After a three year delay, Sen Sakana is opening in Midtown (28 West 44th Street) on Wednesday, a $7 million Japanese-Peruvian restaurant from Allan Wartski (Astoria’s Christos Steakhouse, Edison Ballroom) serving Nikkei-style fare.
Chefs Mina Newman (Christos Steakhouse) and Taku Nagai (Ootoya) lead the kitchen, serving a menu of ceviche, tiraditos, sushi, skewers, and mains, punctuated with Peruvian ingredients like purple sweet potatoes or yellow aji Amarillo chile paste. Sang Lee heads up the sushi bar.
“I always wanted to do a Peruvian restaurant,” Newman told FloFab, pointing out she knew she needed to pair up with a Japanese chef.
With Nikkei-style cuisine grabbing the spotlight, it makes sense that a restaurant of such a formidable investment is opening in Midtown. Though there are other Nikkei-style restaurants around, this one is especially ambitious. Accented with blonde wood and minimalist design, the 190-seat restaurant opens for lunch and dinner this week.
Sen Sakana Menu on Scribd