Founded by Cuban-American actor William Levy and Pedro Orihuela and now open in the Design District. Okami is all about serving up the Nikkei experience.
Blending Japanese techniques with Peruvian flavors is Chef Hajime Kasuga, a third-generation Japanese descendant who grew up in Peru.
Sushi, sashimi, nigiri and fresh seafood are at the heart of the menu. But the fare is anything but every day. Example: unique rolls such as Acebichado Maki with fried shrimp, tuna, avocado, leche de tigre and chicharron — yes, chicharron.
There are ceviche’s and tiraditos, and other appetizers include Pulpo Anticuchero (octopus with potato crumbles, aji panca sauce and edamame puree) and a Roasted Beetroot Salad (pickled red beets, shiso leaf and ponzu sauce). Entrees include Asado De Tira, a wagyu short rib, soy teriyaki, topped with micro cress and Misoyaki Black Cod with puffed quinoa, hajikame and Japanese bayberry.
The restaurant — the name means “wolf” and “great spirit” in Japanese — is located next to Prada and includes a sushi bar, outdoor patio seating and a second story with floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony that overlooks the courtyard. There are also curbside pickup and delivery options.