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Plant-based Omakase Arrives at Omakaseed in Midtown
February 16, 2024, 7:04.37 pm ET


Photos: Hassan Mokaddam

Omakaseed, a new omakase experience in Midtown, that goes beyond typical vegan fare. Located inside Sanctuary Hotel in Midtown offers a fresh take on the traditional omakase led by founders Michael Sinensky and Erika London, alongside hospitality expert Richie Romero, the team behind the popular Sushi by Bou.

As guests step into the intimate library-inspired, 10-seat counter they will embark on a culinary journey unlike any other. The menu highlights fresh, seasonal ingredients and avoids processed substitutes, with dishes like Coconut Ceviche served in a playful pod, Charred Sweet Potato topped with brûléed miso mayo, and decadent King Oyster Mushroom Nigiri with charred mushroom, wasabi, and fresh truffle shavings.

Elevated courses explore a world of textures and flavors with stunning presentations. They include Coco Miso Udon, Smoked Carrot Tartare wrapped in nori and Beluga lentil ‘caviar’. The Nigiri course features innovative options like Watermelon brushed with unagi sauce and ginger scallion relish, alongside Seaweed Caviar and Eggplant Nigiri with a brûléed miso twist and gold flakes.

"Building on the success of Sushi by Bou, we're excited to showcase the incredible potential and versatility of plant-based cuisine,” said co-founder Erika London. “Omakaseed will be a groundbreaking concept in the vegan scene."

The menu at Omakaseed is available with the choice between the 11-course experience for $60 or the 15-course "bougie" upgrade for $100. Reservations are available on Opentable. Hours of Operation: Monday - Wednesday closed, Thursday 5-9p, Friday & Saturday 5 -11p, Sunday 5 - 10pm.

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