Jiji PressNEW YORK (Jiji Press) — A Japanese restaurant bearing the name of legendary actor Toshiro Mifune opened in New York on Thursday, aiming to promote cuisine of the Asian country in one of the biggest cities in the world.
Mifune New York is a five minutes’ walk from Grand Central Station and also close to the U.N. headquarters.
A lot of wooden materials are used in its walls and ceiling to create a Japanese atmosphere. The restaurant is also decorated with the family emblem of the Mifunes by obtaining permission from the family.
Hiroki Yoshitake, a 36-year-old chef, who is a native of the southwestern Japan prefecture of Saga and runs a one-Michelin-starred restaurant in Paris, helped Mifune New York create menu items. It serves original Japanese foods that go well with wine and cocktails.