Manhattan Skyline Management Corp. announced a new long-term retail lease with Shiki Omakase at 71 W. Houston Street, a prime location where SoHo intersects with Greenwich Village.
A new venture led by chef duo En Lin and Jackie Zheng, Shiki Omakase specializes in the popular form of Japanese fare where each diner leaves it up to the chef to choose the meal’s ingredients and curated menu of specialty dishes. Named for the Japanese translation of “four seasons,” the newly-opened restaurant occupies a 500 s/f space accented by 13 ft. ceilings and 25 feet of store frontage on the SoHo side of West Houston.
“We’re thrilled to help introduce Shiki Omakase’s innovative concept and extraordinary fare to the residents, visitors, shoppers and workers that populate SoHo and neighboring Greenwich Village on a daily basis,” said Joshua Roth, Senior Vice President of Retail at Manhattan Skyline Management Corp. “As New York City continues to come back to life, more and more people are seeking out the sorts of new culinary adventures that had been missing from their lives. Shiki Omakase is a perfect complement to the storefronts in this vibrant neighborhood.”
“This city – and everyone who lives here – has been through a lot over the past few years, and we believe this is the perfect time to be opening a restaurant in one of its most famous and bustling retail districts,” said Zheng . “En and I share a passion for sourcing the best seasonal seafood from around the world and offering high-quality dining experiences. Opening our own omakase room has long been a dream of ours, and we’re excited to bring our food to an expanded audience as locals and guests alike are eager to get out of their homes and explore new cuisine.”
The deal with Shiki Omakase follows a lease with Elvis + Elvin, a luxury beauty brand that opened its flagship location next door at Manhattan Skyline’s 73 W. Houston Street last year.