From Our Editors
Despite its location deep in the urban landscape of Manhattan, Hana Michi works hard to stay true to the “flower path” translation of its name. Not only can this be seen in the restaurant’s abundance of natural elements, like the thick wood beams holding up the entry portal, wicker-work baskets and cherry blossoms; but also in the leafy path built into the floor that runs through the restaurant to the tables and booths in the back. Along the way, mirrors increase the sense of space, while quotations and traditional Japanese artwork establish a Zen-like atmosphere. The menu mixes classic Korean and Japanese cuisine in dishes like sushi and kimchi, plus also several selections of Japanese katsu. To complement the meal, more than 30 types of sake are available.