Music aficionados and sushi enthusiasts do we know the spot for you! Studio 151 is Alphabet City’s best kept secret.
Serving sushi and spinning records, the listening/omakase bar is the under the radar respite you never knew you needed. Located inside a former speakeasy on the second floor of 151 Loisada Ave, guests are invited to escape the city with turning tunes and small bites.
The space is inspired by Japanese listening bars. Sit back and enjoy their selection of sake & whiskey while a curated vinyl soundtrack soothes you in the background. With its dim lighting and lounge atmosphere, Studio 151 makes for a great date night or friends outing.
If you’re looking to dine, a reservation is required. Customers can either book the Chef’s Table for their omakase experience (lasting a duration of 90 minutes) or choose one of the high tops or couches to order from their a la carte menu.
Their omakase menu features fresh fish brought in daily. The chef will select a sequence of sushi for $80 a person. Moreover, on the a la carte menu you can treat yourself to specialty temaki hand rolls, Kinpira Gobo (braised burdock root seasoned with sesame oil), a variety of sushi rolls and hakozushi (pressed sushi).
However, if you’re just looking to grab a drink, walk-ins are accepted past 10:30pm on weekdays and after 11pm on Fridays and Saturdays.
Beyond Studio 151’s selection of sake and whiskey, order one of their refreshing cocktails like the Mambo Sun made with tequila, jalapeño and lime or the Moonlight Mile with vodka, blackberry preserves and lemon.
In need of something stronger? Order their St George Absinthe Verte or a Basil Hayden neat.
Get comfy in their unique space and be prepared to plan your next visit before you’ve even left.
If you want to keep the listening party going, you can head downstairs to check out music venue Nublu. Hosting nightly performances, explore their calendar on their website here.
📍151 Loisaida Ave, New York (2nd Floor)