The new two-story Koi Soho in the Trump Soho hotel evokes a sense of Zen with its rainforest-esque design. Picture: warm walnuts woods, hand-chiseled black stones, and plants illuminated by flickering candles. On the menu, you’ll find savory cooked dishes, traditional sushi and sashimi, as well as creative rolls and decadent desserts. New additions exclusive to the Soho location will include: Pan-seared Scallops on a crab cake, and Grilled Salmon with honey balsamic glaze. They’ll have over 20 sakes to choose from, too. Opens September 14!
Koi Soho, 246 Spring Street (between Varick street and 6th avenue); 212-842-4550.
Pig & Khao
The crew behind Fatty Crab has teamed up with Top Chef contestant Leah Cohen to bring you this casual Southeast-Asian eatery. There’s a lush 20-seat back garden with picnic-style tables that will be open year round for al fresco fanatics. Cohen will turn to Thailand and the Philippines for flavors to spunk up her shared-plates menu, which will include dishes like crispy pata with mango salad (pork shank cooked in five spices). In addition to beer, wine, and a variety of soju (a vodka-like alcohol made from rice), there will be wine cocktails like a Phuket punch made from prosecco, grapefruit-cinnamon syrup, and mint. Opens 9/18!
Pig & Khao, 68 Clinton Street (between Rivington and Stanton streets); no phone yet.
Photo: Courtesy of Koi