Hi Chowhounds, thanks to the great reviews of n/naka here, my husband and I decided to celebrate there last weekend. The atmosphere was quiet, calm, zen, lovely, thoughtful - just like the dishes. We had the Chef's tasting menu - 9 courses, and walked away perfectly satisfied.
#1: started off with an Uni amuse bouche in a glass (no picture) on top of a grated potato ball. It was interesting texturally.
#2: perfectly seared scallop and half a shrimp on carrot puree
#3: Toro in ponzu on ice - delicate, cold, delicious.
#4 Sashimi selection: tuna, skipjack, yellowtail, and an oyster
#5: Seabass in ponzu and grated mountain yam - I have never liked the raw grated yam before but it was so delicious and added nice body to the broth.
#6: My favorite dish of the night: pasta with roe, cream, white truffle oil and abalone. I wanted another serving and would've licked the bowl if no one were around.
#7: Tender beef cooked on top of a magnolia leaf on top of a charcoal brazier.
#8: 6 pieces of sushi - (not all photographed here): shrimp, uni, mackeral, and I forget what else. Each piece was so delicate and ridiculously fresh.
#9: Black sesame creme brulee with red bean cheesecake and a dab of ice cream.
It was all amazing. Wonderful balance. Felt very satisfied. Not one dish I didn't love!
BRAVO! We're definitely coming back!