Sushi Seki | NYC
After watching Youtube videos of amazing omakase, I decided that this time around we had to get some. Sushi Seki was frequently listed as one of the top omakase options, and also had lots of openings for lunch. Although it’s more fun to go for dinner, I think we made the right choice because for the first half of our meal, we were the only patrons at the sushi bar, and could watch our Chef take his time and carefully prepare each piece. By the end of the meal, we were joined by six other people and the Chef was moving at a much faster pace. The only downside was that their social cocktails such as the Matcha Cocktail are not made at lunch.
While some have criticized Sushi Seki for including too many toppings – jalapeño featured frequently in our tasting – but I enjoyed this playful and interesting feature. I’d like to see what Sushi of Gari, where Chef Seki trained, is like in comparison. The only piece I didn’t enjoy was the octopus – very chewy. I wish they provided a list of the sushi serviced as it was difficult to catch exactly what Chef was saying.