Calling all sushi lovers! Shuko Beach, a pop-up Omakase-style restaurant, is set to open a East Hampton location on July 1.
The restaurant will open in the old Highway Diner & Bar space on Montauk Highway. Chefs Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau, who previously ran Manhattan’s popular Neta restaurant, were inspired to open Shuko Beach after travelling through Japan.
A Manhattan location for the new restaurant is slated to open in Union Square in the upcoming fall.
Kim and Lau both worked at New York’s Bar Masa restaurant, where Kim advanced to executive chef of Masa and Lau was Bar Masa’s head chef, before deciding to open Neta in 2012.
If Neta’s success is any sign, than sushi-lovers in the Hamptons will be in for a treat: Neta was ranked among the “17 Hottest Sushi Restaurants in America Right Now” according to eater.com and in the top 100 restaurants in the U.S. for 2013 by OAD.
Shuko Beach, which will remain in the Hamptons through Labor Day, will feature a menu composed of small and large plates from the kitchen in addition to the chefs’ famous omakase fare.
“Omakase” roughly translates to “chef’s choice” from Japanese. Diners who choose omakase will enjoy handcrafted meals created from ingredients personally chosen by the chefs. Kim and Lau plan to use fresh fish and produce from the East End in the dishes served at Shuko Beach.
Shuko Beach will feature about 100 seats and is open six days a week in July (Tuesdays through Sundays) and seven days a week in August. Prospective diners will soon be able to make reservations through OpenTable.