Tag Archives: Sushi Nakazawa

10 DC Restaurants We Can’t Wait to Try in 2018

Source: Washingtonian Food

The Wharf continues to develop, big names are planning splashy debuts, and some familiar locals are breaking out on their own in 2018. Here are ten places that will get you psyched about dining out this year. Chloe 1331 4th St, SE Opening: January 5 Chef Haidar Karoum has been out of the spotlight since leaving […]

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Sushi Nakazawa Sued for Mishandling Tips

Source: Grub Street NY

Sushi Nakazawa has been hit with a class-action lawsuit filed by Maimon Kirschenbaum, the lawyer who has sued everyone from Mario Batali to Keith McNally over labor and wage issues. The lawsuit (view it here) — which Kirschenbaum sent to Grub — names co-owners Alessandro Borgognone and chef …

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Sushi Nakazawa Will Now Serve Some of the City’s Best Sushi at Lunch

Source: Grub Street NY

It’s the three-uni lunch. The highly regarded omakase restaurant Sushi Nakazawa will open for lunch starting on November 6, offering a $150 menu. Reservations can be made on Wednesday. The restaurant was opened by New York restaurateur Alessandro Borgognone and Daisuke Nakazawa, who worked for cult sushi chef …

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Is The New Yorker Opening a Sushi Restaurant in Trump’s Hotel a Jerk or Genius?

Source: Washingtonian Food

A good dining scene needs a good dining villain, and Alessandro Borgognone may just be the guy for the gig. For starters, the New York restaurateur is opening the second location of his Japanese omakase restaurant, Sushi Nakazawa, in Washington’s most polarizing property: the Trump hotel. He signed on after hometown hero José Andrés broke with the […]

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Why NYC’s Most Acclaimed Sushi Bar Is Opening in Donald Trump’s D.C. Hotel

Source: Grub Street NY

Some of the best sushi in the city is swimming downstream to Washington, D.C. Alessandro Borgognone’s daring, highly regarded sushi paradise, Sushi Nakazawa, is expanding to open Nakazawa in the new Trump International Hotel. The move raised some eyebrows, naturally, because of the drama that’s surrounded …

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New York’s Acclaimed Sushi Nakazawa Will Expand to Donald Trump’s D.C. Hotel

Source: Grub Street NY

For the last year, President-elect Donald Trump’s D.C. hotel project — Trump International Hotel — has struggled to find restaurants after operators José Andrés and Geoffrey Zakarian abandoned their projects on the heels of racist remarks Trump made to launch his presidential campaign. Eventually, the hotel team signed …

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New York’s Acclaimed Sushi Nakazawa Will Expand to Donald Trump’s D.C. Hotel

Source: Grub Street NY

For the last year, President-elect Donald Trump’s D.C. hotel project — Trump International Hotel — has struggled to find restaurants after operators José Andrés and Geoffrey Zakarian abandoned their projects on the heels of racist remarks Trump made to launch his presidential campaign. Eventually, the hotel team signed …

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How Sushi Nakazawa’s Chef Created His Distinct Style — and Became One of the Most Celebrated Sushi Chefs in New York

Source: Grub Street NY

Daisuke Nakazawa first rose to international fame as an apprentice of sushi master Sukiyabashi Jiro, when the restaurant was featured in the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. Now, of course, Nakazawa is the chef at Manhattan’s Sushi Nakazawa, one of the city’s — and country’s — most …

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One Year In: How Borgognone Won the Lotto With Sushi Nakazawa

Source: Eater NY

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[All photos by Krieger]

By now the origin story of Sushi Nakazawa is legendary. Alessandro Borgognone, a restaurateur from the Bronx, watched the documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi and was immediately taken with the idea of opening a sushi restaurant. He tracked down Daisuke Nakazawa, one of the apprentices of the legendary sushi chef Jiro Ono, working in Seattle, and convinced him to move east and open a restaurant. That restaurant, a sushi counter with a dining room attached, opened last summer and immediately became impossible to get into. Then in December Pete Wells made it ...

