Sneakeater Posted December 1, 2014 Share Posted December 1, 2014 Shuko is a new kaiseki place (located on that rather odd block of E. 12th between University and Broadway) opened by the guys who used to run Neta. It's now kaiseki with a lot of sushi courses; eventually, one hears, they plan to offer a sushi omekase as well. The food is slightly fushiony -- or, to put it more fairly, American-influenced -- and all the better for that, as far as I'm concerned (this being America and all). Aside from an apple pie slice at dessert, that means a slightly heavier hand with the fats than you might otherwise expect, and some unexpected flavor accents. The kaiseki menu costs $175, and seems to go on foreover (in a good way). I was with someone and didn't take any notes, but I loved it. Really loved it. I wish I could go into more detail. But I can't. If you like this kind of thing, you just have to go there. The soundtrack is hip-hop. So far, so good. They played one old Snoop song, though, that was so outrageously degrading to women that it almost ruined the night for me. I don't know if I can return to a restaurant that would play something like that. Places should really vet their playlists for content as well as feel. It's hard enough sitting through all that offensive cock rock that Batalli and sometimes Colicchio play. This was just beyond the pale. 3 Quote Link to post Share on other sites
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