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It's righteous ramen for the win at Kumiso — plus a sneak peek at soon-to-open Kizzy T's

It's righteous ramen for the win at Kumiso on Southforker

"We've had a lot of fun being able to figure out what people are looking for. Our focus became ramen, rolls and buns, where we can talk about ingredients and have a fun, delicious approach. It's not too out there but still has the foundations of Japanese cuisine presented in a bowl of fun," says Matsuoka, co-owner of Sen and, speaking of a good time, the morning-to-night taco bar, K-Pasa, both in Sag Harbor.

— Amy Zavatto

My Favorite Things: Jesse Matsuoka

My Favorite Things: Jesse Matsuoka on Southforker

"One of the first drawings I can remember doing as a little kid was an infinity bowl of curry and rice, and in my imagination every time I'd get to the bottom, it would magically fill up again," says Sen co-owner Ryunosuke "Jesse" Matsuoka with a smile. "Definitely a sign that I just loved food!"

— Amy Zavatto

The Sen Tasting Menu Returns In Sag Harbor

The Sen Tasting Menu Returns In Sag Harbor on 27 east

Every day, the co-owner of the Japanese restaurant does a daily lottery drawing for its tasting menu, which began on October 15 and will continue Sundays to Thursdays, through April, at the popular Sag Harbor eatery.

— 27east.com

Jesse Matsuoka is Sag Harbor's Sake Sommelier

Jesse Matsuoka is Sag Harbor's Sake Sommelier on 27 east

Mr. Matsuoka said he also traveled to Japan, where he observed the “big guys” who produce 400,000 sake beverages per day and small breweries who sing as part of their specific timing and custom rituals.

— Carrie Ann Salvi

Sag Harbor Restaurant Review: Sen

Sag Harbor Restaurant Review: Sen on Dan's papers

When all else seems relatively sleepy on the East End, Sag Harbor still has a vibrant restaurant scene. It drags people out of their homes even on the coldest nights, when gusts of wind seem intolerable, and they stroll in the glow of Main Street as if it were Manhattan.

— Stephanie de Troy

Sen Co-owner Jesse Matsuoka on Sag Harbor Success, Surviving the Winter, and Kumiso

Sen Co-owner Jesse Matsuoka on Sag Harbor Success, Surviving the Winter, and Kumiso on Dan's papers

If you've spent any time threading your way through Main Street crowds in Sag Harbor, you are probably familiar with Sen, the hugely popular sushi bar and restaurant that, during the high season, rivals just about any eatery in the Hamptons for being a tough-to-get reservation.

— Joe Mollica

Sen Blossoms With Recent Growth

Sen Blossoms With Recent Growth on Dan's papers

Last year, Sag Harbor's Sen celebrated its 25th anniversary.

— Hannah Selinger