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Chef From Sushi Yasuda Opening Upscale TriBeCa Restaurant

By Irene Plagianos | September 16, 2015 2:06pm
 A longtime chef from Sushi Yasuda is opening a new restaurant in TriBeCa.
A longtime chef from Sushi Yasuda is opening a new restaurant in TriBeCa.
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TRIBECA — A chef from one the city's best sushi restaurants is rolling out his own take on fresh seafood.

Tatsuya Sekiguchi, a chef for nearly 10 years at Midtown's Sushi Yasuda, is readying to launch his own fine dining sushi restaurant, Sushi Tatsu, at 175 Franklin St.

"This is my dream, this is my passion," Sekiguchi, a native of Japan whose father and grandfather were both sushi chefs said during a recent CB1 meeting. "I want you to feel like you're in Japan."

Sekiguchi, along with business partner Phillippe Dupuy, won the community board's support for their liquor license application.

The eatery will be a quiet restaurant with high-end sushi, focused on omakase — a multi-course sushi dinner that's selected by the chef, the owners said. Omakase will cost about $155, but other sushi options are also available, including $80 for a sushi combination plate, and a la carte sushi pieces that will be priced at "market rate."

The restaurant, slated to open early next year, will have a minimalist design, created by award-winning Japanese architect Shigeru Ban.

The restaurant will have 30 seats. There are also plans for a downstairs whiskey bar, with room for about 20 people.