If you’re looking for a culinary experience that combines French elegance with Japanese influence, look no further than Restaurant Yuu in Brooklyn. The upscale dining destination serves up an impressive and unique fusion of French flavors with Japanese touches.
Trout at Restaurant Yuu (©Dariia Neshama)
A Culinary Adventure: Exploring the Intricacies and Flavors of the Signature Dishes at Restaurant Yuu
This 18-course omakase menu is the brainchild of Chef Yuu Shimano, a master in his field with training from both Tsuji Culinary Institute in Osaka and three-Michelin-starred Restaurant Guy Savoy in Paris. “We focus on the classical French style of cooking with the difficult approach of bringing it into the modern age,” Chef/Owner Yuu Shimano told us. “We only use the best and freshest ingredients in our dishes, and as a result of this, some of our dishes are small in order to ensure that they are fresh and to provide the highest quality dishes for our guests.”
Fluke at Restaurant Yuu (©Dariia Neshama)
From the custom Arita plates to the black marble L-shaped chef’s tasting counter, every detail has been thoughtfully designed for an unforgettable dining experience. “The dining experience that guests can expect is an 18-course French omakase tasting menu with Japanese undertones served at a chef’s tasting counter that is set in front of an open kitchen that acts as a stage, performing as we prepare the dishes like it is a theater,” Shimano explained. “My hope is to provide a Broadway show-like experience that the guest can see and enjoy when dining. At the end of the meal, guests are escorted to a lounge area to enjoy mignardise and after-dinner drinks, as well as relax and socialize.”
Along with an all-star team of chefs and sommeliers, Chef Yuu has curated a menu that is both beautiful and delicious. “The hidden gem of the restaurant is the team I have chosen to work with me. They each have a background and history with me,” Shimano told us. “When I was opening Restaurant Yuu, I wanted to choose only the best in the industry and who I knew would work well together to provide the best possible experience for our guests.”
Eel Foie Gras at Restaurant Yuu (©Dariia Neshama)