Sami & Susu Headed to Orchard Street for Standalone Restaurant
Sami & Susu is finally breaking out with its first brick-and-mortar eatery, taking a former ice cream shop on upper Orchard Street.
The Mediterranean concept – born in Brooklyn and farmed out to Ten Bells – is poised to transform the shuttered New Territories specialty ice cream joint into a standalone eatery.
Sami and Susu, a nod to the 1960s Arab-Israeli children’s TV show considered by many as a symbol of unity and peace, is a collaboration between Amir Nathan (Via Carota) and chef Jordan Anderson (Olmsted, Maison Yaki). Menu at the year-old endeavor focuses on Jewish-Sephardic cooking, with a seasonal menu of spreads, dips, salads, and natural wine. (It’s not a kosher restaurant, though.)
For the endeavor, ownership collectively seeks a beer-wine license at 190 Orchard, and is fast-tracked for Community Board 3 approval given acceptance of boilerplate stipulations.