Nick Bognar’s popular sushi restaurant, Sado, is expanding with a new omakase concept called Pavilion. The restaurant, which was named the No. 3 Best New Restaurant of 2023 by Sauce Magazine and was a James Beard Award semifinalist, will open this spring in the courtyard on the Hill. The Pavilion will be a custom-built, glass-enclosed space that will offer guests a ticketed tasting menu featuring Bognar’s talents with Southeast Asian and Japanese cuisines. The menu will also include a dry-aged fish program.

According to Bognar, Pavilion will function as an extension of Sado and will combine the Thai influence of his familial heritage with his passion for Japanese sushi techniques. He says, “This will be the most ambitious thing I’ve ever done in terms of creativity and precision, while also using this as a space to experiment.” The menu will vary based on availability, but guests can expect nigiri, sashimi, and other dishes inspired by Bognar’s family’s Thai recipes.

In Japanese, “omakase” means “I leave the details up to you.” This style of dining involves the chef meticulously preparing each dish in front of the guest. The fish will be imported from Japan, and the menu will change regularly. Follow Pavilion on Instagram for updates.

Originally published by Sauce Magazine, this article announces the expansion of Nick Bognar’s acclaimed sushi spot, Sado, with a new omakase concept called Pavilion. 

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