Sushi Ishikawa, which currently has a location on the Upper East Side, opens today at 207 West 80th Street, Grubstreet first reported.
The Vietnamese-born chef and owner, Don Pham, plans to open his new sushi spot on January 15th.
The Omakase restaurant will offer 15 and 16 course menus, respectively priced at $125 and $155 (with optional sake and wine pairings).
According to Sushi Ishikawa’s website, the menu courses frequently change based on availability and seasonality; but one thing all diners should expect are the innovative twists Pham is known for. Common ingredients include white truffles, Toro caviar and edible gold leaf flakes.
“As a long-time, highly experienced and passionate sushi chef in NYC, who is known for putting a unique twist on traditional sushi, as well as his fun and charismatic personality, Chef Pham customizes his sushi selections for each guest, providing the most personalized and mouth-watering Omakase experience.”
According to The Infatuation’s review of Pham’s UES location, diners may also witness “pieces of fatty tuna seared with a blowtorch”. They also mention that the diversity of flavors may be a sensory overload for some, and that sushi purists should most likely keep their distance.
The new restaurant will have a 12 seat sushi counter, so they recommend making reservations well in advance.
Sushi Ishikawa’s website indicates it will be open Tuesday through Saturday (closed Sunday and Monday).