Nikkei is the name for the cuisine that developed as a result of the enormous influx of Japanese emigrants to Peru back in the late 19th-century—a unique fusion that until recently had only been available in Peru. The union actually isn’t as strange as it first appears; both cultures put an enormous emphasis on fresh fish (call it sushi or ceviche), so the result brings the spice and excitement of Peruvian cuisine to the sophistication of Japanese. It shouldn’t come as a surprise that it was Albert Adriâ who had the vision to bring Nikkei abroad, and his touch is clearly visible in the artful dishes on Pakta’s seasonally changing tasting menu, which are done with all the skill, creativity, and showmanship he’s come to be known for. The restaurant’s modern, geometric interior, which is decorated with colorful weaving looms, lives up to the food.

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