Looking for a little more chi, SushiSamba on Lincoln Road just completed their shake up, launching some new items to their dromo menu and revealing the restaurant's new urbanized decor. The new dishes, in keeping with the culinary direction of combining the cuisines of Japanese, Brazilian and Peruvian on one menu, include a sake-steamed mussels tobanyaki served with palillo, basil and a shichimi cracker, a small plate of pulp a la plancha with chorizo puree, pickled daikon and nori crostini, and tempura pork cheek with gala apple escabeche, pickled watermelon rind and tobanjan chile glaze. Outside of the few new additions, the SushiSamba faithful will notice the majority of the old menu remains intact.
The same cannot be said for the interior as Jordan Betten, NY graffiti artist adored by celebrities, has tagged all the interior walls with his urban touch. The tables and seating were also revamped, adding orange upholstery to the banquettes and blue finishes to the sushi bar high tops. In summation, yin and yang has been restored.