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Kosaka, Plant Love House's Sister, Sweetgreen Union Square, and More Open

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Both Michelin star sushi chefs and homey cheap eat restaurants opened this week.


1) Greenwich Village: Chef Yoshihiko Kousaka, formerly of Michelin-starred restaurant Jewel Bako, recently opened a new sushi establishment called Kosaka. The 18-seat restaurant serves a sushi-only omakase for $145 and a chef's tasting for $175. Besides the tasting menus, Kosaka also offers a few sushi and sashimi a la carte options. The drinks list has beer and wine for now. Status: Certified Open; 220 West 13th St., 212-727-1709

2) Prospect Heights: Elmhurst Thai food favorite Plant Love House now has a new location in Brooklyn called Look. It offers Thai home cooking, similar to what's available at the original location in Queens, which Ligaya Mishan called one of the best cheap eats restaurants in the city. Status: Certified Open; 622 Washington Ave., Brooklyn, 718-622-0026

3) Dumbo: Giuseppe Manco, who won first place in an Italian pizza making competition at an International Pizza Challenge last year, just opened a new Neapolitan-style pizzeria called Love and Dough. Options include a "Surrpressata" with hot soppressata, ricotta, mozzarella, cherries, and mint; and a "Love and Dough" pie with truffle cream, portobello mushrooms, mozzarella, and prosciutto di Parma. Status: Certified Open; 57 Pearl St., Brooklyn, 347-987-3404

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4) Williamsburg: Sweet Chick partner John Seymour and his wife Fallon debuted a Caribbean restaurant in Williamsburg last week called Pearl's. The menu includes jerk ribs, caramelized plantains, and bake & shark — a Trinidadian dish of fried shark meat with flatbread. Status: Certified Open; 178 North 8th St., Brooklyn

5) Bushwick: The owner of Bushwick's Bossa Nova Civic Club now has a restaurant and cocktail bar on Myrtle Avenue called Juno, Bushwick Daily reports. Current menu items for dinner and brunch include an eggplant dish with "General Tsal's sauce," black rice, and cauliflower; and French toast with roasted squash, mascarpone, and orange. Status: Certified Open; 1264 Myrtle Ave., Brooklyn, 347-787-6218

6) Jackson Heights: A local health food restaurateur decided to open a new burger joint called Emoji Burger, DNAinfo reports. The burgers are named after emoji, and the restaurant uses grass-fed beef from Pat LaFrieda. Status: Certified Open; 80-07 37th Ave., Queens

7) Bushwick: Casual Caribbean restaurant ReCaFo opened a third location last week. The menu focuses on classic Jamaican dishes like jerk chicken, oxtail stew, and fried plantains. Status: Certified Open; 899 Broadway, Brooklyn, 855-373-2236

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8) Gowanus: Strong Rope Brewery — whose owner Jason Sahler has been winning home brewing competitions since 2011 — debuted its tap room to the public last week. It uses ingredients from New York State, and it's open Thursday through Sunday. Status: Certified Open; 574A President St., Brooklyn

9) Upper East Side: Italian coffee bar Sant Ambroeus now has a location on the 10th floor terrace of the world headquarters of auction house Sotheby's. It offers Sant Ambroeus's menu of panini, pastries, and breads. Status: Certified Open; 1334 York Ave., 10th floor, 212-606-7070

10) Union Square: Health food chain Sweetgreen opened its newest location near Union Square on Monday. It's the company's seventh location in the city. Status: Certified Open; 8 East 18th St., 646-692-3131