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UMAMI: Japanese Restaurant Week Is Back in NYC

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New York City is once again poised to celebrate its annual Japanese Restaurant Week. This year it is entitled “A Blast from the Past” and it starts on February 17, 2014

According to information coming off the newswire, there will be 30 participating Japanese restaurants will transport diners 100 years back to Japan with special mouthwatering traditional dishes.

In a public-private partnership that promotes Japanese culture, food, and travel to Japan, announces today that Japanese Restaurant Week 2014 will begin in New York City from February 17 – March 16, 2014 with nearly thirty participating restaurants. The special dishes served will evoke the "100-Year-Old Flavors of Japan" theme, with a focus on the regional cuisines of Japan.

Highlights include creations that showcase the popularity of Japanese meat during that time, such as Wagyu beef and Bluefin tuna sushi from Megu New York, and sukiyaki from Restaurant Nippon. Regional cuisines such as Kanazawa-style curry, sweet-and-sour fried chicken from Miyazaki, mizutaki hot pot from Kyushu, Edo-mae (Tokyo-style) sushi platters, and more. Some of these dishes will be available for purchase at the Japan Week festival in Grand Central Terminal during March 6-8, 2014.

The participating restaurants in alphabetical order are: Go Go Curry, Hakata Tonton, Hakubai, Hatsuhana, Ichie, Inakaya, Izakaya Ariyoshi, Izakaya MEW, Izakaya on Smith, Jado Sushi, Katsuno, Koi SoHo at Trump SoHo NYC, Kuboya, Megu New York, Mira Sushi & Izakaya, Misoya, Ni Japanese Deli, Ramen-Ya West Village, Restaurant Nippon, SakaMai, Sobakoh, Sunrise Mart, Sushi Ann, Sushi Azabu, Sushiden, Torishin, Wasan and Yuba Restaurant.

Additional Japan tourism information and cuisine history will be available at each participating restaurant and on www.japanweek.us/restaurantweek. On this website, all are welcome to enter a sweepstakes to win a free round-trip Delta ticket to Japan and taste these unique foods in their regions of origin.

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