Restauranter Derek Feldman has expanded his downtown sushi offerings. Now open on Eldridge Street under the same roof as Bar at Uchū, which opened earlier this summer, Uchū is a 10-seat omakase concept located in the front of the space. Sushi chef Eiji Ichimura, who left his namesake TriBeCa restaurant in June, will be serving the 18 to 22 tasting course menu, which will change daily and utilize herbs grown on the restaurant’s rooftop garden.
“I originally was going to open another sushi bar. I looked at multiple locations in the East Village and came across the space on Eldridge Street — which happened to have a full kitchen,” says owner Derek Feldman, who also owns micro-restaurant Sushi on Jones nearby. “I wanted to do something that had never been done before in New York, and create somewhere that I would like to eat personally, which is how I ended up developing Bar at Uchū and Uchū, featuring masters in their field.” Bar at Uchū, located in the back of the restaurant, features a seven-seat kaiseki counter along with a beverage list of over 90 Japanese whiskies. “When you add the beverage program, I would almost consider us three concepts under one roof at this point,” Feldman adds.
Full Article in Women's Wear Daily, photo of Ichimura by Katie Jane Burton