First Look at mái cuisine: Morimoto-Type Sushi To Go in Midtown

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Photo: Courtesy of Mai Cuisine

Flushing bakery Paris Baguette has opened a store in K-town, according to Midtown Lunch, and its not the only Asian newcomer to midtown today. Were told the company that provides sushi to Whole Foods has launched its first fast-casual restaurant. Mi cuisine consists of a grab-and-go deli up front where you can purchase sushi created by Miki Willis (a Morimoto protg who shares some of her masters whimsy read: prosciutto sushi), and a restaurant in the back where Takayuki Shira Shirasaka (formerly of the New Grand Hotel in Yokohama, Japan) offers more traditional fare to sit-down diners. Up front, you can build your own bento box for under $11 (choose from antipasti-esque sozai such as tofu caprese and shrimp-tempura ramen, and entres such as grilled salmon and barbecue pork), and in the back, lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. till 2:30 p.m. (dinner starts next month). Below, your first look at the menu and the deli.

Photo: Courtesy of mai cuisine

Mi Cuisine Menu [PDF]

Mi cuisine, 16 E. 41st St., nr. Fifth Ave.; 212-400-8880
Paris Baguette, 6 W. 32nd St., nr. Fifth Ave.