Mandalay Bay has officially arrived in New York: Kumi, a Las Vegas sushi favorite, has opened its NYC location at Le Meridien.
Fusing Japanese cuisine with a Korean American twist, this recent opening is one that we have on the top of our list for weekend dinner plans.
Kumi is another restaurant added to the owner's Disruptive Restaurant Group's impressive portfolio of culinary destinations. DSG’s other restaurants include Katsuya by Chef Katsuya Uechi, Sa'Moto by Chef Masaharu Morimoto, Hyde Sunset Kitchen and Cocktails, and Casa Dani by Michelin Chef Dani Garcia.
Leading the kitchen is a star-studded staff, including Executive Chef, Anastacia Song.
Chef Song brings to Kumi’s table a lifetime of New York City restaurant experience. She was most recently Executive Chef at American Cut, where, “ she found her two true loves: leadership and a great steak.”
Kumi boasts a robust and exciting signature menu, including, “A5 Wagyu Striploin, Green Tea Smoked Chicken, Miso Glazed Black Cod, Gochujang Glazed Salmon, and Galbi Braised Short Rib served with wild mushroom, truffle, and charred pear,” according to the release.
Sushi roll lovers, rejoice. Kumi has a mouth-watering list of rolls, such as, “the Hot Mess with poke sashimi, mani kama, avocado, and Screaming O Sauce, Kumikaze with cajun salmon, asparagus and yuzu yogurt and the Vegan Roll with Romaine, asparagus, cucumber, assorted seaweed salad, and sesame.”
In the mood to pair your food with some boujee cocktails? Perfect. Kumi cocktail list stars mature and exciting liquor selections, such as Japanese whisky, Mezcal, and plum wine.
While you treat yourself to some delicious sushi, guests will be able to absorb Kumi’s glamorous ambiance. An upscale dining experience, this 4,200 square foot space accommodates 130 guests. Guests can either dine at the four-seat sushi counter, or for a more intimate experience, belted blue booths occupy the restaurant’s corners. Sip the Pinoy Cillin with Gin, Kaffir Lime, Kalamansi, Lemon, Thai Basil, and Thai Chili, under the bar lights inspired by the New York skyline.
Kumi is open Tuesday through Saturday from 5 pm to 10 pm. Walk-ins are welcome, but reservations can be made on OpenTable.