News Release - City Welcomes Nikko Restaurant to Downtown

City of Rochester

News Release

(Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2012) – Deputy Mayor Leonard E. Redon, Neighborhood and Business Development Commissioner R. Carlos Carballada, City Council Vice President Dana Miller and Councilmembers Elaine Spaull and Matt Haag joined owners/partners Mark Chiarenza, Marco Muoio and Patrick Dutton today for the grand opening of Nikko Restaurant at 1 Capron Street on the first floor of the Capron St. Lofts in downtown Rochester.

“It is very exciting to welcome another addition to downtown Rochester,” said Deputy Mayor Redon. “We are so fortunate to have citizens who are willing to invest in our city’s future. We wish the owners of Nikko much success.”

Nikko is a restaurant, sushi bar and cocktail lounge located in the Capron Street Lofts, adjacent to Geva Theatre in downtown Rochester. Set in a historic 110-year-old building, Nikko features original wood columns and exposed brick combined with extensive modern decor. The illuminated cocktail bar, open kitchen and high energy playlist add to the ambiance.

The cuisine, prepared by Executive Chef Jeremy Nucelli and Master Sushi Chef Ching Imperial Bolima, features a variety of New American offerings including char grilled Spanish octopus, sake steamed littleneck clams, slow roasted pork belly and, of course, the Nikko burger. Sushi rolls, sashimi and nigiri with fresh fish selections delivered daily from New York City round out the menu.

Nikko offers a cocktail list and a substantial wine list handpicked by the in-house sommelier, which includes a variety of moderately priced boutique wines by the glass and bottle.

The opening of Nikko has created 30 part time and 5 full time jobs.

Nikko is open 5 to 10 p.m. Monday to Wednesday and 5 to 11 p.m. Thursday to Saturday.


News Media: For more information, please contact Mark Chiarenza at 303-8017