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CO-OP Food & Drink, NYC

CO-OP Food & Drink Executive Chef: John Keller Sushi Chef: Stephen Wong Pastry Chef: Mame Sow Cuisine: American Nouveau, Sushi Neighborhood: LES Price: $50 per person (food, tax, tip) + extra for drinks Address: 107 Rivington St., NYC 10002 Phone:212-796-8040 Hours: Sun-Thu 5pm-2am; Fri-Sat 5pm-3am Former Nobu & Le Bernardin chef John Keller brings together … Continue reading

brushstroke, NYC

brushstroke Chef: David Bouley, Isao Yamada, Hiroki Murashima Cuisine: Japanese Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: $85 tasting menu (8 courses) is the only option for dinner currently with a $135 tasting menu option to come shortly Phone: 212.791.3771 Address: 30 Hudson St., NYC 10013 Hours: Mon – Sat: 5:30pm – 12am Natalya and I have been proud … Continue reading

Sushi Azabu, NYC

Sushi Azabu Chef: Mikio Yoshida Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: $65 per person Azabu course (cheaper options available as well as an à la carte menu) Phone: (212) 274-0428 Address: 428 Greenwich Street, NY, NY 10013 Sushi Azabu has been on my to-try list for a while. Not only is it another neighborhood Tribeca restaurant, … Continue reading

Tomi Sushi, CA

Tomi Sushi Restaurant 4336 Moorpark Ave San Jose, CA 95129-2030 (408) 257-4722 ‎ http://www.tomisushi.us Cuisine: Japanese Price: $15-$30 person This sushi restaurant is quite popular, and I recommend making reservations beforehand as the wait may be long and there is not a whole lot of space to stand and wait. My boyfriend and I came here … Continue reading

Nobu, NYC

Nobu Chef: Nobu Matsuhisa Cuisine: Japanese, Fusion Neighborhood: Tribeca Price: $100 per person would include appetizers, dessert and plenty of beverages Phone: (212) 219-0500 Address: 105 Hudson Street, New York, NY 10013 Nobu New York, a joint venture between Chef Nobu Matsuhisa, The Myriad Restaurant Group (also responsible for other Tribeca hotspots Corton, Centrico, Tribeca … Continue reading

Izaka-ya, CA

Izaka-ya Cuisine: Japanese http://izakayasj.com/ Address: 1335 Nourth First street, San Jose, CA 95112 Phone: (408) 452-8751 Izakaya is kind of like a Japanese pub. The term izakaya originates from sake shops that allowed customers to sit and drink. “i” = to sit, sakaya = sake shop. This place is very tiny– it shares a door with … Continue reading

Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas, CA

Gochi Japanese Fusion Tapas Cuisine: Japanese Fusion, Tapas/Small Plates Price: $15-30 per person Phone: 408-725-0542 Address: 19980 E Homestead Rd, Cupertino, CA 95014 Gochi is a really nice place to take your friends or family, just be sure to make a reservation beforehand or be prepared to wait a while for a table because this place is very … Continue reading

Ushiwakamaru, NYC

Ushiwakamaru Chef: Hideo Kuribara Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi Neighborhood: Greenwich Village Price: $100 per person Omakase options can range from $33 to $100 per person, I think one could be satiated with $60 worth of sushi Phone: 212-228-4181 Address: 136 West Houston Street, NYC 10012 Sushi has always been my favorite food.  In fact, I would … Continue reading

Spam Musubi

Mmm… spam. Don’t get grossed out. I know it sounds horrible to have this on a food blog but believe me, you gotta try this just once! Spam musubi, also known as spam sushi, is one of my favorite “once in a while” snacks, and a popular favorite when I visited Hawaii. You can find … Continue reading