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New Neighbor: Teisui

On March 18th, Teisui, a new Japanese restaurant welcomed patrons to experience a multi-course meal in the style of a ryokan--a traditional inn where guests come primarily to dine, often in their rooms, and to relax and experience nature. At the center of the restaurant is a 17-seat counter that offers patrons the best spot to view the theatrical style of the open kitchen. 
 
In reference to the real-estate hunt, the restaurant's General Manager Yuko Hagiwara said "When we were scouting locations for Teisui, we looked for areas with high potential, and the Flatiron District impressed us the most. There are a lot of exciting restaurants coming to the neighborhood, and we wanted to be at the forefront of that movement. This is already a leading area, and it’s going to continue to grow very quickly. We’re excited to be a part of it.”
 

Teisui offers a 10-course tasting menu at $150, serving yakitori kaiseki. This style of dining refers to grilled skewered chicken (yakitori) served as a traditional Japanese multi-course dinner (kaiseki). It has been an underdog in New York's Japanese cooking scene—compared to sushi or ramen. The New York Times wrote that at Teisui, this way of cooking "is given top billing and an elegance rarely associated with what in Japan is usually a quick meal of grilled chicken bits." 

Sake or wine pairings are available to accompany your meal. The beverage program is directed by Yasmin Mansour, formerly of Aldea: “The wine list is a comfortable and approachable selection of old and new world wines, as well as sake made exclusively for Teisui by Akita Sake. The program focuses on offerings that highlight the overall cuisine. It allows the guests several routes for which to enjoy various pairings.”

Hours are Monday to Thursday from 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Friday-Saturday 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Teisui, 246 Fifth Avenue, enter on West 28th Street, (917) 388-3596.

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