Located in a 2-story townhouse on Downtown Stamford’s Restaurant Row, the brick façade of Kashi Sushi Bar and Japanese Restaurant gives way to a multi-sensory experience. Introduced to the city’s thriving restaurant scene in January of 2016, Kashi’s modern industrial design element combined with its innovative and artistic approach to sushi and Japanese food preparations quickly landed this exciting new restaurant on the radar of local food enthusiasts.
Partners / Restaurateurs Sky Lin and Daniel Li, owners of 4 successful Kashi restaurants dotted throughout Long Island, ventured to Fairfield County, Connecticut with the goal of expanding the Kashi brand into both Fairfield and Westchester Counties.
“We knew there was an appreciation for this type of cuisine in this area, “says Lin of the local sushi bars scattered about the area, “Our concept is a more elevated style of sushi and a new approach to Japanese dishes, combined with an atmosphere that’s visually energizing and social.”
Kashi takes advantage of the bi-level space and industrial structures throughout and accentuate them against black furnishings, white leather seating, bold dangling glass light fixtures, and radiant color lighting that illuminates the many pockets of space. The focal points of the restaurant are the two levels of sushi bars, beautifully backlit to show off the radiant colors of the market fresh fish and the showmanship of Kashi’s sushi masters. Large sake barrels are on full display. Billowy curtains frame the large windows, and soft textile walls and plush banquette seating add warmth to the sleek décor. The second story dining room, bar, and sushi bar is a great space for private events.
The new menu features seasonal dishes, including; miso grilled baby eggplant with yuzu miso sauce; smoked duck wrapped in cucumber with avocado, mandarin orange, and yuzu cherry dressing; crispy Chilean seabass with baby bok choy, shitake mushroom, and brown butter ginger broth; and beef tenderloin with truffle polenta, pumpkin, baby carrot, asparagus, with a brown butter sherry sauce. Flavorful and beautiful sushi creations include; the takaashi sushi roll with blue crab, avocado, cucumber, topped with spicy lobster salad and kabayaki sauce; the deep blue sea roll of blue crab, avocado, mango, topped with seared spicy tuna and spicy eel sauce; and the Volcano roll made with tuna, salmon, yellowtail, cucumber, topped with tuna and salmon, served with sriracha and spicy kabayaki aioli.
A striking bar is a convivial respite, perfect for pre/post show cocktails, happy hour, or late night food and drink. The beverage program boasts a large selection of sake, Asian beer, premium spirits, a moderate wine selection, and creative cocktails which infuse exotic flavors such as passion fruit, yuzu plum wine, and more!
Kashi 131 Summer Street, Stamford, CT 06901 | 203.890.9995