New York Sushi Ko
91 Clinton St., Lower East Side
Status: Opens Tonight
Even though the finishing touches are still being put on the space right now, at 8 p.m. tonight, the 11-seat omakase New York Sushi Ko will open its doors on the Lower East Side. This being omakase, there is no menu, with control of the 3-, 5-, and 7-course dinners in the hands of Masa and 15 East alum John Daley. (Daley left 15 East after three years to train in Tokyo under the sushi chef Rikio Kugo of Sukeroku.) He co-owns the restaurant with first-time restaurateur Steven Penchenski, and all of the bowls and plates and other ceramics were created by Brooklyn ceramicist Helen Levi.
Daley is emphasizing fresh ingredients and traditional preparations at the restaurant. Expect plenty of tuna, with fish flown in daily from around the world.
New York Sushi Ko is open Mondays from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m., Tuesdays through Fridays from 8 p.m. to 2 a.m., and Saturdays from 7 p.m. to 1 a.m. Daley and company will take reservations until midnight, and serve walk-ins until close.