After sushi pioneer Sushi Zen closed down last year after 30 years in business, the father-and-son team of Toshio and Yuta Suzuki is back in action with a new restaurant, Suzuki. The 56-seat restaurant, headed by executive chef Takashi Yamamoto, will serve a kaiseki menu that will evolve with the seasons.
Yuta Suzuki envisioned a restaurant within a restaurant, focusing on a chef-curated sushi experience. The 10-seat counter called Satsuki is headed by Toshio Suzuki and Kentaro Sawada, who was a sushi chef at Sushi Zen. The ingredients are sourced from Tokyo’s Tsukiji market.
Meanwhile, at the restaurant’s separate bar and lounge area, Three Pillars, mixologist Alex Ott has created a list of elixirs. Suzuki also has a private room that holds 12 guests.
Three Pillars and Satsuki are currently in soft opening mode; Suzuki opens on April 5. Open Monday through Saturday for dinner.
114 W. 47th St. (between Sixth & Seventh avenues)