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— by Sydney Franklin: Tsukimi is a small but elegant new Japanese restaurant with a design inspired by the ancient tradition of moon-viewing. (Reed McKendree)

An assuming brick building in New York’s East Village houses an elegant and warm Japanese restaurant on its first floor that’s been designed as an ode to the mid-autumn full moon. Tsukimi, located at 228 East 10 St., recently opened under the tutelage of renowned chef Takanori Akiyama and was inspired by the festival tradition of tsukimi, or “moon viewing,” which happens at the start of fall harvest each year…

July 10, 2019