New Restaurant Sushi Lab Opens in The Sanctuary Hotel

New Restaurant Sushi Lab Opens in The Sanctuary Hotel

 

(©Farah Lopez)


 

I had the pleasure of getting an invite to check out the new restaurant, Sushi Lab, at The Sanctuary Hotel, a luxury boutique hotel in Midtown. The intimate, eight seat spot offers guests a chance to watch the action as these masterful chefs pull off creative spins on traditional sushi. In addition to serving Nigiri, Sashimi, Maki and other Japanese delights for lunch and dinner, there’s an affordable signature Omakase menu with chef’s choice of 10 signature pieces served with soup and a handroll for $50.

 

Sushi Lab’s Executive Chef Frankie Chen features creations such as a delicious smokey miso soup—the surprise star of night in my opinion—with Konbu tofu puree for $5, Toro Tartare with avocado and nori crackers for $18 and the chef’s unique take on a macaron with Uni Macaron for $21. The friendly staff is eager to please and make sure every guest feels like they’re having a luxury dining experience. It helps that there are only eight seats, so reservations are highly recommended. If going in blind with an omakase feels a little too daunting for you, there’s a nigiri and sashimi menu that includes traditional pieces like salmon for $6, eel for $7, kanpachi for $7, toro for $9 and king crab for $10. Classic hand and cut rolls are also available.

 

There’s a full bar available but sake is one of my favorite libations so I got the Panda Miyozakura for $12 which comes with a cute panda glass you can take home. If sake if not your thing, there are Japanese beer offerings including $8 Asahi, Hitachino Nest, Red Rice $11. Red, white and plum wines are also offered by the glass and bottle. The cocktail menu infuses Japanese flavors into familiar mixed drinks like the yuzu margarita and sake sangria ($14). If you’re ready to explore the world of Japanese Whiskey, grab a glass of Toki for $15, Hibiki Harmony for $25 and Yamazaki for $33. For those that enjoy a great tasting, whisky flights are offered for $60.  

 

 

(©Farah Lopez)


 

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