A Look Inside Kaizan
Food & Drinq does a walk though of Kaizan Modern Japanese, the new Japanese restaurant from the people who gave us Fuji Mountain. Kaizan is opening this Thursday and accepting reservations via OpenTable.
Concept is based on the formal Japanese dining style called kaiseki, but the look — based on a late-construction walk-through led by general manager Joseph DePalma — is sexy.
Through a beaded curtain are tables in that black wood that everyone’s doing today. The dining room is smaller than you may remember. Owner Jonathan Chun, who has Fuji Mountain on Chestnut Street, shrank it to install a small outdoor patio that overlooks the building’s entrance on Locust. Toward the back is a drinking bar; behind that is a spacious sushi bar. Servers will wear black, specially fitted chef’s jackets.