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Allen Perchonok, Umai

He doesn’t look like your average suburban sushi chef and he doesn’t act like one, either. He’s a former haute couture furrier whose passion for high-style omakase prompted a 180 and shaped the most individualistic and exciting new Japanese restaurant in the Garden State. TPW’s Mike Peters spent a day with Allen Perchonok and made images of how it all happens.

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UMAI SUSHI AND STEAKHOUSE, 18 Grove Avenue, Verona. 862-277-4125. Follow on Facebook @UmaiSushi&Steakhouse and on Instagram @umaisushinj.

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