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Pike mackerel at Sushi Nakazawa
Photograph: Paul WagtouiczPike mackerel at Sushi Nakazawa

Sushi Nakazawa crew to open a sushi-free spinoff restaurant in the West Village

By Christina Izzo
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Daisuke Nakazawa, the sushi master whose uni cracked the top ten of our 100 Best Dishes list and whose namesake Sushi Nakazawa is one of the best-reviewed NYC restaurants in recent memory, is expanding with a second West Village restaurant with Alessandro Borgognone. But there's a catch: He won't be serving sushi.

According to DNAinfo, the Food & Drink Award-winning chef will serve a $125 fish-focused tasting menu at the new spot, which will reportedly be located at 55 Grove Street, right next door to the recently opened Via Carota. Composed plates might include fluke carpaccio with caviar and karashi (Japanese mustard), Dungeness crab with roasted pistachio and ponzu, and sea-urchin spaghettini with arugula. Non-seafood fans can take solace in dishes like beef toast with wasabi and butternut squash ravioli. 

Despite the price tag, the as-yet-unnamed restaurant will be more casual than its sushi sibling—walk-ins will be accepted and the basement will boast an eight-seat bar. An opening date is still to be decided, so stay tuned!

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