After a small kitchen fire in April, Spring Jiang re-opened Samurai on May 30, showcasing new walls of stone and etched metal. She updated the dining chairs with brown and gray faux-reptile upholstery. The effect is soothing, warm, elegant and just a bit trendy. What hasn’t changed is the food… Read More →
By Christine Gritmon. Read the story on lohud.com. Mizu Hibachi & Sushi Lounge, a cavernous 200-seat restaurant that opened in February, is divided into four main areas — hibachi, restaurant, sushi and bar — each with a unique feel, but a similarly chic, lounge-y vibe. The walls are bathed in… Read More →
I wrote this week’s Restaurant We Love on Sushi Nanase in White Plains, and wow was I blown away; this is the best sushi I’ve ever had in Westchester. Here’s the link: Restaurants We Love Sushi Nanase. As I mention at the end of the story, Yoshimichi Takeda, the chef-owner,... Read More →
Hiya, it’s Katherine Curry with a quick tip on a new spot for authentic Japanese food. I was meeting my friend Michelle in Briarcliff for a quick lunch at Kiku, a tiny sushi spot on Pleasantville Road that’s been there for years. When we got there, there was no Kiku… Read More →
Downtown White Plains now has hip hibachi. Impulse, the latest creation of Andy Lin of Asian Temptation (and other restaurants), opened across from the City Center, and is offering communal dining at mod tables, while a chef prepares your meal tableside. The Japanese menu allows you to pick a meat… Read More →
Hipsters, you say??In New City??Once you get a look at the 30-foot-long copper bar, the flickering candles on the tables, the calming shades of ginger and tangerine and the dark wood accents — you might just be convinced:?yes, the scene at Kumo is ripe for hipsters. Kumo, which opened in… Read More →
Hi again, it’s Katherine Curry, guest-blogger. When Spoon opened in Chappaqua about two years ago, I said, “Yay. Another Asian fusion place.” Even my seven-year-old daughters recognized the sarcasm in that statement. It’s not so much that we have a ton of Asian fusion restaurants here in Northern Westchester (we… Read More →
It’s hard to find a good bowl of ramen around here. But thanks to this post on Chowhound, I found out that it’s a special at Nishi in Ardsley on Wednesdays. The broth was silky, warming and full of umami.