Mozzarella is the new sushi in New York, ever since the opening of Obikà (pronounced Oh-bee-KA), Manhattan’s first mozzarella bar.

It is like a sushi bar that uses buffalo mozzarella instead of fish, and has been a hit in Rome since 2004.

Obikà, from the word obiccà, means “Here it is,” in Neapolitan. Its innovative concept focus involves offering the Mozzarella di Bufala Campana DOP, a premium cheese, along with recipes and artisanal products from Italy.

The minimalist and modern style of the Obikà kiosks are also available in Rome, Milan, London, Turin and very soon in Kuwait City.