IT'S: A high-end sushi restaurant and omakase bar
19-07-2017OPENED: July 19th, 2017
LOCATION: East Midtown
ADDRESS: 245 East 44th St
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Grand Central Terminal
OPENING TIMES: Mon-Sat 6pm-11:30pm
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Low-cost, fast-casual sushi joints have hit the city recently and caused lines to fill the streets of hungry patrons scrambling for a bite at spots like MakiMaki, Sugarfish and Kazunori. But it seems that we cannot deny the allure of the high end sushi experience as these have proved equally popular of late with spots like Akashi and Suzuki. The latest contender to hit the high-end sushi scene is Mifune – a two-concept restaurant in Midtown.
The bi-level space at East 44th St doubles as both a fine dining restaurant and an eight-seat omakase bar. The restaurant upstairs is manned by chef Hiroki Yoshitake (formerly of the Michelin-starred, Sola in Paris) while, downstairs (which is named Sushi Amane) there’s the omakase bar run by chef Shino Uino (formerly of the three Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant Sushi Saito – a.k.a one of the most difficult tables to get in Tokyo).
Diners can choose from either an $120 eight-course tasting menu of order from the à la carte menu which includes dishes like smoked butterfish with garlic green sauce, smoked foie gras with mango chutney and roasted wagyu with wasabi and soy sauce.
Drinks are provided by none other than notorious drinking spot, Angel’s Share bartender, Shingo Gokan. Gokan is serving specialty cocktails like the Seven Samurai (with rye, aged sake, East India sherry, bitters and smoke).
Dishes from the a la carte menu range from $8 to $45 with a Wagyu dish coming in at $70. The omakase downstairs at Sushi Amane will set you back $250.
Cocktails are $18-20.
In A Nutshell:
Mifune is one of the most exciting openings to hit NYC so far this year, visit here for a truly special treat the you won’t forget.