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While the trend for Prohibition-themed bars seems like it’s starting to wane (finally!), a new kind of speakeasy has popped up in New York – and this one’s kind of fishy.
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In Suite 1001 on the tenth floor of Hotel 3232 in the Manhattan neighbourhood of Murray Hill, you’ll find a four-seat sushi bar. And no, the raw fish isn’t kept chilled in the bathroom sink.
If eating sushi in a hotel room sounds like the last gasp of a mediocre night out, bear with us. This is no pre-packaged sashimi picked up on the way back to your motel.
Instead, it’s an hour-long omakase menu (literal translation: ‘I’ll leave it up to you’), which means the chef creates 17 dishes in front of your eyes – all in the setting of an elegant 1920s-style room, which includes a terrace with views of the Empire State Building.
At $125 a head, Sushi By Bou is not exactly a budget option – but the sense of secrecy and adventure surely makes it worth it. And it’s probably still cheaper than raiding most hotel minibars.