The impending opening of Nikoin the second-story Soho space previously occupied by soba specialist Honmura Anis notable for two reasons: The sushi bar is helmed by a Sushi Yasuda and Morimoto veteran and will offer some sustainable options, and theres a cooked menu that bears the distinctive mark of consulting chef and partner Josh DeChellis. Hes found a golden opportunity to revive some of our favorite deep-fried hits from his excellent but short-lived BarFry, including tempura squash and Sriracha-salted Maine sweet shrimp. Prices may change, but for now heres a look at whats in store.
Niko Menu [PDF]
Niko, 170 Mercer St., nr. Houston St.; 212-991-5650