As we all know, SMU Student Brandon Cohanim blessed us with PŌK, a poké bowl restaurant in West Village. This fall, he has opened his newest concept, focusing on traditional handrolls and sashimi.
You can find NAMO right next to PŌK, in West Village.
NAMO specializes in the creation of fresh handrolls, and traditional style sashimi. The menu is simple, yet covers a wide variety of tastes that will suit any craving.
The seating is all in the center of the room, so walk in and grab a seat at the bar and watch your meal be made in front of you. Everything you want comes from the bar, and (if you’re 21) be sure to try the traditional Japanese sake and beer, or if you’re underage the nitro tea is unlike any other drink in the world.
The vibe inside might be as good as the food, it’s dark and romantic with the today’s best songs. You can find decorations around the space that reflect Brandon’s personality, and maybe even run into him there.
Cohanim is incredibly passionate about his work and is happy to share his journey with anyone who comes in to enjoy his food.
“Our seaweed is made specifically for NAMO, no one else. It’s one of a kind,” said Cohanim.
“We wanted something unique, that you can only get here at NAMO, so we created the seaweed.”
The seaweed is crunchy, delicate, and delicious.
(Trust me, coming from someone who used to hate seaweed.)
If you’re looking for recommendations, try the salmon roll, the yellowtail roll, and the toro. Those are my absolute fav, and when it comes to sashimi, order them all because you cannot go wrong.
All of the ingredients at NAMO are fresh and were specially chosen to satisfy every customer that comes through NAMO’s doors. The customer experience is #topnotch and if you find yourself showing up at a busy time, the wait is definitely worth it.
Go to NAMO with a hungry tummy, and enjoy!
For more information, visit NAMO’s website.