CHELSEA — A Japanese restaurant chain where patrons eat their steaks standing up is opening a trio of new eateries in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen.
Ikinari Steak — which describes itself as a “standing steak” restaurant — plans to apply for wine and beer licenses at 96 Eighth Ave., near West 15th Street, 154 Seventh Ave., near West 19th Street, and 368 W. 46th St., near Ninth Avenue, applications filed with Community Board 4 show.
The chain opened its first U.S.-based outpost in the East Village earlier this year, and its new locations will open in the fall, Eater reported.
“The idea behind Ikinari Steak is to serve ‘super thick’ high quality meats quickly and economically, therefore people stand while consuming their steaks,” the chain’s website says.
“It’s a fun, interactive, communal and brand new experience for New Yorkers!”
Steaks at Ikinari start at around $16 for a 7.1-ounce sirloin, and patrons can choose the weight and cut of their steak, including its own “soy sauce-based steak sauce,” the site notes.
Its stateside operator, Takashi Tsuchiyama, didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.