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Modern Love for Mifune

Modern Love for Mifune

There are some moments in New York City that you find yourself falling in love. When you enter the doors of MIFUNE that grand feeling will fill your heart.

The distinguished Japanese restaurant featuring refined Washoku cuisine in Midtown Manhattan just celebrated an anniversary and the milestone is to be applauded. Executive Chefs Yuu Shimano and Tomohiro Urata have romantically transcended borders and time to bring forth this wonderful creation. It is truly modern love. The culinary world honors the venue as one of the top Japanese restaurants, exciting diners with innovative and flavorful dishes while spotlighting the finest ingredients for the season. The momentous achievement is to be embraced by anyone lucky enough to walk in the doors.

Charming tastes and sophisticated service are only a few points to highlight on any given day. Your tastebuds roar in glorious delight while your eyes fill with harmonious bliss when dishes are presented. Every selection is a divine journey that your mind and body will take here.

The culinary masterminds behind the innovative menus at MIFUNE are artists working at their highest peak. The two chefs honed their skills while studying together at the Tsuji Culinary Institute in both Osaka, Japan and Lyon, France. Shimano went on to hold his first kitchen position at two Michelin-starred La Villa des Lys in Cannes and as Chef de Partie of Meats and Sauces at the eponymous three Michelin-starred Guy Savoy in Paris. While Urata worked in France as the Chef de Partie of Fish and Appetizers at two Michelin-starred La Relais de la Poste in Magescq, three Michelin-starred Régis & Jacques Marcon in Saint-Bonnet-le-Froid and three Michelin-starred Maison Troisgros in Roanne.

Tried and true dishes continue to please long-standing clients, while seasonal plates find new visitors happily coming back for more. From tasting menus and sake pairings to a spectacular weekly happy hour you simply cannot go wrong.

Some of the incredible delights for the new season include delicate and refined moments such as with their carefully curated items of Amuse Bouche, Butternut Squash Croquette and Arctic Char Porcini Confit. Each one is constructed to a tune that makes wonderful music.

The sushi bar is an unrivaled champion in town with the best of the best including Amberjack, Boton Ebi Shrimp and Uni Sea Urchin. And expect nothing but splendid desserts to finish your beautiful journey at MIFUNE.

Let this restaurant romance you and take your heart to a whole new world right in the middle of Manhattan.

MIFUNE New York is located at 245 East 44th St. New York, NY 10017 between 2nd and 3rd Avenue. Phone: 212-986-2800. 

For more information please visit 

Hours of operation: Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm (last order 2pm), Dinner: Mon-Sat 6pm-11:30pm (last order 10:30pm). Closed Sunday.

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ElizaBeth Taylor is a journalist for Times Square Chronicles and is a frequent guest at film, fashion and art events throughout New York City and Los Angeles due to her stature as The Sensible Socialite.Passionate about people ElizaBeth spent many years working as a travel reporter and television producer after graduating with high honors from University of Southern California. The work has afforded her the opportunity to explore Europe, Russia, South America, Asia, Australia and the Middle East. It has greatly influenced the way in which ElizaBeth sees a story and has created a heightened awareness for the way people around the world live today.

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