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Time Out says

The name of the Lower East Side’s newest Japanese joint means “universe,” which is apt, considering how its immersive environment is designed to sweep visitors to a world far from Eldridge Street. After a few passings of the chef’s knife, owner Derek Feldman (Sushi on Jones) has partnered with Michelin-spangled sushi chef Eiji Ichimura, who recently left his eponymous Tribeca spot. Their new 10-seat omakase bar offers two daily seatings for a constantly changing set menu of 18 to 22 courses made with the freshest seafood imported from around the globe (such as fish from Japan and caviar from Italy). Those worried about their food’s frequent flyer miles can rest assured that produce is hyperlocal: Herbs, berries and Japanese sweet potatoes are harvested from the rooftop garden.

Written by
Heather Corcoran


217 Eldridge St
New York
Cross street:
between Stanton and Rivington Sts
Subway: F train to Second Ave J train to Bowery J, M and Z trains to Essex St
Tasting menu: $300
Opening hours:
Tue–Sat; 6pm and 9pm seatings
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