Wednesday, November 7, 2018

New signage and a Michelin star for Tuome on 5th Street

Tuome just received some new signage on the previously unmarked storefront here at 536 E. Fifth St.between Avenue A and Avenue B.

This should make the low-key restaurant a little easier to find — especially after yesterday's announcement that it has received a Michelin star.

Tuome was one of 13 new entries to receive a star in NYC from the world's oldest restaurant guide. Here's what Michelin had to say:

Tuome presents a unique and highly personal cuisine. Inspectors found the recent menus to reflect the harmonious balance of sound cooking skills and enticing Asian flavors. Tuome is a charming neighborhood gem.

Meanwhile, several East Village restaurants were awarded again (same as last year):

Two stars:
Momofuku Ko, 8 Extra Place

One Star:
Jewel Bako, 239 E. Fifth St.

Kanoyama, 175 Second Ave.

Kyo Ya, 94 E. Seventh St.

You can find the full list of NYC recipients at Grub Street. Eater has analysis here.

Thomas Chen, an accountant turned cook/chef, opened Tuome in August 2014. He worked his way up through the kitchen ranks at Eleven Madison Park (three Michelin stars!) before Tuome.

The restaurant is open from 6-10 p.m. Monday through Thursday; until 10:30 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.


Unknown said...

What happened to Somtum Der?

Anonymous said...

Michelin Star - the financial death knell for a restaurant. The best thing to do is to keep it for a year or so , and then say 'We had a star.'.

Burnsy said...

Tuome deserves the star, if you’ve never been, go with someone you want to impress!