Chef Carlos Falcon and his wife and managing partner, Sayaka Gushi Falcon, made a splash in Kansas City with their two Latin seafood spots, Jarocho and Jarocho South. Now, they have turned their attention to the east with the opening of Sayachi, which serves sushi and traditional Japanese comfort food in Brookside.
Guests can choose from two distinct dining experiences: the omakase bar or the main dining room. The omakase bar seats eight, by reservation only, and is a collaboration of Falcon and sushi chef Ciro Ortega, who has been in the industry for 17 years and previously worked as head sushi chef at Kona Grill. It includes multiple courses of small plates followed by 12 nigiri and dessert.
The rest of the restaurant offers the same high-quality fish prepared as maki, sashimi and nigiri, in addition to other classic Japanese dishes. The bar program is headed by Japan native Mari Matsumoto, whose cocktails feature intriguing ingredients, such as ginger caviar, daikon radish and black sesame seed syrup.
Sayachi, 6322 Brookside Plaza, Brookside, Kansas City, Missouri, 816.437.7513, facebook.com/sayachikc