Radio Anago

There's a Brendan Sodikoff-Helmed Sushi Restaurant Behind This Coffee Shop

With Plum Rolls, Sake and Dance Dance Revolution

By Sarah Freeman ·
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You're a fan of pretty much anything Brendan Sodikoff does.

You were there when he started serving bone-in filets in the sepia-tinted glow of Bavette's. You obliged when he put forth matcha lattes at Sawada.

Now, he kindly requests that you take a seat in his sultry new sushi den dubbed Radio Anago. It's open now. Take a look.

Through a curtain in the back of his equally new Sawada Matcha, you'll find a dimly lit dining room where you will, carefully, find your way to one of the 45 seats. It's there, under mod light fixtures, where you can catch a glimpse of fresh yellowtail being sliced to perfection in the open kitchen. Head that direction for a closer look, but also for the Dance Dance Revolution machine. Twist.

Then, it's decision time. Do you play it safe with hoisin-glazed steamed pork buns and a tuna nigiri flight? Do you fully leave caution on the other side of that curtain and order uni-and-yuzu shooters or the Houji fried chicken with roasted matcha and edible gold? Answer: yes.

Naturally, an Osaka Old Fashioned will be in front of you while all of this happens. While the sushi is serious, the cocktails are anything but. You can start the night with a Saketini and end it with a shot of Woo Woo, aka vodka, peach liqueur and cranberry juice.

Bonus: you totally get to say "Woo Woo."

Sarah Freeman

Sarah Freeman is often accused of hiding secrets in her hair. She can make any cocktail, as long as that cocktail is a rye Old Fashioned, and has never met a saison she didn’t like.

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