DINING DIARY | BAR SEKI / by Brackett Bilodeau

Image courtesy of Bar Seki

Image courtesy of Bar Seki

Sushi master Chef Seki is at it again with the opening of Bar Seki, Hell’s Kitchen’s latest and greatest dining destination. Enter the bi-level space: Bar Seki occupies the main floor, an 11-seat segue into the main dining room featuring both intimate tables and a communal space, flanked by Chef Edward Wijaya’s five-seat chef’s counter. Among the most coveted seats in the Seki trifecta, front row seats to Chef Wijaya’s tasting experience are certainly worth the wait. “I have designed the menu at Bar Seki to be a more casual experience within the Sushi Seki venue...my innovative menu is unique to this location, featuring shared plates including a selection of crudo, Japanese tapas, and composed entrées as well as an elegant raw bar.”

Head up the stairs for Bar Seki’s counterpart, where Chef Seki himself helms the spacious 12-seat sushi bar and surrounding spaces. Yet another boutique bar serves as a welcome centerpiece atop the staircase, perfect for kicking off the evening with a glass of sake or Japanese whiskey, and three traditional tatami rooms line the hallway leading to Chef Seki’s omakase stage. With so many unique experiences under one roof, our favorite sushi icon has hit the nail on the head once again...contact your Attaché for reservations and menu picks.

365 WEST 46TH STREET BETWEEN 8TH AND 9TH AVENUES