Sushi by Boū has been shedding a new light on the sushi scene across America, reimagining the classic omakase experience with an elegant and new-age take, but in their most recent iteration they’re leaving the fish behind–and while we’re not saying it’s the same experience as your classic omakase menu, we will say that their flavors won’t leave you missing the fins.
Omakaseed will serve all of the classic Japanese-inspired bites you’d find on any other omakase menu, but with a focus on natural, minimally processed ingredients and highlights on seasonal and local produce.
That’s to say vegans (and anyone else willing to leave the animals off their plate) will be treated to a unique dining experience not often seen before in this vastly underserved market within the plant-based community.
Guests seated at the 10-seat counter inside the intimate library-inspired space will embark on a culinary journey unlike any other, choosing between the classic 11-course experience for $60 or the 15-course “bougie” upgrade for $100.
Menu highlights include Seaweed Caviar, Mushroom Beet Dashi, Eggplant Nigiri, Baked ‘Crab’, Coco Miso, and more.
“Bougie” upgrade courses will explore a world of textures and extraordinary flavors, including dishes such as Konjac & Natto (yuzu miso and scallion), Jackfruit (jackfruit wing, soy glaze, sesame, scallion), King Oyster Mushroom (charred, mushroom faux gras, burgundy truffle) and Carrot (applewood smoked, sago chicharron, truffle avocado, beluga lentils).
And, like any good omakase menu, each dish will balance rich, umami and savory profiles.
Co-founder Erika London stated:
Building on the success of Sushi by Boū, we’re excited to showcase the incredible potential and versatility of plant-based cuisine. Omakaseed will be a groundbreaking concept in the vegan scene.
Omakaseed will open inside the Sanctuary Hotel (132 W 47th Street) on Valentine’s Day (Wednesday, February 14th).
Those looking to make reservations, vegan or not, can do so here.