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Listicles Dept.: Andrew Knowlton will reveal his annual…

Source: Eater NY

estela.jpgAndrew Knowlton will reveal his annual list of the 10 best new restaurants in America on August 19, but ahead of the final decision, Bon Appétit announces the 50 nominees for the final list. From New York, Estela, Uncle Boon’s, Sushi Nakazawa, and Luksus all make the cut, plus April Bloomfield and Ken Friedman get a nod for their San Francisco venture, Tosca. [BA]
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Coming Attractions: Sushi Nakazawa’s Borgognone Planning a New Restaurant

Source: Eater NY

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[Alessandro Borgognone (right) with Daisuke Nakazawa: Nick Solares]
Alessandro Borgognone, owner of the New York Times four-star restaurant Sushi Nakazawa, has a new restaurant in the works. He’s not revealing many details yet, but he tells the Daily Meal that he’s “bringing in another great chef” for this one. This lines up with what he told the Post back in February, that he was working on “poaching” another chef like he did Daisuke Nakazawa. He says he plans to “stay with seafood” at the new venture, although it’s unclear whether this will be ...

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Review: Review: Sushi Nakazawa’s Stunning Fish, Service Hiccups

Source: Eater NY

2014_nakazawaduo.jpgDaisuke Nakazawa, Alessandro Borgognone [Photos: Nick Solares]

If you frequent restaurants that require those increasingly rare commodities known as “reservations,” it’s likely you’ve mastered an urban skill as difficult and in demand as computer coding. That skill is punctuality. Arriving on time in New York, after all, isn’t so much a passive courtesy as it is a stressful, chess-like effort in self-mobility.

And because dinner often begins simultaneously for everyone at chef’s table restaurants like Brooklyn Fare or Blanca, I like to think of being on time as an act of personal sacrifice for the collective good. Not that anyone’s ...

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Resywire: Sushi Nakazawa to Launch Sunday Service on June 8

Source: Eater NY

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[Daisuke Nakazawa by Daniel Krieger]
Four-star West Village sushi restaurant Sushi Nakazawa is currently open Monday through Saturday, but all that’s about to change. Starting June 8, Nakazawa will switch to seven-day-a-week service. That means your odds of scoring a table have just improved…slightly…maybe. Reservations for the first Sunday night service will go live on OpenTable starting at midnight tonight. Nakazawa might very well be the toughest table in New York City right now, so if you want to score a reservation you might consider opening up that laptop tonight when the clock strikes twelve.
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Eater Data: Ryan Sutton rounds up the nine…

Source: Eater NY

masa-sushiprice.jpgRyan Sutton rounds up the nine most expensive sushi restaurants in the country, with a detailed chart of exactly how much you’ll spend at each. Masa comes in at number one with a $450 omakase ($600 with a kobe supplement), while Sushi Nakazawa is the cheapest of the bunch, at a relatively reasonable $150 for a meal. [~EN~]

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Sushi Money: With some of the hottest seats…

Source: Eater NY

2013_allesandro_%21234.jpgWith some of the hottest seats in town and a little business savvy, Sushi Nakazawa stands to make a serious profit this year. Owner Alessandro Borgognone won’t reveal the exact revenue, but tells Bloomberg that the restaurant is “on track to pull in the high-seven-digits for the year.” That’s despite the fact that he changes the art on the walls regularly and spends $850 a week on flowers. [Bloomberg]

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The Four Star Club: These Are New York’s Four Star Restaurants

Source: Eater NY

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[Per Se by Krieger]

Today, Pete Wells reaffirmed Jean-Georges‘s four-star rating. This is the third time that he’s reviewed a restaurant that previously held four stars — he upheld that rating at Le Bernardin in 2012, and demoted Daniel down to three last summer. Back in November, Pete also bestowed the Times‘ highest rating upon newcomer Sushi Nakazawa. Here’s a guide to the restaurants that are currently in the coveted four star club, with details on their review histories:

· Jean-Georges: Ruth Reichl, 6/6/1997 (first hit the list); Frank Bruni, 4/19/06; ...

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Radio Recaps: Five Things You Missed on Heritage Radio This Week

Source: Eater NY

Heritage Radio is the food-focused internet radio station that broadcasts from a studio attached to Roberta’s in Bushwick. Every week, many of the big players in the food world host and appear on shows, and oftentimes they reveal interesting tidbits about their work. Here’s a guide to five notable pieces of programming from the last week:
Affinage_Gruy%C3%A8re_%28landscape%29.jpg 1) Cheese Monger Certification:
On Cutting the Curd this week, Anne Saxelby talks to Greg Blais, cheesemonger at Eataly, to get his thoughts on cheesemonger certification programs:

I think that it’s fantastic that people go through the nuts and bolts of how to ...

