Hachi Maki has opened its doors at 522 Columbus Avenue, just off the corner of 85th Street. Named for the headband that sushi chefs wear (hachimaki) and the lucky number eight (hachi), the new restaurant is owned by Jeremy Wladis of The Restaurant Group, who operates Good Enough To Eat next door.
Two other restaurants are currently offering delivery and take-out from this same address: The Great Burrito and King Wang’s. A press representative tells us The Great Burrito will continue to offer takeout and delivery, while the future of King Wang’s is currently up in the air.
Hachi Maki’s menu offers a variety of sushi and ramen dishes, desserts including cream puffs and Miso Cheesecake, and three main dishes: Miso Cod, Hamburg Steak, and Karaage (Japanese fried chicken nuggets with dipping sauce).
Sushi varieties include classics like tuna and salmon, veggie rolls (eggplant, mushroom), and premium options like caviar, wagyu beef tartare, seared scallop and more.
Some interesting starters include Furikake Fries with Japanese seasoning and mentaiko mayo dip, Nori Everything Chips with a caramelized onion tuna dip, and a Japanese Potato Salad – with karashi mayo, pickled radish, wakame seaweed (pictured below).
Another starter is this Kanpachi Crudo: Korean pear with jalapeno, yuzu soy vinaigrette.
There are four choices for ramen. This Shoyu Ramen comes with beef sukiyaki, shoyu tare, house double stock, blanched mizuna, nori and egg:
Here’s a look at the full menu:
Hachi Maki’s two-level interior features hand-painted panels of fish swimming upstream, a display of tenugui (cotton hand towels) and floating lanterns. The dining room comes with café style booths and free-standing wood tables.
Hachi Maki is open daily from 12pm to 9pm with 19 seats indoors for 25% capacity, as well as 40 outdoor seats. Learn more at hachimaki.com.