This sleek Japanese bar and dining room lets patrons walk the runway that separates the restaurant and bar areas. Part of the Aqua restaurant group, this hip Times Square location is decorated in gold, red, and black; the catwalk is gold, and the Lipstick Lounge’s color is bright shades of red. Sushi takes center stage and the seafood is lown in daily from Tokyo's Tsukiji Fish Market. Options range from California maki rolls to kappa maki cucumber rolls, and datupi kana maki with soft-shell crab. For after dinner, drinks include a tiramisu cocktail and kiwi smoothie.
Congratulations to Mei Lin, winner of Top Chef Season 12.