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 →
Westchester’s Ridge Hill just received a taste of Asian flair with the opening of Little Buddha. A diverse menu draws influence from all corners of the Asian continent — China, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, even India: a pancake served alongside a curry dipping sauce. Appetizers include Spicy Edamame, which is tossed… 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 →
On the other end of the season, temperatures in the upper 40’s feels freezing. But as a snowy February winds down, that weather is practically spring. At Wasabi in Nyack, incredibly fresh and original sushi is the name of the game, and the strawberry roll is a great way to… Read More →
There’s a flourish to Ichiro Fusion, the new Japanese restaurant on Mamaroneck Avenue that has come to White Plains by way of the Upper East Side. Long a fixture for sushi-loving Manhattanites, the new suburban location — open since June — is decorated in hues of purple, dark blues, peaches… 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 →
When you think Okinawa in Yorktown — you think smoky hibachi tables, knife-wielding chefs and noisy, rambunctious kids. But there’s another side to the restaurant — the dining room and sushi bar side, where the only knife-wielding chefs you’ll see will be silently slicing through sushi. The thing to order?... Read More →
The Journal News has a story on New York State Senate Majority Leader Pedro Espada and 19 current or former executives of his Bronx not-for-profit health-care company, who were charged today with allegedly “siphoning” more than $14 million from the clinic where he serves as president and CEO. My favorite… 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 →
I went the other day for dinner and had a great meal. Here’s a little video about it: The 411 on Wasabi Grill in New City.
Neo World Bistro, an Asian fusion restaurant, has opened in Mount Kisco. The menu is a tour of Asian, from Korea’s bi bim bop to Japan’s udon noodle soup to Vietnam’s summer rolls. Plus, there are unusual twists and true fusion that will really blow your mind. Take, for example,... Read More →
This original post only reported a new Haiku in Mamaroneck. In fact, there will be two new restaurants. I have edited the post so it’s correct. Two more Haiku Asian Bistros are coming to Westchester. Owner Michael Lee says he’s opening one in Mamaroneck in late September and a fourth… Read More →
I made it to Spoon, the new Asian Fusion restaurant in Chappaqua the other day. My favorite? The fluke carpaccio with ponzu and truffle:
My colleague Keith Eddings has the scoop on the new restaurant going in on Main Street across from Via Quadronno and the Ritz. Louis Cappelli, the developer, will partner with Louis Ceruzzi to open a Japanese fusion restaurant. This, from Keith:
Even though my Sunday night suppers are usually the most elaborate home-cooked meals of the week, I couldn’t bear to cook last night. My husband and I headed to Wasabi. He started with the Sunomono: cucumber, tuna, crab,Â tobiko and rice vinegar: Crisp, cool and delicious.
Good morning. What are you doing to beat the heat? I went to Wasabi in Nyack yesterday…. I couldn’t take even lighting the grill.Â The salmon ceviche special with watermelon was delicious and refreshing. With that, here’s a look at what people have been talking about this weekend: MH likes… Read More →
After seeing Doug’s post on Hungry Travels, I had a hankering for Korean. But I wasn’t in the mood for barbecue: I was craving a dish most people don’t order at Korean restaurants: Hwe Dup Bap. It’s kind of like a sushi salad.
The sushi is both gorgeous and delicious at Wasabi. I was looking through my old drafts, trying to clean some old posts out that I never got around to writing. Some of them I just deleted. But there’s so much FP in this one from Wasabi in Nyack that I… Read More →
Per Se, Le Bernardin and … Mount Kisco Seafood? Thatâ€™s right. When it comes to some of the most exclusive tuna on the planet, Mount Kisco Seafood owner Joe DiMauro is keeping company with Per Seâ€™s Thomas Keller and Le Bernardinâ€™s Eric Ripert, two of the countryâ€™s most highly regarded… Read More →
Some of the best sushi I’ve ever had. Nothing fancy, just pure, clean, simple. Cut well. Rice seasoned just slightly with vinegar and wasabit. Handled with care. I went a couple of Saturday nights ago and the place was packed. The owenr, Umi, was at the helm. Couples at the… Read More →
Masao (just call me Umi) Umezaki, a veteran of Ichi Riki, NyackÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s original Japanese restaurant, went on to open the highly regarded Hikaru Sushi in Orangeburg. HeÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s returning to Nyack with Murasaki Japanese Restaurant, set to open at the end of October in the spot where the Zoo Bar used… Read More →