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Kizuna (絆): noun,  a Japanese concept describing the “bonds (between people); (emotional) ties; and relationships”. A sense of community. As large as humanity, even.

We are proud to announce that Kizuna, the first Restaurant in NYC serving dishes from the latest Gastronomic sensation that hit Europe’s culinary Capitals “Nikkei Cuisine”, a combination of Japanese – Peruvian Cuisines

“Kizuna means bond or connection, and that’s what we’re all about here. The bond between the Japanese and Peruvian people that has resulted in the delicious fusion cuisine known as Nikkei. As well the connection between the continuation of the commitment to detail and procurement of the freshest ingredients we had in our old incarnation Carnem, and the bold taste and look of our new concept, Kizuna” ~ Jacob Krumgalz, Owner


Peru has the second largest ethnic Japanese population in South America, this community has made a significant cultural impact on the country since the Japanese first began to immigrate in the late 19th century. One of the most evident manifestations of their influence is of course Nikkei, the Japanese-Peruvian fusion food. The particular roots of this fusion lie in the significance both traditions give to fresh fish, as Japanese sushi, buoyed by Peru’s thriving fishing industry; it mixes perfectly with the ceviche which is at the center of many Peruvian menus. These flavor combinations bring together the best of the elegant and delicate cuisine of Japan, with the freshness and spicy punch of Peru.


At Kizuna, we serve the freshest product we can procure every day. We maintain close relationships with local farmers. The essence of Japanese cuisine is the ingredients; at kizuna we prepare our dishes using traditional Japanese and Peruvian ingredients with Japanese techniques for the most unique dining experience 

We maintain the following policy about the fish that we procure:

We use seafood products that are sustainable and responsibly fished when possible.

We work with our suppliers on sourcing fish products that are traceable and to obtain that information whenever possible.

Our goal is to maintain the quality, creativity and freshness of the food we serve while striving to maintain a responsible policy towards sustainability, not just with our fish, but with the entire menu.

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