Sushi Uo’s Replacement Will Be Another Japanese Restaurant, Yopparai

The semi-mysterious entrance to 151 Rivington.
The semi-mysterious entrance to 151 Rivington. Photo: Jenny Miller

Sushi Uo’s “private event space” status seems to have been a last gasp — the “hidden” sushi restaurant faded away a while ago, and now another tenant is set to replace it: Japanese eatery Yopparai. Bowery Boogie first brought word of the new place and Thrillist has some details, mentioning that this one focuses on kitchen dishes like chicken meatballs rather than sushi (though it will offer a daily sashimi selection). There will be a sake sommelier on hand, and a menu of sake cocktails. More as we learn it; look for an early March opening on this one. [Thrillist]