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Your new Sushi obsession? Welcome to Ondo Omakase in NoHo

So many great Sushi options in the city, so little time. How does one decide which to hit this week? Ondo Omakase in Noho attempts to distinguish itself by focusing on getting the temperatures of its fish and rice just right. The $120 16-course menu includes chutoro, young sea bream, and Japanese sea perch. Ondo’s website says, “We want to show people how big of a difference it is when you taste the perfect temperature of neta and shari, simple and delicious.” Locals are raving about their Spanish smoked mackerel and their lauded seared foie gras on top of seared A5 wagyu. The space is chic and modern, with a large waiting area and a comfortable chef’s counter. As one foodie online told us, “get yourself a food therapy and hit up Ondo Omakase,” who are we to decline this offer? Find Ondo Omakase at 301 Elizabeth St. between Houston St. and Bleeker.

A door disguised as a chocolate shelf
A door disguised as a chocolate shelf

Look for the Chocolate…One Bar will Lead you to Another at PS

Sometimes, a door is just a door. At PS, a chocolate shelf is a passageway to one of New York’s best-hidden speakeasies. Located inside the retail shop Pine & Polk in SoHo, guests can access an intimate space with a deep, jewel-toned palette of purple, navy, and green, punctuated by polished finishes of brass and gold. The cocktail menu features six reimagined classics, like the High Tea Negroni with gin, Aquavit, sweet vermouth, and an amaro marmalade cracker. The wine program spotlights wines from California with an emphasis on female and minority vintners, a nice nod to the co-owners of the space, Lindsay Weiss and Alyssa Golub. There are about a dozen by-the-glass offerings and thirty by the bottle. Craft beers are available. Ready to impress your friends? Swing by PS at 300 Spring St. between Renwick St. and Hudson.

Interior
Interior

Wan Wan is One More Thai Spot You Shouldn’t Miss in Nolita

Wan Wan is a throwback to Old Phuket-style restaurants where local Thai and immigrant Chinese cooking converge. The outcome is something familiar yet unique in style, showcasing lesser-seen plates to share and a repertoire of brothy noodles. Try their Yum Hoi made with scallops, frisee, sea beans, red onion, and chilies. Wan Wan sports a noodles specialty menu that features their signature Sen Pla, veggie broth, seared branzino, shiitake mushrooms, and fish noodles. The atmosphere and decor are perfect for dates. The stylish and homey interior features exposed brick walls, sepia-toned checkerboard floors, tons of natural light, and colorful textiles covering banquettes and fluffy pillows. Wan Wan is situated at 209 Mulberry St. between Spring St. and Kenmare if you're in Nolita.

Storefront
Storefront

From Miami to New York, Kyu Offers a New Twist on Asian-Fusion Barbecue

Kyu is a wood-fired Asian-inspired restaurant. Owned by restaurateur Alan Omsky and business partner Jordan Sayfie, Kyu has a varied menu that offers multiple flavors inspired by the many adventures and global travels of the executive chef and the Japanese barbecue grilling practice, Yakiniku. Try their popular stone pot Thai fried rice served with king crab and a side of Japanese sweet potato smothered in black sugar. We hear their baby back ribs with yakiniku and cilantro are simply divine. The dining scene at Kyu is a lively one and shares the same clubby, live DJ atmosphere as its Miami counterpart. Be sure to bring a couple of friends and a big appetite. Make your way to Kyu at 324 Lafayette St between Houston and Bleeker St. in NoHo.

Exterior of Bar Tulix, Opening Late February
Exterior of Bar Tulix, Opening Late February

Bar Tulix Looks to be Your New Favorite Spot for Coastal Mexican Fare

Chef Justin Bazdarich, the owner of popular Mexican spots, Oxomoco and Xilonen, will bring a new concept to SoHo called Bar Tulix. The new restaurant, which Bazdarich is opening with restaurateur John McDonald of Mercer Street Hospitality, will explore coastal Mexican dishes with a seafood-focused menu including crudo, seafood tostadas, whole fish coated in masa batter, and more. Customers can expect the best mezcal tequila Mexico has to offer and wines based around Baja California and California regions. According to their social media manager, Bar Tulix will open at the end of February at 25 W Houston St, on the corner of Mercer.

Inside Nina's X Liquid Lab
Inside Nina's X Liquid Lab

Add Some Art to Your Nightlife at Nina’s X Liquid Lab at the NoMo SoHo

Nina’s x Liquid Lab. a cocktail lounge located inside the stylish NoMo SoHo Hotel (9 Crosby Street), has opened its doors. Experience a “living gallery” featuring the craft of art-inspired cocktails, combined with live DJ sets and eye-catching art from graduates of The New York Academy of Art. The lounge will sport a rotating seasonal menu of cocktails which will coincide with the artwork in the space. A highly requested drink seems to be Frieda’s Flowers, made with blanco tequila, cucumber, guava, lime, and chamomile syrup served on the rocks with edible pansies inside. A dedicated food menu is coming soon, but for now, enjoy a few drinks and immerse yourself in the art.

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