When former Nobu chef Dante Boccuzzi came to HSB regarding transforming the old Chinato restaurant on E. 4th street into a new fine dining Japanese restaurant, we jumped at the opportunity to be a part of re-invigorating the E. 4th scene post-pandemic. The design started with opening up the entire first floor space, even to the extent of modifying the historic storefront to spill out onto a newly established patio on Prospect Ave. The sushi bar is the focal point of the must-see action that chef and his team bring to the restaurant. Ample ceiling and lighting features create the feeling of being amongst the sea, while the dark accents establish a mood of serenity and peace. Seating options vary throughout – including indoor/outdoor, bar tops, booths, banquettes and feature party table along E 4th street. For those fortunate enough to get a special invite, the lower level also includes a concealed speakeasy style lounge that is even moodier than the first floor.