At this upscale spin-off of the East Village’s original Takahachi, you’ll need to pick and choose from the pun-filled, East-meets-West menu. Chilled soba salad, for instance, is a pleasing pile of sesame-dressed buckwheat noodles served with shiitake and avocado. Barbecued eel, walnuts and tofu skin are Happy Together in a delicious roll. Sushi wasn’t as fresh or pristine as you might like it to be, so have the saikoro steak instead: chunks of marinated, grilled rib eye. In a nod to authenticity, the desserts include a green tea milk crepe served with custard cream.
|Venue name:||Takahachi Tribeca|
145 Duane St
|Cross street:||between Church St and West Broadway|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu noon–2:30pm, 5:30–10:30pm; Fri noon–2:30pm, 5:30–11pm; Sat 5:30–11pm; Sun 5:30–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, 1, 2, 3 to Chambers St|
|Price:||Average main course: $20. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V|