Niko and Jiro: Dinner and a Movie

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 5 No tags Permalink 0

I’ve been on an uni kick for the past few months…craving it non-stop. Buttery tongues straight up or served as sushi. On Sunday we stopped at Niko for dinner. It’s right by our apartment, and despite all the hype/pretension that surrounded Niko when it first opened, it’s proven to be a solid neighborhood sushi spot. Seats at the bar, and orders of Uni, Hamachi, Kinme Dai, Salmon, and Sea Bream.

That’s the King Crab Roll in the back, and a Big Eye Tuna Roll towards the front…my two favorite rolls off the menu. I really just wanted a dinner of nothing but uni (endless orders!) but Pierre gently suggested moderation…

…that is until our shared order of Tokyo Crispy Chicken arrived. He devoured 90% of this plate in an easy minute. Piping hot with savory crisp skin and all dark meat inside. No need to dip in the spicy mayo, just a squeeze of fresh lemon is perfection.

And then it was off to the 8:20pm showing of Jiro Dreams of Sushi at the IFC. If you haven’t seen it yet, go. Here’s the trailer. And then you’ll be craving uni like crazy.

Niko
170 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012
(212) 991-5650

5 Comments
  • anonymous
    March 20, 2012

    OMG my mouth is watering..I too have Uni cravings..I just love it..the crab roll is my second favourite too but that chicken looks heavenly…thank God for your posts because living in Spain this quality of sushi just doesnt exist and although there are great restaurants here of course..my tastebuds are in the wrong country !! so thanks for cheering me up with your travels and to die for food..it's probably better for my figure that I just look at it anyway !!!

  • Mem
    March 20, 2012

    Now I am dreaming of sushi….

  • Mem
    March 20, 2012

    Now I am dreaming of sushi….

  • Hungry
    March 21, 2012

    I loved the Japanese uni from 15 East. It was the best I've ever had.Also, I'm totally hooked after watching that movie trailer.

  • anonymous
    April 3, 2012

    pffft. my friends and i did the same thing 2 weeks ago. we were first! :P

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