Los Angeles sushi hotspot and celebrity-loving Katsuya lands in New York. On March 10, the flashy spot opens its doors at Citizens Food Hall, the latest marquee vendor to debut inside the real estate development within a development at 398 10th Avenue near West 33rd Street in inside Manhattan West.
The glitzy eatery, known for its expansive, chandelier-adorned spaces and high-end platters of sushi and sashimi, has long considered expanding to the East Coast, chef Katsuya Uechi told Eater in an email. At the New York outpost, the menu includes a mix of Katsuya staples — like amberjack cuts topped with jalapeno slices and spicy tuna tartare layered over grilled sushi rice — and side dishes. unique to New York like the Manhattan maki roll with spicy shrimp, crab and tuna.
The NYC opening marks the first time Katsuya has opened in a food court, though the swanky operation is a far cry from the typical vendor stalls that usually populate such an environment. Katsuya spans a 7,000 square foot space with 305 seats, plus a 100-seat rooftop terrace that will open later this spring. Connected to the restaurant is an outpost of S Bar, Katsuya’s equally glitzy cocktail bar that draws more of an upscale nightlife crowd. “It’s got a high-class feeling, but not too formal,” Uechi says of the surroundings of Katsuya’s food hall.
Uechi first launched Katsuya in Los Angeles in 2006, and the business now includes four locations in California, as well as outposts in Miami, Las Vegas and the Bahamas. The chef and his business partner Sam Nazarian, the boutique hotel, restaurant and nightlife operator, have long wanted to bring Katsuya to New York, Uechi says, but it wasn’t until Nazarian got involved. in the construction of Manhattan West that the opportunity arose. to expand Katsuya again. Nazarian’s company, C3, is responsible for orchestrating Citizens Food Hall, which currently includes a fast-casual eatery like Cicci Di Carne panini and burger shop Umami Burger, as well as another full-service restaurant, the Chef Dani García’s upscale Spanish establishment, Casa Dani. The food hall also has an outpost in Miami.
Katsuya is open Tuesday through Saturday, 5 p.m. to 11 p.m. Reservations are available here.
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