A new sushi restaurant has opened for the summer in place of the Highway Diner & Bar in East Hampton, providing diners with all of the local fruits of the sea, served in unconventional ways. Shuko Beach, a pop-up restaurant opened for business on July 2, and will continue to serve food through Labor Day.
The move marks a second step in an Eastern direction inspired by firsthand experience of sushi in its original home. Having left Neta in New York City, chefs Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau traveled extensively in Japan, and dreamt up a concept for a kaiseki-sushi restaurant, which opened in the city in the fall of 2013. Following the success of Shuko NYC, the pair decided to bring their oriental infusions to the Hamptons.
Shuko Beach’s new location provides an obvious bounty of plentiful seafood readily available, which fits perfectly with the restaurant’s theme. The menu features a series of small and large plates, as well as a selection of omakase favorites including a speciality dish of whole roasted fish and family-style local vegetables. The restaurant is medium sized, with 90 seats and an additional 12 at the bar, and is open for lunch and dinner seven days a week until Labor Day.
For more information, visit www.shukonyc.com.