Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau, who both worked at Masa before opening the omakase sensation Neta, left the 8th Street restaurant last October and have now found a new backer and another place to showcase their talents. The pair have taken over the space at 47 East 12th Street that housed Mexicana Mama Centro, and will open Shuko in the fall. Richard Bloch, who designed Masa and Neta, will be creating Shuko's look.
Before that, they are planning to warm up with a pop-up in East Hampton, also to be called Shuko, located within the former Highway Diner and Bar at 290 Montauk Highway. Happily, former Neta general manager Jerrad Ruiz will be joining them in both projects.
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