About Us

Our entire menu was designed to share, while we provide a dining experience that’s fun, engaging, and affordable for your whole group!

High Horse Founder, and celebrity Chef Katsuji Tanabe is known across the nation for his signature playful style and unique culinary combinations of Mexican, Japanese, and American flavors. With an upbringing in Mexico City, and successful restaurants stretching from Los Angeles to Chicago, he aims to provide all of his patrons with a unique dining experience that is engaging and affordable for all.

While competing in Top Chef Charleston, Tanabe fell in love with the South due to its rich food culture and knew he wanted to be a part of it. Today, Raleigh is the place he is proud to call “home”.

Through his restaurant, High Horse (which pays homage to the stables that once occupied the City Market area) Tanabe invites diners to leave pretentions behind and enjoy a “fun dining” atmosphere for all. With unique combinations of flavors, and a menu original to High Horse, we’re sure you’ll experience meals like you never have before.