Manhattan Skyline Brings Innovative New Japanese Restaurant to 71 W. Houston Street in SoHo

Manhattan Skyline Management Corp., one of New York’s leading real estate organizations, is pleased to announce a new long-term retail lease with Shiki Omakase at 71 W. Houston Street, a prime location where SoHo intersects with Greenwich Village.

A new venture led by experienced chef duo En Lin and Jackie Zheng, Shiki Omakase specializes in the popular form of Japanese fare where each diner leaves it up to the chef to choose the meal’s ingredients and curated menu of specialty dishes.  Named for the Japanese translation of “four seasons,” the newly-opened restaurant occupies a 500 square-foot space accented by 13-foot ceilings and 25 feet of prime store frontage on the SoHo side of West Houston.

“We’re thrilled to help introduce Shiki Omakase’s innovative concept and extraordinary fare to the residents, visitors, shoppers and workers that populate SoHo and neighboring Greenwich Village on a daily basis,” said Joshua Roth, Senior Vice President of Retail at Manhattan Skyline Management Corp. “As New York City continues to come back to life, more and more people are seeking out the sorts of new culinary adventures that had been missing from their lives.  Shiki Omakase is a perfect complement to the storefronts in this vibrant neighborhood.”

“This city – and everyone who lives here – has been through a lot over the past few years, and we believe this is the perfect time to be opening a restaurant in one of its most famous and bustling retail districts,” said Jackie. “En and I share a passion for sourcing the best seasonal seafood from around the world and offering high-quality dining experiences. Opening our own omakase room has long been a dream of ours, and we’re excited to bring our food to an expanded audience as locals and guests alike are eager to get out of their homes and explore new cuisine.”

Located just steps from Greenwich Village, NYU and Washington Square Park, 71 W. Houston is situated within one of the New York City’s most sophisticated neighborhoods. This agreement with Shiki Omakase closely follows a deal with Elvis + Elvin, a luxury beauty brand that opened its flagship location next door at Manhattan Skyline’s 73 W. Houston Street just last year.

The new deal builds on portfolio-wide retail leasing momentum for Manhattan Skyline and further activates this important stretch of Houston Street, located between West Broadway and the classically-cobblestoned Wooster Street. In addition to its retail holdings, Manhattan Skyline owns and operates a number of premier residential buildings in the area, including 55 Thompson, Soho Court, Sullivan Mews and The Villager.

71 W. Houston sits between several major subway lines as well as some of the most desirable shopping and dining destinations in the city including neighboring tenants Dos Caminos, Modern Acupuncture, Starbucks, Thomas Taft Salon, Morgenstern’s Finest Ice Cream, Sadelle’s, Van Leeuwen and Bulthaup.

The 3,000 square-foot second floor of the building, formerly home to the legendary high-end cocktail lounge, Pegu Club, is available for lease. For further information please contact Josh Roth at [email protected].

Roth handled the deal for Manhattan Skyline.