Kosaka Is New York’s Newest Luxe Omakase Destination

Tuna tartare, with caviar.
Tuna tartare, with caviar. Photo: Melissa Hom

There’s no shortage of spectacular sushi restaurants in New York, but Kosaka — which just began service on West 13th Street — is still a much-welcomed opening. Chef Yoshihiko Kousaka, formerly of Jewel Bako, is serving two omakase options: one of sushi only for $125, and a chef’s tasting, which includes hot dishes, for $155. His style is fairly traditional, and the menu will change based on what’s available in New York and at Tokyo’s Tsukiji fish market.

He has enlisted some A-list helpers, too: Fujiko Aoki of Mochi Rin provides desserts, Tea Whisk’s Satoko Souheki Mori curates the tea selection, artist Akihiro Nikaido custom-makes the pottery, and design firm Super Paprika conceived the small, Zen-like space, which includes ten seats at the wood counter and two four-top tables. Take a look:

An assortment of sashimi.
An assortment of sashimi. Photo: Melissa Hom
Chutoro (medium fatty tuna).
Chutoro (medium fatty tuna). Photo: Melissa Hom
King salmon.
King salmon. Photo: Melissa Hom
Kampachi. Photo: Melissa Hom
King salmon, kampachi, and chutoro, all together.
King salmon, kampachi, and chutoro, all together. Photo: Melissa Hom
Matcha tea.
Matcha tea. Photo: Melissa Hom
Matcha pudding.
Matcha pudding. Photo: Melissa Hom
Mochi, with chocolate.
Mochi, with chocolate. Photo: Melissa Hom
Chef Kousaka.
Chef Kousaka. Photo: Melissa Hom
There are 10 seats at the sushi bar.
There are 10 seats at the sushi bar. Photo: Melissa Hom
The dining room.
The dining room. Photo: Melissa Hom
Even the signage is luxe.
Even the signage is luxe. Photo: Melissa Hom

Sample Menu [PDF]

Kosaka, 220 West 13th St., 212-727-1709

New York’s Newest Omakase Destination