Please Note: We were asked not to take photos or add the listing before they announce the Grand Opening, this is the reason we do not have photos at this time. Sweeping arches and unique lighting fixtures mark the sprawling space that includes a lounge area, dining area and private party room. With talk at the bar focused on post-dinner clubbing — Buddha Bar in Charleston and Angelina's in Tottenville were among those options — the dance music thumping in the background seemed quite apropos. Over our clinking glasses, we saw a handful of heavily supervised, hard-working sushi preparers. What's left of Takayama, an upscale sushi spot formerly known for its vibrant, clubby night life, are its architectural details. But the same club vibe on a Sunday night? He is expected to require several more, sources said. They are happy to answer any questions about the menu and offer suggestions when asked.
Atmosphere: Sleek, new restaurant with a spectacular sushi bar made of glowing white marble and alabaster, an effect that's like eating on a sheet of ice. Spicy Crispy Kani Salad with julienned cucumber, crunchy jicama and ripe mango, was cold and refreshing. My party settled on Sapporos and Cosmos. But earlier this week, the identified the suspect as Lovaglia. The listing for Takayama Menus and Photos will be located on the Restaurant Page. The winner in the appetizer group, by far, was the Crispy Tuna Tortilla, which sounds unimaginable but is so delicious I could've ended my dinner there.
Volcano Roll with Tempura Crab Meat, Spicy Tuna, Yellowtail Tuna and Salmon was a seafood lover's dream and the F. He was released from prison last March. Lovaglio was being held Friday in a police lockup while he awaiting arraignment. Staten Island's newest and hottest upscale restaurant serving inventive Japanese cuisine ranging from sushi, sashimi and creative salads to signature dishes and specialty rolls. With its sleek lines and contemporary decor, Takayama lounge comes replete with an iced, white multi-tier Sushi Island bar with additional dining space and booths — not to be confused with a separated bar and lounge, where the latest martini mixes are produced with panache.
She can be reached through Advance food editor Pamela Silvestri at silvestri siadvance. Bamboo swing curtains partition the adjoining dining rooms and the sparkly overhead towering lights resembling icicles impart a clean, crisp, fresh feeling throughout. Peter Lovaglia, 53, a powerful Bonnano boss, was picked up at his home early Friday morning and charged with the Nov. Forte was taken to Staten Island University North Hospital, where he already had several surgeries to his face and eye. Lovaglia spent four years in prison for extortion, plus two more years for violating probation. Hours: Monday-Wednesday, noon to 11 p. That being said, this is a real destination for serious foodies.
But with so many Staten Islanders away from home and in vacation mode, construction work would take its time for a possible fall opening. The windows, etched and frosted with images of Japan, distract diners from unromantic views of a parking lot and Page Avenue. The tuna, cooked perfectly rare, was served with black olives, jalapeno, tobiko and spicy aioli atop a crispy tortilla chip. Every dish at Takayama proved to be a work of art; that applies to both appetizers and entrees. Miso soup was ordinary but the addition of enoki mushroom was a nice touch. Stealth servers, dressed in black, can't move fast enough to clear plates, fill water glasses and refresh drinks.
Fushimi is located at 2110 Richmond Rd. A rep for the incoming business wasn't ready for the Advance to take photos of the interior at 17 Page Ave. It opened in 2003 as Fusha -- but a fire gutted its kitchen and briefly put it out of business in December 2005. He's being held in police lock-up while awaiting arraignment. That sprucing up indeed will be happening, although carried out under the new restaurant coming in its place: Fushimi South.
He was freed from federal prison only last March after he served two years for violating his probation for a previous extortion conviction, records showed. Posted on May 18, 2015. Hopefully early next week we will get permission. Lovaglia has long criminal history involving the Mafia. Paper lanterns overhead cast a romantic light in the dining room and the bamboo ceiling with bamboo columns inside and out, if you can imagine transport you out of Richmond Valley.
There's an extensive sake and wine list but I was disappointed that there was not more of a push by the staff to try the sake on the occasions I test drove the restaurant. Specs: Parking lot in the front with valet Thursday-Saturday; fully accessibility. There is but one dessert at Takayama, a chocolate lava cake, that's well worth the 10 or so minutes it takes to make from scratch. When he turned to see who was talking to him, he was blindsided by an attacker who repeatedly hit his face. Fushimi has had a 13-year-run thus far.
Shrimp Shumai was steamed perfectly and the pan fried pork Gyoza was crispy but not greasy. Grand Opening of Takayama on Staten Island will be happening next week. Before that, Lovaglia spent four years in federal prison for extortion. It was large enough for two guests to share. Sources say the police eventually obtained a photo of the suspect, but they had no name. For the investment these restaurateurs put into the place, South Shore sushi lovers should be so lucky. The material on this site may not be reproduced, distributed, transmitted, cached or otherwise used, except with the prior written permission of Advance Local.
Takayama Sushi Lounge: Upscale dining experience once only attainable in New York City, close to home. But make no mistake, Takayama Sushi Lounge also serves up a full line of cooked Asian specialties with French fusion, including salads, signature dishes and more. Takayama Roll had a combination of Black Pepper Tuna and Spicy Crunchy Tuna served with fresh jalapeno and avocado slivers. This morning, reputed Bonnano family boss Peter Lovaglia was arrested and charged with the attack. So let's get to the good stuff: Chef's Special Rolls are what sets Takayama apart from other Japanese restaurants. When he turned to see who it was, someone allegedly smashed him in the face with the glass, leaving him blind in one eye, with cuts all over his face.