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A Look Inside Shamisen, Opening Soon in Brooklyn Bread Space

Brooklyn Bread left the corner of Fifth Avenue and Sixth Street back in June of 2012, and its replacement, a pan-Asian restaurant called Shamisen, will be opening soon, possibly within a week.

The owner let me take a look around, and it's pretty elegantly designed. A new facade has been built, and there are four booths, a handful of tables, what looks like a bar up front, and what by my guess is a possible sushi prep area in the back, above (it doesn't look like it's designed to have people sitting around it, but I can't figure out what its exact purpose is).

The owner told me that the restaurant would serve "spicy food," and confirmed the earlier report that they would be serving Malaysian, Thai, and Vietnamese fare, as well as Japanese. Seems a bit all over the map, but the final menu still remains to be seen.

If all goes to plan it could be opening as soon as this weekend.

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Reader Comments (5)

I'm sorry, but enough of these pan-asian, asian, sushi, thai, malaysian, whatever places already. Can we get some freakin' diversity here.

November 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterShittySlope

looks nice

November 8, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterTed ReTurner

I believe the owner is also the landlord. After asking sky high rent for the space with no takers, I believe he decided to open a business himself. Brooklyn bread and the fitness place next door both said that he was a very difficult landlord to work with. The fitness place is gone as well and has been available for rent for as long as Brooklyn bread

November 17, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAvi

They did a great job on the place, but then they slapped up the cheesy awning.

November 20, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterneighbor

most of you ppl don't know shit what you are talking about and no the landlord is not the owner of this place

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterYouDontKnowMe

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