The team behind Nami Nori in the West Village is switching to sweets.
Nami Nori is a “casual yet elegant” temaki bar that opened its flagship in the West Village in 2019, specializing in open-style sushi hand rolls. The sushi spot offers a reprieve from the hustle and bustle of the city with its quiet luxury, beach house vibe. Its success allowed the team to expand and open up shop in Williamsburg and Montclair, New Jersey, the latter of which is a popular suburb that cosmopolitan city slickers move to. The new concept called Postcard by Nami Nori is slated to open this fall and will be a Japanese bakery and teahouse, offering pastries, sandos, bubble and more, a spokesperson told Eater. It will be housed on 31 Carmine St. in the space that was formerly occupied by The Ivy Coffee & Bakery.
The restaurant was opened by Taka Sakaeda, Jihan Lee and Lisa Limb, all of whom have previous experience working at Japanese eateries.
The team describes Nami Nori as an “inclusive place that balances accessibility with a dedication to quality and creativity with a respect for traditional techniques.”