Matsuri – New York

Matsuri  -  New York


212 –  243  6400
369 West 16th Street
(bet 9th & 8th Avenues)
New York, NY, 10011

Unfortunately closed now 2013

The word Matsuri means festival in Japanese

At the Maritime  Hotel

Chef Tadashi Ono’s wonderful Matsuri transports you directly into the Edo period-  giant paper lanterns  vaulted ceiling, dark wood floors,  jade-green ceramic tiles all create an ambiance to rival a movie set.  Born in Tokyo,  Chef Ono started his career at age 16, and then moved to Los Angeles to train at La Petite Chaya and L’Orangerie.  He then moved east to NY heading up the kitchens at La Caravelle Restaurant; nine years later he opened Sono on 57th Street and now we are so lucky since 2003 to have Matsuri.  Where, in the lushest of environments, Chef Ono presents authentic Japanese comfort food.  Flying in organic grains daily from Japan and offering more than 200 kinds of sake.

Special items for us include:

  • Kinpira – Sauteed and Simmered Burdock
  • Goma-ae  Spinach
  • Hijiki salad  in soy and sake
  • Kampach  sashimi with yuzu and green pepper sauce
  • the shishinto peppers in dashi
  • Mushrooms baked in parchment paper contain all their juices and flavour (ordered everytime)
  • Nasu Shigiyaki  –  Japanese eggplant grilled with miso sauce   so sweet and delicious
  • Black Cod marinated in sake paste and then grilled so perfect each bite falls effortlessly
  • 18 grain rice
  • Lotus roots, the perfect snack with a fresh Aldentéd sake crunch
  • The sushi and the sashimi are very fresh and clean
  • on the sweet side, the warm chocolate cake melts with every bite

Keep an eye out for Chef Ono’s new book:  Japanese Hot Pots; where he directs you to the creation of hot pot meals.  Recipies from the book will be featured in the restaurant’s menu as of late September 2009.

Matsuri  -  New YorkEdamame
Matsuri  -  New YorkBar

Matsuri  -  New York

Matsuri  -  New YorkKampachi  sashimi with yuzu and green pepper sauce
Matsuri  -  New York
Lotus Roots
Matsuri  -  New York
Kinpira (sauté and simmer Burdock)
Matsuri  -  New York
Uni and Fatty Tuna Sushi
Matsuri  -  New YorkMushrooms baked in parchment paper
Matsuri  -  New YorkGoma-ae  Spinach

Matsuri  -  New York

Matsuri  -  New York
Main Dining Room

Matsuri  -  New York

Matsuri  -  New York

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