BR Guest Hospitality and Joel Robuchon Open kibo Japanese Grill in NYC

Nov 14, 2011, 12:08 ET from BR Guest Hospitality

NEW YORK, Nov. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Stephen Hanson's BR Guest Hospitality collaborated with Chef Joel Robuchon, recipient of the most Michelin stars in the world, to open kibo Japanese Grill in New York City. Kibo is the first partnership between NYC-based restaurateur Hanson and the acclaimed French chef, who has collaborated with Hanson as a culinary consultant, creating a menu of robata grill, sushi, noodles and Japanese small plates.  Robuchon's refined French cuisine and Japanese expertise can be seen at his first Japanese restaurant Yoshi, in Monaco's Metropole Hotel, which earned a Michelin Star - making him a venerable match for kibo, New York's newest destination for a modern lifestyle with an egalitarian nightlife focus.


"It's been an honor to work with Joel," said Stephen Hanson, President & Founder of BR Guest Hospitality. "He is the chef of the century and to be able to bring his culinary mastery to our guests is a once in a lifetime opportunity."

Chef Joel Robuchon has opened countless restaurants all over the world including Hong Kong, Las Vegas, London, Macau, Monaco, New York City, Paris, Taipei, and Tokyo, and has received glittering awards for his extraordinary culinary accomplishments and cook books, with 26 Michelin stars and titles including "Chef of the Century" by Gault Millau's Guide.

Leading up to the opening of kibo, Robuchon entrusted Yosuke Suga, Robuchon's disciple for 15 years, with training the kibo staff and implementing the Robuchon-crafted menu. Suga, native to Japan, drew upon his sweeping experience opening L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon in Tokyo, L'Atelier in New York City in the Four Seasons Hotel followed by Taipei, and most recently Champs Elysees in Paris. Robuchon with Suga and the rest of the kibo team bring modern Japanese dishes at a great value to New Yorkers with dishes such as Lobster Miso Soup, Smoked Pork Ramen, "dressed sushi" from Sushi of Gari Alum Boo Lim, and skewered items like Wagyu Beef from the Robata Grill paired with a selection of over 100 sakes.

kibo is now open for lunch Monday-Friday 11:30am-5pm, and for dinner 7 days a week:
Sunday – Tuesday 5pm–10pm, Wednesday - Thursday 5pm–11pm, Friday - Saturday 5pm–12am. Featured DJ Wednesday–Saturday.

111 East 18th Street at Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10003

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