It isn’t typically we’re equally impressed by meals and design innovation with the identical depth. However Nami Nori, a brand new Japanese restaurant in NYC’s West Village, has formally blown us away. In addition to the three founders all being alums of Masa, the one Three-Michelin-star sushi restaurant within the nation, Nami Nori has captivated our artistic senses with their present stopping tackle temaki served up “taco fashion” on completely lower wooden blocks in a laid again Cali-Scandi-Japanese décor.
“Usually temaki is served both in a cone form or like in a cylinder, however we serve an open-style of temaki, which lets you see the substances inside,” Limb, the operations director, mentioned. “You’ll be able to eat together with your eyes earlier than you style it, and it’s very straightforward to eat.”
The trio’s try and be extra inclusive with out sacrificing high quality is one thing sushi eating places have been missing for many years. The coolness inside vibe by MN Design Skilled Company, is gentle and vibrant, impressed by “each fashionable seashore homes and conventional Japanese residences.”
This whole menu shouldn’t be solely gluten-free, however turns recent fish, greens, and rice wrapped in nori into two-bite taco eye sweet! And after you devour the luxe rolls of uni, toro-scallion, and lobster tempura with yuzu aioli… They even have open temaki-style desserts (sans nori). Ice cream flavors similar to choco-Hojicha are topped with candied pecans and caramel and wrapped in a waffle-cone shell.
All photographs courtesy of Sebastian Lucrecio.