Glaze Teriyaki Grill Opens in Union Square, NYC

Owner Paul Krug opens second Glaze location in his busy downtown neighborhood
Jane Bruce

Restaurant owner Paul Krug found so much success after opening his first Glaze Teriyaki Grill restaurant in Midtown Manhattan in 2010 that he decided to add another location in his beloved neighborhood of Union Square. The new Glaze Teriyaki Grill opened doors to the public just yesterday, and Glaze fans can expect the same great cuisine starting immediately.

What sets this new location apart from other Asian restaurants is its healthy, fresh guarantee, delightfully affordable prices, and its Seattle-inspired flavors. Glaze promises that all ingredients are "locally sourced, farm fresh, all natural and organic." They serve antibiotic and hormone free chicken and use only biodegradable food packaging. To top it off, dishes are no more than $10 each, making it a great place for a quick lunch or inexpensive dinner.

What really sets Glaze apart, however, is its seemingly unusual Seattle influence. According to Glaze's website, "Teriyaki in Seattle is as prevalent as pizza in New York." Korean immigrants in Seattle put their own spin on Japanese cuisine, using over 30 spices and ingredients to create what owner Paul Krug knows as Seattle-style teriyaki. Krug is a Seattle native himself and brought the flavors of Seattle's Korean cooking to New York upon realizing the East Coast needed a little West Coast-Asian flair.

"We get that char like off the backyard grill," said Krug in a NYTimes.com article. "We have a thicker, sweeter sauce compared to Japanese sushi restaurants." Just when you thought New York had enough Asian establishments, a genius like Paul Krug can come along and transform teriyaki into something deliciously unique.