How long does a meal typically last?
We typically serve the meal at a three and a half hour pace until the last course is served. Guests typically stay until 10pm.
Can you accommodate dietary restrictions?
We are able to accommodate requests for omission of single ingredients such as nuts, but we are unable to create alternate menus for vegetarians, gluten-free diets, and shellfish allergies.
Why do you not have alternate menus for gluten-free diners, vegetarians and people with shellfish allergies?
There are only two of us cooking a ten course dinner every day, and we are under difficult time constraints because every morning we start all the food entirely from scratch. The only way this is made feasible is by serving everyone the same menu every night. All of our dishes typically use seafood and soy sauce in some way, so would have to remake the entire menu to make it vegetarian or gluten-free, which is not possible in the amount of time we have.
Do you have a corkage fee?
We charge a corkage fee $100 per 750mL bottle of wine, limited to one bottle per party. We do not permit corkage on sake.
What if I can’t get a reservation on the day I need it?
All reservations are via Tock. If you do not see availability on the night you would like to come, you can add yourself to the waitlist by following the "join waitlist" link. When there are cancellations we will contact people on the wait list in the order they have been wait listed.
Where does your fish come from?
We use both domestic seafood and seafood from Japan. Other than some shellfish such as clams and oysters, 100% of the fish we use is wild.
Where do we park?
Parking is in the ROW DTLA parking. There are 4,000 parking spaces in the lot. Please refer to the map on the Contact page to see how to access Hayato, and note that online directions to our mailing address are incorrect and will send you to an inaccessible gate in the produce market.
Do you take walk-ins?
We are unable to accommodate walk-ins because the seafood for each diner is ordered days in advance. We do not stock any extra ingredients for walk-in guests.
When do reservations become available on Tock?
All reservations are released on the 1st of the month at 10:00am PST for the entire month.