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EspressoWire: Some coffee obsessives believe that the…

Source: Eater NY

lacasadelcaffe.jpgSome coffee obsessives believe that the best espresso in New York can be found at La Casa del Caffe in the Bronx, where Anna Agovino has been pulling almost every shot for the last 14 years. Sushi Nakazawa restaurateur Alessandro Borgognone ranks among those fans of Agovino, who Jeff Gordinier says “has something that trumps an entire army of Brooklyn baristas wielding their Japanese filters…and charging an arm and a leg for a sip: a magic wrist.” [NYT]
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Day in the Life: Every day Daisuke Nakazawa drives into…

Source: Eater NY

wsjnakazawa.JPGEvery day Daisuke Nakazawa drives into the city from New Jersey and spends over five hours in near silence, “[m]onastically absorbed in the work of breaking down the day’s fresh ingredients.” The Wall Street Journal has a glimpse at that routine, with a short slideshow of photos from a day in the life of Sushi Nakazawa’s beloved chef. [WSJ]

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Origin Stories: Opening Sushi Nakazawa was a major…

Source: Eater NY

219sushi_nakazawa.JPGOpening Sushi Nakazawa was a major departure for restaurateur Alessandro Borgonogne, who came to it from running his family’s red sauce Italian spot, Patricia’s, in Bay Ridge. Borgonogne tells the Post the whole story of how he tracked Daisuke Nakazawa down, and adds the rumor that he’s working on “poaching” another chef right now. [NYP]

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Week in Reviews: Reviews for Mission Cantina, Nakazawa, Saul, and More

Source: Eater NY

1222210964327725_8ffb93f0cf_b%20%281%29%29_review12.jpgAs noted yesterday, Pete Wells finds some hits and misses on the menu at Mission Cantina. On the tacos: “Fermenting the pineapple in tacos al pastor gave it a tingly acidity, but the pork belly beneath it was flabby and flavorless. The shrimp in a mixed marriage with fried beef tripe tasted heavily of iodine. Carnitas had been disassembled into little fragments of cracklings folded into excessively mild pork shoulder. The parts didn’t go back together again, like a clock taken apart by a 5-year-old.” Wells gives the restaurant one star. [NYT]

Steve Cuozzo gives ...

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ResyWire: Ryan Sutton notes that Sushi Nakazawa…

Source: Eater NY

122sushi_nakazawa.JPGRyan Sutton notes that Sushi Nakazawa is now on OpenTable. There are separate pages for the dining room and the sushi bar, but no reservations are available right now for either. The company recently switched over from SeatMe. [OpenTable, @qualityrye]

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Food Porn: The Best of the Eater NY Flickr Pool

Source: Eater NY

Here’s a roundup of some of the best reader contributions to the Eater Flickr pool. Below, check out photos of dishes from Ivan Ramen Slurp Shop, Sushi Nakazawa, Momofuku Ssam Bar, 1 Knickerbocker, and more:

A big thanks to all the readers that contributed photos this week. Want to add your photos to the Eater Flickr pool? Please, share your best photos with us.
· All Coverage of Food Porn [~ENY~]

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ResyWire: Now It’s Slightly Easier to Score a Sushi Nakazawa Resy

Source: Eater NY

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[Daisuke Nakazawa, photo by Marguerite Preston]

When Pete Wells dropped his surprise four-star review of Sushi Nakazawa last month, every sushi obsessive in this city tried to make a reservation at the exact same time, and very few people were successful. It’s been hard to make a reservation ever since that fateful afternoon, but now the Nakazawa team sends word that the restaurant is adding Monday night service, so that they can accommodate more guests each week. That means that starting next Monday, January 6, the acclaimed restaurant from sushi master Daisuke Nakazawa and restaurateur Alessandro Borgognone will be open ...

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Year in Reviews: Adam Platt on Where to Eat, and the Myth of Anonymity

Source: Eater NY

2013_12_platt%20cover1230.jpgThe annual “Where to Eat” year-end guide from New York Magazine has dropped, with Adam Platt‘s full rundown of all the most notable chefs, restaurants, and dishes. This year the critic has broken it down into the defining trends of 2013, among which are Southeast Asian food, French dining, and “the miraculous sushi renaissance.” He says tacos are the new burger with the arrival of Mission Cantina, ABC Cocina and others, while restaurants like Alder, Estela, and Hanjan are turning bar food into a serious entree.

Trends aside, Platt also lists the five best chefs and ...

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