Movie and dinner on Saturday night seems to be a theme this winter. We had dinner on Saturday night with our friends at Niko. I was psyched to return after going there pre-opening. I like the way they put the place together and you can absolutely hear yourself where ever you sit which is a nice bonus. The scene starts rocking as the evening goes on and it is quite the hipster crowd so keep that in mind. Perhaps during the week is the way to go. The food is really good. There are only two other Japanese restaurants that I go to downtown; Blue Ribbon Sushi and 15 East. I am thrilled to add Niko so the mix.
This is a small bowl of uni is unique. Steamed sliced squid that looks like spaghetti with a piece of uni over the top. A nice light Asian sauce on the bottom with sliced scallions. Mix together and eat. Quite good.
I am a huge fan of octopus. This is the one dish I didn't love. Thought there could be more flavor. Sliced roasted octopus mixed together watermelon radishes, cucumber and small pieces of kiwi. Lots of interesting flavors but it just didn't grab me.
No question that I will be going back to Niko for dinner or lunch. The sushi is fantastic and many of the appetizers were good and some were great.