New & Noteworthy

New sushi and yakitori omakase restaurants are opening but count me among the fatigued. That said, I am intrigued by Torien given Chef Yoshiteru Ikegawa’s reputation but I will wait a bit to learn more. There are so many great yakitori restaurants that I want to hear if it’s worth $150.  This week, I am interested in a more moderately priced pan-Asian menu from Top Chef’s Leah Cohen at Piggyback NYC, located near Penn Station. I look forward to sampling her Filipino lumpia (spring rolls), Malaysian curry puffs and Vietnamese cha ca la vong before heading to The Garden. I welcome the variety to that neighborhood!

New & Noteworthy (week of Jan 20)

Anton’s Opened mid-November

The Banty Rooster Opened mid-December

Café Kitsuné Opened mid-November

Ernesto’s Opened early-January

Kochi Opened early-November

Le Crocodile Opened early-December 

Lekka Burger Opened mid-November

Nami Nori Opened early-October 

Piggyback NYC Opened mid-January

Verōnika Opened early-January

This weekly list is not comprehensive of every new place but a short alphabetized list of new places that I think are notable.  Restaurants that have been opened for more than three months will not be included.