A new kappo style Japanese restaurant called "Hirohisa" has opened on Thompson Street near Dominique Ansel Bakery. Chef owner Hirohisa Hayashi is from Fukui Prefacture, Japan, and the menu emphasizes seasonality with lots of ingredients purchased from greenmarket as well as those imported from Japan.
The menu has a la carte, 7 course omakase ($100), and 9 course omakase ($150). Most dishes are non-sushi items. I tried 9 course omakase and In general, I didn't find any luxury ingredients like toro, abalone, etc., but all (rather humble) ingredients were really fresh and perfectly prepared. I particularly liked grilled Japanese sardine (which was so tender and rich), and grilled Iberico pork with shio kouji, as well as uni don. King salmon was a winner too, with crispy skin outside and tender, juicy meat inside.
73 Thompson St
(between Spring St & Broome St)
New York, NY 10012