wa: a feeling of harmony and peace in everything from cuisine to service to design

This essence of wa, synchronized in concert with the finest cuts of high-quality Japanese Wagyu, together create the heartbeat and unique experience within this upscale omakase restaurant.

Offering a seasonal multi-course tasting menu featuring premium cuts of authentic Japanese A5 Wagyu accompanied by hand-crafted sauces and small dishes from Japan with locally sourced ingredients, Nikutei Futago is the first US location of the globally acclaimed concept.


The restaurant’s namesake stems from nikutei, a special space that connects the everyday and extraordinary to make for a memorable experience, combined with a nod to the Japanese founding Lee brothers, who are twins (futago). 

Born in Osaka, Japan, the Lee brothers have developed their own unique “Futago-style” of yakiniku and have become known for high-quality Wagyu and fresh ingredients, enlivened spaces and omotenashi, the warmest hospitality you can imagine. 

Founded in 2010, the Futago company portfolio is expansive, with a variety of concepts in more than 90 locations across Hong Kong and Japan. Futago’s hip, casual Yakiniku Futago concept has been an essential Japanese steakhouse hotspot in Chelsea since May 2015.


Iki: chic, stylish, lively and fun. The romance of a Geisha, the valor of a Samurai and the resignation of Buddha.

Leave the rush of W. Broadway behind as you enter through a lush garden into a Zen celebration of the senses. Through subtle and sophisticated design, complemented by warm and gracious service, the spirit of Iki is core to the experience at Nikutei Futago. 

IKI is present in all we do:

Iki (活)ー We serve only the freshest of ingredients, served in an ambiance that is energized and lively.

Iki (息)ー Service is paced according to our guest’s “breath”, offering an enjoyable and comfortable experience.

Iki (粋)ー Chic, stylish and sophisticated, an evening at Nikutei Futago is both elevated and extraordinary.

Iki (意気) ー Moments of whimsical, spontaneous, spirited excitement and fun will delight guests and define this unique and memorable dining experience.


An evening at Nikutei offers the comfort and exclusiveness of being invited as a special guest to someone’s home. With only 38 seats, tables are arranged in rooms, offering a discreet and intimate dining experience with private Shoji (sliding doors) and or semi-private Noren linen curtains dividing the areas. 

Once seated, the A5 wagyu tasting dinner begins, where the multi-course menu begins to unfold. Warm aromas fill the air as guests engage in the dining experience. Submerged, ventilated, grills are present on every table, setting the stage for the delectable, engaging, and entertaining meal. The ability to quickly sear the beef to an ideal temperature and consume immediately maximizes the flavors, providing a delectable and rewarding dining experience. 

To complement the experience, an extensive list of carefully selected beers, wines and earthy, full-bodied sakes will be presented to pair with the meal.


Our commitment to serve only the finest cuts of authentic Japanese Wagyu is something we take seriously. At NIKUTEI FUTAGO, only authentic Japanese Wagyu is called as such on the menu, with all other breeds specified separately. Quality is paramount and only the highest possible classifications, imported from trusted Japanese purveyors, are served.

The quality of the Wagyu is imperative, but the education, experience and authenticity of the staff are supreme at NIKUTEI FUTAGO. Expertly handling, cutting, and presenting the beef is critical to the flavor and the guest experience, thus leaders take hiring, training, and service as seriously as quality. 

The Lee brothers wish for every guest experiencing NIKUTEI FUTAGO to feel the wa and Iki, delight in the Wagyu and walk away saying “WOW”.

Our Location

341 West Broadway
New York, New York 10013

5:00pm to 11:30pm (last seating at 8:45pm)
Tuesday- Sunday


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341 W Broadway New York, NY 10013
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