Founded by partners William Levy and Pedro Orihuela, Okami offers multi-sensory Nikkei and Nikkei Omakase experiences unlike any other. Blending Japanese techniques with Peruvian flavors is Chef Hajime Kasuga, a third-generation Japanese descendant who grew up in Peru.
Sushi, sashimi, nigiri and fresh seafood are at the heart of the menu. But the fare is anything but every day. Example: unique rolls such as Acebichado Maki with fried shrimp, tuna, avocado, leche de tigre and chicharron — yes, chicharron.
There are ceviche’s and tiraditos, and other appetizers include Pulpo Anticuchero (octopus with potato crumbles, aji panca sauce and edamame puree) and a Roasted Beetroot Salad (pickled red beets, shiso leaf and ponzu sauce). Entrees include Asado De Tira, a wagyu short rib, soy teriyaki, topped with micro cress and Misoyaki Black Cod with puffed quinoa, hajikame and Japanese bayberry.
The restaurant — the name means “wolf” and “great spirit” in Japanese — is located next to Prada and includes a sushi bar, outdoor patio seating and a second story with floor-to-ceiling windows and a private balcony that overlooks the courtyard.