Ciro’s newest restaurant is being hailed as a new way to enjoy Japanese food in Manhattan.
The restaurant in Brooklyn’s Lower East Side is expected to open in December.
It will be named the CiroEinaudi, after Ciro, a Greek word meaning “king.”
Owner Mark Ciro said the name will reflect the restaurant’s connection to the ancient temple in Athens.
Ciro is a Greek-American and his father was an ambassador of Greece to the U.S.
When he first saw the sign up in the Times Square restaurant, he said, “It was so cool.”
Ciro Eineudi will be one of two new Japanese restaurants that will be opening in New York City by the end of 2018, the other is the Cider House and Spirits in the Park.
The restaurants will serve both Japanese and American cuisine, with Japanese dishes on the menu, and the other offering a mix of American and Greek dishes.
The new Japanese eateries are expected to be in the Manhattan area by the fall.