A Japanese Feast

A Japanese Feast

The atmosphere is simple and unassuming, but the menu is decidedly not. Chef Toshio Tomita hails from Nobu and has recently put his stamp on Cagen a new Japanese eatery in the East Village. The tasting-only menu includes four to ten courses of fish in every manner possible: cooked, fried and raw. Dishes include surprises like sashimi with chimichurri sauce; housemade soba noodles made of buckwheat; and two different types of nori (black and saltwater green seaweed). Meanwhile, amuse and dessert courses bring in a Western flavor (think gazpacho with caviar and okra, and poached peaches with white cheese ice cream). Tables offer an intimate experience, but you can also opt for the 10-seat blond wood counter and watch Chef Tomita create the magic.  If you are looking for an elegant high-end gourmet Japanese experience, Cagen has got your name on it.

» Cagen, 414 E. 9th St., 212.358.8800