Andrew Lee transforms his former Silk Rd Tavern space into a Japanese gastropub, decorated with vibrant triptych art and exposed-brick walls. Ex–Telepan toque Brian Tsao heads the kitchen, flexing his fusion muscles on dishes like beef bulgogi tacos made with wonton skins, and sloppy joes stuffed with Kurobuta ground pork, sour mustard and panko, as well as offering classic Japanese pub grub like yakitori (grilled chicken skewers) and gyoza (panfried pot stickers). Owen Wu, who put in nori-wrapping years at Nobu 57 and Momoya, mans a cuisine-crossing sushi menu of mango-salmon “Miami Vice” rolls and Cajun-seared tuna.
Mira Sushi & Izakaya
|Venue name:||Mira Sushi & Izakaya||Contact:|
46 W 22nd St
|Cross street:||between Fifth and Sixth Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 11:30am–2:30pm, 4–10pm; Fri 11:30am–2:30pm, 4–11:30pm; Sat noon–3pm, 5–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: F, M, N, R to 23rd St|
|Price:||Average small plate: $12. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|