Travel 1 minute 16 April 2024

Where Sushi Noz's Nozomu Abe Goes in New York

The Two MICHELIN Star chef shares where he goes with his family, for inspiration, and everything in between.

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There are few chefs in New York who enjoy the high-low quite like Chef Nozomu Abe. The man behind Two MICHELIN Star Sushi Noz and One MICHELIN Star Noz 17 (in addition to the impossibly chic to-go Noz Market), can often be spotted outside of Manhattan on the Queens waterfront in Long Island City sipping on coffee or taking a stroll with his family.

However, the Hokkaido native also has a soft spot for steaks from Peter Luger, Japanese at Two MICHELIN Star odo, and hamburgers from JG Melon. Below, get the scoop from Abe on his favorite low-key museum, his guilty pleasure, and where you'll catch him on his day off.

Coffee: Sweetleaf Coffee Roasters in Long Island City

Breakfast and/or lunch: Shio Ramen or Katsu Don at Vert Frais

After-hours: The Penrose or JG Melon

@northfork_eats / @scrumphsus
@northfork_eats / @scrumphsus

Guilty pleasures: Popeye’s!

Special occasion: odo

Where you'd take an out-of-towner: Peter Luger

Cody Rasmussen / Odo
Cody Rasmussen / Odo

Favorite NYC spot: Noguchi Museum

Where we might find you on your day off when you’re out and about: Hanging out at the Long Island City waterfront park with my wife and our 17-month old.

Hero image: Courtesy of Chef Nozomu Abe


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