One of New York City’s premier sushi brands will be opening their first New Jersey location as Kamasu by Kissaki has signed on to open a new restaurant in Newark.
Onyx Equities recently announced that they have secured Kamasu by Kissaki as the 11th dining option at The Junction inside Gateway Center, their 100,000 square foot dining facility in the heart of Downtown Newark.
The initial Kamasu by Kissaki outpost opened last year on the 2nd floor of the Hudson Yards Shopping complex on the west side of Manhattan.
“Invest Newark is pleased with the effort that clearly has gone into ensuring The Junction at Gateway’s new design welcomes all Newarkers as well as those visiting inside to dine,” said Marcus Randolph, President and CEO of Invest Newark. “We’re sure Kamasu Sushi will be a welcome addition to the already great diversity of options at The Junction.”
Kamasu by Kissaki features “sets” of open faced, Temaki hand rolls and an a la carte menu of maki, specialty futomaki, and donburi dishes. While an opening date for the Newark endeavor has not been announced, temporary signage is already up at their future space and the brand can be followed on Instagram at the handle @kamasubykissaki for updates.
“It’s rewarding to see regional and world-renowned restaurants choose Newark and The Junction at Gateway Center as the next location in their expansion plans,” said Jon Schultz, Co-Founder and Managing Principal for Onyx Equities. “We carefully curated the restaurateurs to provide the community with a unique variety of culinary options, offering the opportunity to try something new each time they come back.”
Gateway Center, a collection of passageways connecting several office buildings and Newark Penn Station, officially opened earlier this year following several years of renovations. Currently open dining options include the recently launched Chip City Cookies, 375˚ Chicken & Fries, Farinella Artisanal Pizza and Bakery, Fresh & Co., Jersey Mike’s Subs, and a Dunkin’ Donuts outpost.
Big name restaurants like New York City’s Serafina are slated to open at the complex in the coming months. An outpost of Mökbar is currently under construction alongside Newark favorite Uncle Willie’s Wings, while Brooklyn Dumpling Shop and Bloomfield-based The Brookdale are also bringing eateries to the complex.