IT'S: A Peruvian-Japanese fusion restaurant
26-07-2017OPENED: July 26th, 2017
ADDRESS: 28 W 44th St, New York
CLOSEST SUBWAY: Times Square
WEBSITE: Visit Site
CONTACT: (212) 221-9561
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Peruvian cuisine is having a bit of a moment in New York right now whether it’s the fast casual, model-owned spot Baby Brasa or Williamsburg’s favorite, Llama Inn. However what we don’t yet have a hold on is Nikkei variety of Peruvian food – a blend of Japanese and Peruvian ingredients and techniques. Well, now, we finally do have it, and we have it in possibly one of the city’s most anticipated openings of the year – Sen Sakana.
The giant space is sleek and modern and seats 190 guests as well as an additional ten-person sushi bar. Split between a main dining room and a mezzanine, Sen Sakana is the result of a three-year project and over $7 million investment.
The large menu covers everything you’d expect from the speciality cuisine style and offers everything from ceviche, tiraditos, sushi, skewers, and main courses with Peruvian flourishes like purple sweet potatoes or yellow aji Amarillo chile paste. Ceviches come in the form of torched salmon with yuzu leche de tigre. And further options like quinoa chaufa, the Peruvian version of fried rice, and salmon with yuzu-miso cheese round of the main courses.
Cocktails echo the Japanese-Peruvian fusion theme and use ingredients like Peru’s national liquor, pisco, with ingredients like lemongrass.
In A Nutshell:
If (like most of us) you’re yet to try the Nikkei-style cuisine, then you’d better let your first time be the best time and head to Sen Sakana.