fish Tempura wrapped with Seaweed, Grilled Yu-An Glazed Salmon was also a great lunch for those that do not like duck.
Ice Cream Sampler ($8) was not exactly very Japanese, but still hit the spot.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)