We handcraft gourmet bento boxes daily, focusing on the harmonious balance between taste, health, and beauty.  Please email us your order from our current Bento Menu.

We also cater small and large events that highlight more of our style of Japanese home-style cooking.  Please email us for more information.




We are a catering and events planning company that serves Japanese-inspired modern home-style cooking with French, Italian, and American influences.  We cater small (12+) and large events (250+) that include everything from private event gatherings to breakfast and lunch photo-shoots (our specialty), corporate luncheons, trade-shows or conferences, company parties, and of course, our favorite type, weddings. 

We started our business by making gourmet bento boxes daily, where we tried to focus on balancing taste, health, and beauty.  But as people began to love the taste and design of our bento boxes, we eventually grew to a full-scale catering and events company. Both our omakase bentos and catering menus change weekly (or daily for our daily customers).  You will rarely have the same meal twice.  We source all our ingredients locally using only the freshest and most seasonal ingredients every week.  Please inquire about our full-service catering capabilities or email us your order from our current Bento Menu.  **Currently we are only accepting bento orders ONLY for large parties.  Please inquire**

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As a former fashion design editor in Tokyo, I came to NYC alone in search of starting my own business for my lifelong passion in cooking. Where better than NYC I thought?  There I met my partner who shared my inspirations and shiki nyc was born in April 2016. We called our company "shiki" which in Japanese translates to four seasons, emphasizing the seasonality of our food. Our mantra, "Taste health beauty" has been with us since we started out making only our bento boxes. Taste (and understanding the subjectivity of it) trumps all. Health (and the appreciation of it) has played a life-changing role for shiki since our beginning as we overcame many serious physical challenges from the start. Beauty and fashion in my former life in Tokyo has helped shiki create it's own uniquely beautiful style.

I'm thrilled to bring my background in Japanese cooking (both my mother and grandmother were cooking teachers in Japan) and combining it with our trained chefs in French, Italian, and American cuisines to introduce to our own distinct and unique style of Japanese cooking.  It will be my lasting pursuit to show how creative, healthy, and visually striking our style of food can ultimately be to our beloved customers.  Please enjoy!!!! -Misako



Chef/Co-Owner Misako