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Jazz at Kitano

Sushi, Japanese, American, Wine Bar
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66 Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10016 (38th)
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Sun - Sat 7:00 am - 10:30 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Bellaire, Texas, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Who would expect an outstanding jazz show in a Japanese hotel? Well, the Kitano is the real deal! Most evenings they have one of the leading jazz bands on stage. The place is small, so there is no bad table. The acoustics is surprisingly good and the intimacy of the small place makes it even more enjoyable. The schedule changes... More 

Thank Gabriel H
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, United States
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

We weren't here to eat, but to listen to the music, which was a wonderful performance by world-class jazz musicians. We did enjoy some chocolate cake, however, and it was very good, of course. Not a big room—we enjoyed the intimacy of it.

Thank Terry M
Tokyo, Japan
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2016 via mobile

I have enjoyed our lunch time at this place. We could chose one main of three kind of dishes, very delicious. Unfortunately, during my stay there, I had no chance to enjoy jazz, but the space seems like richly atmosphere.

Thank DRG24-2015
Jerusalem, Israel
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74 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Sunday morning can be a depressing time, but not at the Kitano Jazz Room, where Sunday morning brunch is a robust but refine jazz banquet in an upscale environment that is casual but elegant. The Kitano is a small and chic East side hotel that is a far cry from the basements of Greenwich Village, but the atmosphere is intimate... More 

1 Thank Michael W
Buffalo, New York
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6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2016 via mobile

This place is known for its top notch jazz acts. If you are looking to see some classic jazz in an intimate setting, then look no further. Be advised there is a cover charge for some acts. It's a great option and might be the only option for that genre in that general area

Thank Kurt Z
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2016 via mobile

Good food and service. Jazz music was great. Was seated on time, after being greated. Seating was somewhat crowded for our party of 7 even though we had advance reservations. .

Thank Larry J
Franklin Lakes, New Jersey, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 539 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This restaurant features a sort of quasi-Japanese cuisine with a very good beer and wine lineup. The music changes from time to time: we heard a superb Brazilian jazz trio with a guest singer -- wonderful acoustics -- and the lineup changes from time to time.

Thank robcurtross
Davis, CA
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

This brunch was recommended by a local in the theater scene. We were very pleased. They had two seatings: 11 & 1. We were at the earlier slot and the small room was less than half full with only about 12 guests total. The food was excellent and so was the service. Tony Middelton sang classic jazz with a couple... More 

Thank davisbikie
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

Good drinks and food, lovely music. Loved the location. The gem session on mondays is a great opportunity to hear various kinds of music

Thank Tal H
New York City, New York
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4 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

We attended the first set on a Friday night jazz performance by a musician we are familiar with. We have been to Jazz at Kitano before, and especially liked the former venue on an upper floor, a more intimate and audience-friendly venue than the lower level it currently occupies. We have also enjoyed seeing musicians who frequently play the local... More 

1 Thank Allyn K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $60
Sushi, Japanese, American, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Open Hours
7:00 am - 10:30 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 10:30 am
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 66 Park Avenue, New York City, NY 10016
  • Public Transportation: 4,5,6,7,S at Grand Central - 42nd St.
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighborhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: 12128857119
Intimate spot in the Kitano Hotel boasts live music most nights, eclectic fare & Sunday jazz brunch.

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