Enter Shuko, the dark and brooding sushi bar in Union Square. The follow up project from ex-Neta chefs Nick Kim and Jimmy Lao opened early this month, serving a $135 omakase menu and longer $175 kaiseki meal, with composed dishes in addition to sushi. From either meal, expect a simple, classic preparations, and the occasional truffle encrusted sushi roll or caviar-topped lump of toro. The room has plenty of exposed brick and various woods, all under subdued lighting. It's dominated largely by the 20-seat sushi bar, but there are also a few tables and a cellar-like dining alcove that seats eight — a good bet for larger parties.
Omakase-Only Sushi Bar Shuko Is Dark and Intimate, Complete with a Dining Cave
Take a look around Shuko, the newly minted Union Square sushi bar from the original chefs of Neta.