Daisuke Nakazawa, Chef Featured in ‘Jiro Dreams of Sushi,’ to Open Second Restaurant, Without Sushi

The upcoming restaurant on Grove Street will not serve sushi and will accept walk-ins, unlike Sushi Nakazawa

The ‘Jiro’ chef’s new restaurant will serve a wide array of fresh seafood but no sushi, which will remain the focus of his flagship, Sushi Nakazawa.

Daisuke Nakazawa, a chef whom you may recognize from the renowned Sushi Nakazawa in New York City and the film Jiro Dreams of Sushi, will open a second restaurant on Grove Street in Manhattan, reports DNA Info.

The yet-unnamed restaurant is headed for 55 Grove Street and will serve Japanese cuisine and fresh seafood, but no sushi. The menu is expected to utilize both Japanese and American ingredients and methods of preparation, according to DNA Info.

The proposed $125 tasting menu includes items like fluke carpaccio with white sturgeon caviar, Meyer lemon, seaweed, and karashi mustard; Akamutsu bluefish with Bordeaux spinach and poached citrus jam; Dungeness crab with roasted pistachio, broccoli, and a citrus-seasoned ponzu; and live Maine scallop with creamed butter and blackened chives.

In contrast to Sushi Nakazawa's strict reservation-only policy, the upcoming restaurant will accept walk-ins as well as reservations.

During a recent meeting with Community Board 2's liquor license committee, restaurateur Alessandro Borgognone reportedly told members, "We wanted to do something a little different, something where people can actually walk in without a reservation. It’s a little bit more of a casual setting, but once again at a high level."


UPDATE: Early reports surrounding the newest restaurant from Daisuke Nakazawa and his partner Alessandro Borgognone may have gotten some of the details wrong. Daisuke Nakazawa may not even be the new restaurant’s head chef. Read on for more details.