The Japanese restaurant Geisha has been around for some time now. A tasting last week showed me why, because this Upper East Side
favorite is still going strong. The dishes I tried last week from chef Richard Lee were great!
Start with any of the tartars-they are all fabulous!
I loved the hamachi jalapeño appetizer; seared rare hamachi, jalapeño, bonito, radish, soy-jalapeno sauce. The combination of the sweet and spicy was superb. The hamachi, as fresh as it gets.
If you are craving a unique and wonderful raw fish sandwich, you must try the tuna truffle sandwich. Diced fresh Akami tuna, black truffle, and spicy mayo, will tickle your taste buds like they've never been tickled before.
I really like shrimp. I love lobster. Put them both in one dish and you have my attention. At Geisha they poach a jumbo shrimp and some lobster, and serve it with kaffir lime butter,
micro cilantro, and micro Thai basil. Sold!
Their miso black cod is pitch perfect. Marinated in miso, mirin, and sake, and then broiled and served with sweet miso sauce, this dish was truly delicious.