Ukiyo is one of the most exciting meals I’ve had in New York City in a long time. We sampled the eight course tasting menu (which is really the only way to go ) — and it was EXQUISITE. Each course was beautifully composed and visually stunning — the ingredients were so vibrant and the dinnerware was gorgeous. Most importantly, every single dish was ABSOLUTELY DELICIOUS! I experienced some flavor combinations that I had never tasted before (now I know that goat butter and anchovies are an amazing pairing) — and I loved every second of it. It’s exhilarating to be treated to a meal of this caliber. I am a big fan of open kitchens because they add an element of intimacy to the dining experience. What a pleasure watching Chef Marco Prins and his team execute dish after dish with the utmost precision and care. This phenomenal meal was a real treat for all of the senses! Chef Marco updates his menu seasonally, so I’m super excited to return soon to see what new dishes he has created. Many thanks to the talented Ukiyo team, and especially Chef Marco, for their incredibly hospitality and a truly unforgettable meal!
Ukiyo: 239 East 5th Street (between Second and Third Avenue)
Striped Bass, Tom Ka Kai, Turnip, Yuzu
Black Angus Striploin, Tongue, Eggplant, Miso, Crispy Potato, Black Garlic
Close up of that luscious striploin!