Over the years, Sòlo has undergone a few transformations and we’ve covered them all (here, here, here and here). Now, in its newest incarnation, it will change its name to Butterfish (550 Madison Avenue; New York, NY 10022; Telephone: 212.729.1819 – between 55th and 56th, in the atrium of the SONY building). The new restaurant will open this coming Sunday the 20th of July.
…will specialize in authentic new age Japanese sushi, featuring simple ingredients of exceptional quality, with fish so fresh it literally melts in your mouth like butter. With superior fish brought in daily from Japan and local markets, Butterfish will feature an extensive selection of fish and a full line of sushi techniques never before seen in any kosher eatery, as well as full line of Japanese beer, whiskey and sake, all under the supervision of the Orthodox Union.
The new Executive Chef is…
[..]Chef Hitoshi Saito, who studied sushi preparation in Osaka. His unique technique of combining cold fish with his signature warm rice, made fresh in small batches every half hour, yields unparalleled results, winning him accolades from food critics worldwide. Enjoy reasonably priced genuine Japanese soups, salads, sushi, sashimi and chirashi and innovative delicacies including Kobe beef sushi, beef shabu shabu and chicken tempura.
We can’t wait to taste this new authentic Japanese cuisine at its finest. I can only hope that to make this new restaurant a truly perfect experience, they will bring back waiter extraordinaire, Eka Halim.
Frankly, if Butterfish follows the same exacting standards as the other restaurants owned by The Prime Hospitality Group you know it’s got to be good!