21-year old SMU undergrad Brandon Cohanim, the dude behind Pōk the Raw Bar, opens his newest restaurant tonight. Namo is a 20-seat sushi bar located in the West Village that features hand-rolled sushi.
According to the release:
The menu at Namo offers a stripped down approach to Japanese hand rolls and sashimi… A rotating menu of hand rolls will feature 12 options at a time, each ranging from $4 to $7.50, and available in prix-fixe orders of three, four, five or six—as well as à la carte.
The store’s exterior will feature Japanese sugi wood—a centuries-old technique preformed on Japanese cedar to preserve and finish the wood by charring it with fire—treated by an artisan in Wyoming. The resin bar top will feature accents of hot-rolled steel, adding dimension and color, while 20 custom-designed bar stools provide comfortable, yet chic seating for guests.
There are multiple beverages on tap, including sake, wine, beer, and nitro cold-brewed tea. And Namo will soon offer to-go bento boxes.
Namo opens tonight. Hours are Monday through Thursday from 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Friday and Saturday from 11 a.m. until midnight.