For 40 years, Zutto’s Japanese American Pub in TriBeCa has served cuisines such as sushi, ramen, and American comfort food along with premium draft beer beer, and chic cocktails to neighborhood locals and New York City tourists. Chef Jason Metz and Co-Owner Yvonne Metz’s new endeavor “Zutto Ramen Sushi Bar” expands the concept of family-style dining by introducing new seasonal cocktails and dishes such as the Premium Selected Omakase Box and the Kimchi Ramen to Nolita, Little Italy – Soho neighborhood. The exposed brick walls and warm setup bring Zutto’s hospitality heritage from TriBeCa neighborhood to the new location, offering a casual atmosphere perfect for lunch conversations, after-work get-togethers, or late-night gatherings.

Meet Our Chef

German Metz

New York City native German Metz melds Japanese-influenced cuisine with the Dominican family-style soul food from his youth. Inspired to share the cultures of both the Izakaya pubs in Japan and his own Caribbean upbringing, Metz uses Zutto’s as a canvas where food and drinks are best enjoyed with friends and family. After studying at the New York Restaurant School in 2008, Metz worked at Zutto’s original location as the sous chef where he learned to make authentic sushi, sashimi, ramen, and traditional Japanese food. He dreamed of one day owning the restaurant, which he turned into reality in the summer of 2018. At “Zutto’s Japanese American Bar” Little Italy – Soho location, Metz has continued the brand’s dedication to providing its customers with a place to unwind in a laid-back atmosphere while indulging in sushi, ramen, and other specialty cuisine using choice quality ingredients with an extensive bar menu.