Located on 16 West 22nd Street in the Flatiron district, Mihoko’s 21 Grams is Mihoko Kiyokawa’s introduction to American society and her arrival in the hospitality industry.21 Grams is the first restaurant conceptualized and designed by Mihoko Kiyokawa Ph.D, a classically trained ballerina, costume designer for theatre and Holistic Nutritionist. It is said that 21 Grams is the weight of the spirit or soul. The restaurant reintegrates Franco-Japonaise cuisine into modern dining, a style first popularized in the 19th century as Japan and Europe saw the rise of cosmopolitanism that allowed all classes to enjoy the flourishing food culture. The innovative menu is derived from the essence of contemporary French fare and the precision of Japanese cuisine.“I decided to open 21 Grams as a way of embracing my new city and connecting with new friends, as well as creating an environment of flawless service for enlightened palates,” says Mihoko. “I wanted to introduce people to Franco-Japonaise cuisine while offering unmatched service and allowing my guests to experience the decadence of life in a 19th century French setting. I sought a truly sophisticated and progressive culinary experience.” – Mihoko Kiyokawa Ph.D.