Far-out fusion—like the kind found at new Williamsburg restaurant Shalom Japan—seems either a product of link-baiting or insanity. Much as you might imagine, Shalom Japan marries Japanese and Jewish cuisines, a Venn diagram of Middle Eastern and Far Eastern suns that seem hemispheres apart. It’s outrageous and audacious. It seems so random. But is it Read More
Toranosuke “Tora” Matsuoka looks like he just got off the Jitney.
Tall and handsome, with a slick of black curls, he glides through the dining room of his Flatiron restaurant, shirt over-unbuttoned in that Hamptons way.
Mr. Matsuoka, 32, co-owns Sen, the seven-month-old sushi den that has become the social center of Silicon Alley’s cool crowd. The son of a New York artist working for Vogue magazine in Japan and a sumo wrestler, you could call him a poster-boy for globalization.
He calls himself “Jew-panese.”
Raw fish is a dish we generally prefer with a side of irony. Thus, in our second-favorite reason this week to mock BroBillies, the nabe is getting that snooziest of cuisines, an Asian fusion restaurant.
Indeed, the press release contains more signs of the Apocalypse than we can count. To wit: ”Fushimi offers a family-friendly, yet Read More
We called up Yasuhiro Makoshi, the manager of Restaurant Nippon in Midtown, to find out which players had been dining at the 46-year-old restaurant, one of the first to serve sushi in America, during the Open. The Nippon, due to its proximity to many of the players’ hotels and its owner’s passion for Read More