Omakase Room gets a new star chef

October 26, 2020, 7:00.36 pm ET  


Omakase Room has a new executive chef. Chef Mitsunori Isoda was previously the executive chef at Jewel Bako for the past five years, where he earned a Michelin star for the restaurant.  The restaurant will also now be known as Omakase Room by Mitsu.

Omakase Room by Mitsu is an intimate experience of Japanese sushi tradition, crafted and hand-served by Chef Mitsunori Isoda, who creates a 14-course omakase ($160).

The dining experience at Omakase Room by Mitsu is built around a relationship of trust and spontaneity between the Chef and each diner. Chef Mitsu genuinely welcomes each guest with a conversation about their preferences and curiosities, then presents them with a freshly made hand roll to begin the meal.

Merging long tradition and 30 years of culinary experience, Chef Mitsu’s style represents an evolved authenticity. He brings the century-old practices from his hometown of Osaka - where he founded and operated a kaiseki-style restaurant for 10 years - to the warm and inviting atmosphere of Omakase Room. The room is a serene subterranean space evoking Japanese minimalist traditions, nestled amongst the busy hum of West Village. The walls are covered in soft floor-to-ceiling bamboo surfaces, and an 8-seat hinoki wood bar wraps around the kitchen where Chef Mitsu works.

Photos: Melissa Hom                                                                                                   

Reservations may be made via Resy. The restaurant will offer two seatings Tuesday - Thursday (6pm and 8pm), and three seatings on Friday and Saturday (5:30pm, 7:15pm and 9pm). They have set up plexiglass dividers between the chef and counter guests, with additional perpendicular dividers every 3 chairs at the counter, as well.

Omakase Room by Mitsu - 14 Christopher St, New York, NY (212) 367-2067

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