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Exclusive: UN Plaza Grill & Sushi to open soon in NYC

Introducing UN Plaza Grill, a contemporary, high end restaurant with a fusion of fine dining in the Trump World Tower at 845 United Nations Plaza (at 1st Avenue and 48th Street). The ground level restaurant will have 2 floors with a private room on demand and have a soft opening in early August, soon after the Nine Days. At the helm will be world famous and award winning (see below) Celebrity Chef Hok Chin, who was nominated as one of America's best chefs by his peers. But he is most well known for his stints as Executive Chef at Solo, Prime Grill and the Reserve Cut at the Setai. The Japanese Fusion steakhouse will feature Wagyu and Kobe steak as well as a centered sushi bar in the middle of the restaurant. Private rooms with projectors will be available. Shabbat lunch and dinners are in the planning as well.
 



 
More about the Chef:
Hok Chin, Executive Chef at Li-Lis, is a native of Hong Kong. After training in the top restaurants if Hong Kong, Chef Hok set his sights on the United States. Early in his career, he worked with such celebrated Chef as Christian Delouvrier at Les Celebrities at Essex House, as well as Erik Maillard yoyiwc.net at La Caravelle where he honed his skills in classical French cuisine. Chef Hok has been the Executive Chef in a number of well known restaurants thought the city including Bruno Jamais Restaurant, Bobby Van's Steakhouse, Della Femina, Opia, and Koi in the Trump Soho. Chef Hok was Executive Chef of Sugar Dining Den and Social Club in Carle Place, NY, where he received the highest possible "Don't Miss" rating from the New York Times in 2010. Chef Hok is a culinary innovator with the ability to creatively fuse French and Asian cooking.

Awards and Recognitions

  • Best Chefs America, 2014
  • December 17, 2010 New York Times Review, “Don’t Miss”, 3 stars
  • Guest Chef for Hillary Clinton’s Special Event, 2007
  • Guest Chef for Michael Bloomberg’s Dinner Party, 2007
  • Guest Gourmet Chef at De Gustibus Cooking School, 2005
  • Gracie Mansion Guest Chef for Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, 2003
  • Cooking segment on ABC’s Good Morning America, 2003
  • James Beard Foundation, 2003
  • Participating Chef at the Annual Grand Gourmet Event, 2002-2003
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