Tuesday, January 29, 2008

OMIDO sushi --- New York

What a jet-lagged New York blogger, a glass of champagne and a sushi roll have in common? Nothing I would answer but the sushi with the champagne can help her stand at her feet! I was jet-lagged and slightly tired but I couldn't miss OMIDO restaurant’s Grand Opening Press Preview. As a New York events blogger, I have an obligation to attend but also an excuse to new tastes, people and venues.
OMIDO wasn't a disappointment. Its edgy and sleek style coupled with Japanese cuisine give an extra buzz in the hustle and bustle of midtown. Close to Broadway and next to the David Letterman Show, it is ideally located for theater-goers or even tourists!

I tasted or rather ate various fusion rolls and makis: foie gras -toppe, gold-leaf-anointed temari with salmon, tuna and yellowtail all excellent and well-balanced. Not to forget the nigiri and sashimi equally presentable and tasty and the refreshing Mango Parfait dessert. I was pleased with the quality, the flavors and also the colors while watching master sushi chefs crafting the art of sushi making. Renowned sushi chef Eiji Takase is not new to the sushi world: Former Executive Chef of Sushi Samba and Shibuya at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas reinforces his merit and experience by fashioning each Omido dish with the same attention.

I am sure journalists and bloggers who attended have good things to say and write about this cosy sushi bar/restaurant. Together with its reasonable prices will make it a great hub for sushi lovers!

1695 Broadway
bet 53rd & 54th Street
10010, New York