Stalwart of the Chelsea Market gets a new finish. Retail shop sees separate counters for lobsters fresh or steamed. Long steel counter for fresh fish offerings, or get super-fresh with eight-seat o... read more
Name should give you some indication of the versatility here. Chef is Chinese-Korean, brings pan-Asian knowhow to continent-spanning menu. Izakaya faves like gyoza and yakitori joined by honey yuzu... read more
Jonathan Morr of BONDST takes over plum space at the Dream Downtown. Red-velveteen décor brings a sexy vibe. Focuses on sushi and sharable Japanese bites with a French twist. Choose a la car... read more
Classing up the Bowery from a perch at the Wyndham Garden Chinatown. Kitchen starts Japanese, isn’t afraid to follow tangents. Burgers get teriyakiinaise sauce, club sandwiches come with baco... read more
After 18 years of Sag Harbor crowd pleasing, sushi pros cross over to the big island. Output divided between fresh sushi and modern Japanese cuisine. (Ringers like bulgogi slip in, too.) Chile tuna... read more
UES's best sushi now available in Tribeca. Chef Gari-san stays ahead of the curve, getting avant-garde with top-rate fish. Bluefin and ponzu mousse, tuna with tofu, squid and shiso flowers. Umm, fl... read more
L.A.’s answer to Nobu comes to NYC. “Signature dishes” like hamachi fusion, yellowtail and jalapeño, and miso black cod pretty much lifted straight from Chef Matsuhisa. Top... read more
Hell’s Kitchen finalist Guy Vaknin does sushi for vegetarians and aesthetes. Brick, wood, and avocado-shaded walls fill an energetic space, though business is mostly take-out. Gluten-free &ld... read more
Former ballerina/nutrition expert/collector of fine things Mihoko Kiyokawa brings Franco-Japanese fare to the Flatiron. Tall ceilings, vivid artwork, gold-and-tan embroidered screens fill intimate ... read more
Always-reliable Blue Ribbon crew drops lively Japanese tavern on the Thompson LES. Like a Bromberg bros greatest hits package, with sushi, fried chicken, and comfort food brunches all represen... read more
Prolific izakaya-style chain out of Tokyo opens a location near the Flatiron. Open ceilings and a long bar; seating in a front vestibule, rear dining room, and second-story loft above an open kit... read more
A mini-Masa for the Village. Former Bar Masa and Masa head chefs join forces, hang their own sushi shingle. Name comes from the Japanese for the fresh parts, and brother, this shizz is fresh. Omaka... read more
Hot sushi, Mexican gyoza, Japanese tacos: these cats are turning the playbook upside down. First US location of Mexican fusion chain. Comes complete with conveyor belt snaking through the room, o... read more
Serpentine banquettes set slick stage for contemporary Asian fusion. Nightclub lighting shades lounge space, trim balcony. Kitchen takes Japan as a starting point, adds international accents. Calam... read more
Cursed THOR ground floor takes a stab at a steak frites ‘n’ sashimi joint. Glam trappings abound, inspired by ‘70s California, complete with mirror-tile sushi bar and serious marb... read more
David Bouley gets inspired by visit to Osaka cooking school, spends years putting together Japanese restaurant that's exacting to the last detail. Fish tanks, artisanal soy sauce, ingredients gro... read more
Sure, it's a Japanese sushi joint, with all the quiet restrained service and such, but the Japanese are eating pig's feet (tonsoku), just like your country cousins. Only get this: when you eat &lsq... read more
Understated space with outstanding fish. Masato Shimizu behind the sushi bar, Jewel Bako lineage clear from creative takes on the raw. For the cooked, don't miss squid ink risotto with sea urchin, ... read more
Nobu iron chef Masaharu Morimoto's Chelsea Market extravaganza. Architect Tadao Ando's interior is an ultra-modern stunner. Fusion fun with Japanese bouillabaisse, lamb carpaccio, and yellowtail pa... read more
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Kristi Paras of Zachary's Smile re-ups her Village space with a bou...
Appointment-only, hour-long guided shopping experience. Second show...