Chikarashi Isso at Hotel 50 Bowery
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If you only know Chikarashi as a fast-casual spot with long lines at lunch, then their pop-up on the second-floor outdoor terrace at Hotel 50 Bowery might seem out of left field. After all, rather than $14 poke bowls, they’re serving a 13-course kappo-style yakitori omakase for $150 per person. But if you made it to Chikarashi Isso in the three or so months it was open before the shutdown, then you’ll know they can do an excellent high-end yakitori experience as well. The FiDi location hasn’t reopened yet, but you can still watch scallops and chicken oysters grilling in front of you before arriving on your plate topped with uni and white truffle. Seats at the U-shaped chef’s counter for either of the night’s seatings can be reserved here.