Does anyone have any experience of a Japanese place called Makato in NW DC? If so, can you share them with me?? I hear it is supposed to be true kaiseki style Japanese.
Makoto is very small, so be sure to call for a reservation. I live in the neighborhood, and have tried to drop in early a couple of times and have been turned away. I have been there several times, though and the food has been uniformly excellent. You can sit at the bar and order yakitori by the piece, which is fabulous, or sushi -- though I think there are better places for sushi. The kaiseki dinner is awesome. There was an article in the Post about someone who wouldn't buy bottled water when she was refused a request for tap water. the woman went into the bathroom and got tap water for herself--and the chef/owner kicked her out. He said that he uses filtered water for his cooking, and tap water ruins the taste of his food.