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Japanese Culinary Artistry at its Finest



HISTORY

Sushi Sen-nin first opened its doors in 1997 on 34th Street, between Park and Madison. Striving to introduce and provide what was once considered unfamiliar yet quality and delicious Sushi and Sashimi to guests, Chef Matsu has for many years studied and practiced the art of Japanese culinary so as to create an experience for his guests. He has along with his team succeeded in doing so for over almost two decades and continue to present his regular and new guests with only the freshest and appetizing dishes within a modern Japanese influenced ambiance.The authenticity of the sushi served can be seen in the unique variety of daily catches. Simple in presentation without all the gimmicks but true to the Japanese spirit and core, allowing for a pure and raw appreciation for sushi


Chef Matsunaga (Matsu)

Growing up in the restaurant business back home in Toyokawa, Japan, Chef Matsu discovered his passion and affinity for authentic Japanese cuisine (primarily sushi and sashimi) at an early age. Helping his parents run their kitchen while managing to find time to fish and explore first hand the science of fish anatomy with his three siblings, Matsu came to realize that his love for sushi wasn't just a fleeting interest. He learned the fundamentals of culinary and pastry art through Chef Kihachi, the renowned Japanese Chef who specialized in French Cuisine.With the necessary basics and knowledge of French cuisine as well as his many years of experience with sushi and sashimi, he decided it was time for a new adventure and after traveling Europe and staging at many restaurants, he soon found himself settling in NYC with a massive dream that he pulled off in 1997. Sushi Sennin is a living testament to his small town dreams.
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THE ART WITHIN



Tairyo Bata 大漁旗

Literally translated as Large Catch Flags,Tairyo Bata were once used by fishermen all over Japan. Used to identify and represent fishing vessels, these flags contained images of Japanese symbols relating to the theme of fishing and the ocean. Taking about fifteen days to make in a family owned fabrics business located in the Fukushima Prefecture, Our handcrafted SEN-NIN flags signify our strong dedication to presenting the freshest and purest form of sushi and sashimi .


Washi 和紙

First produced in Japan and made with fibers of bark, rice, wheat, or bamboo, Washi literally translate to "Japanese Paper" and the term is used to describe the traditional procedure of papermaking . Deemed a UNESCO Intangible cultural heritage object, Washi covers our menu as it is significant to the Japanese culture.


Tatami 畳

The Tatami is named after the flooring mat used in a traditional Japanese style room.