Sakura Market Launches at Pony Boy

(Image courtesy of Micahel Stember)

Sakura Market is a new dining experience featuring “supreme sushi grade seafood with deep Unami flavors using healthy principles” that is launching at Pony Boy (632 Manhattan Ave.) in March.


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Blown away by Sushi Belly Tower this weekend in DTLA. Amazing work by @upstreamfoods

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The dining series previously operated underground as #sushibellytower for the past six years at numerous locations around the globe, put on by Pony Boy co-owner and chef Michael Stember.


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Sakura Market is officially launching a very special dinner series. March 2nd, 9th and 16th, come enjoy eight uniquely prepared courses performed by me and my very special teammate Chef Aki Iwaki. Serving only 13 seats at a time, feast on a mix of Japanese, Californian and Mediterranean style innovation. Taste deep umami flavors derived from healthy principles. Take the journey through colorful raw and cooked seafood, each course adorned with subtle sauces, vegetables, and herbs. Sakura Market will also be selling memberships as a part of the ticket purchase. Dinner tickets must be purchased in advance and are $150 per person, not including cocktails, sake or spirits. We will be offering wine, sake and whiskey tastings for an additional charge. We are very excited to bring this very special collaboration to Brooklyn. For tickets and all other information please email [email protected] Dinners will sell out quickly. Stay Gold. (Sakura Market is the private dining room inside @ponyboyny evoking 6 years of global food art with #sushibellytower) #greenpoint #omakase #japan #sashimi #sushi #mezcal #suntory #sake #nyc #brooklyn #sakura🌸 🙏🏼@willysoul for the flier.

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“Previously it was always through an email list that people had to sort of wriggle their way in obscure ways onto the list..and that grew into many many thousands of people and man many fun locations all over the world, and now it’s in Brooklyn,” said Stember, who along with co-owner and bartender James Halpern is working to bring a unique dining and beverage program to Greenpoint.

Stember, who is also a former Olympic runner, and Chef Aki Iwaki, who is the former head chef of New York Japanese restaurant, Bohemian, plan on building a membership program to Sakura Market where dinner participants can purchase ingredients used during the preparation of the meals to take home, such as smoked fish, housemade sauces and bone broth.

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Dinner tickets for the eight-course meal must be purchased in advance (via email: [email protected]) and are $150 per person, not including cocktails, sake or spirits. The upcoming dates are March 2nd, 9th and 16th, with seats for only 13 people a time.

(Image courtesy of Micahel Stember)

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