Located on the second floor of the upscale Hotel Nikko, Anzu has the typical hotel restaurant atmosphere: white tablecloths paired with neutral-colored furnishings and low lighting. More unique than the decor, the menu is Asian fusion meets continental with dishes like rack of lamb with Chinese mustard jus. Regulars rave about the appetizer known as The Rock, a Waguy beef coulotte cooked at the table on a Japanese river stone, served with spicy Korean sauce, kizami wasabi mustard, and cilantro pesto. There’s also a full sushi menu and a Sunday brunch that includes everything from pancakes to oven-roasted mahi mahi.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.