The team behind acclaimed sushi restaurant Hidden Omakase is putting a new spin on “fast food” by banking on dinners enjoying a high-speed yet exclusive dining experience. On Monday, December 5, they are opening the doors of Sushi by Hidden, at 5216 Morningside in Rice Village, a 10-seat sushi bar that will only serve a 12-course, 30-minute omakase (a chef-selected tasting menu).
Chef Jimmy Kieu, who has over over 20 years of experience at restaurants such as The Fish, KA Sushi, RA Sushi and the Blind Goat, will lead the experience, as well as select guest chefs from Hidden Omakase. Kieu’s offerings will change daily based on what fresh fish is available. Dinners can expect dishes such as engawa (flounder fin) with finger lime, salmon roe marinated in tom yum (a sweet, sour and spicy soup from Thailand) and akami (lean bluefin tuna) with fuji apple, chili garlic and sanbaizu (a traditional Japanese sauce made with rice vinegar and soy).
The omakase is $60 per person and will be served at a sleek sushi bar designed by Rodrigo “Kico” Tovar with rT3 Design. The 1,200-square-foot space features an elegant wooden feature wall and a glass-door refrigerator showcasing the restaurant’s selection of fresh and dry-aged fish.
For now, Sushi by Hidden is BYOB, with a $20 corkage fee for bottles that are 720ml and larger. The half-hour experiences are offered Sunday through Thursday 5 to 9 p.m. and Friday and Saturday 5 to 10 p.m. They plan to add lunch in the future. Reservations are required and can be made online.