Satisfies both raw fish and rags-to-riches fetishes. Sotohiro Kosugi opened version 1.0 in an Atlanta strip mall before packing up for the big town. Monastic, clean space with a red rising sun on c... read more
Perhaps the original fashion-sushi fusion event. Japanese raw fish freshness with touches of Peru and Brazil, i.e. yellowtail sashimi ceviche. Draws swanks from uptown downtown, nouveau professiona... read more
Chic sushi hangar. Double-height windows, bar and lounge area multiplied by two, lofty mezzanine dining, plus a waterfall. Japanese black and white ceiling screen a hipster T writ super-large. Loca... read more
Circa-1883 Tribeca building housing Japanese/Nouveau American fusion spot Greenwich Grill, aka Pacific Grill. Innovative sea urchin and clam spaghettini debunks myth that sushi and pasta don’... read more
Popular lunch spot for Flatiron media types needing to bitch. Dimly lit joint with stock décor and kitchen in the back. Menu rocks all expected standards: solid, moderately priced sushi and sashimi... read more
Über-authentic Japanese, as attested by the expat regulars. No-frills jewel box with amber wood, a short bar, and funky art on the walls. As good as the sushi is, it's blown away by the kitche... read more
Low-key Gramercy spot for fresh, quality rolls. Plethora of options and generous portions mean something to satisfy everyone's tastes. Casual enough for a date, respectable enough for a company din... read more
New York City's sushi scene expands and contracts, but Sushi Zen remains a top player in a cutthroat game. On the scene for over twenty years, resto stays as fresh as its fish, thanks to maestro To... read more
Enter into a maze of ninja tunnels and closed-off dining nooks to be served by guys dressed like secretive warriors. Enjoy the kitsch, don't come for the food (overpriced, no matter how you look at... read more
Top notch sushi and sashimi smack in the 10021 that stays up past the Upper East Side's normal bedtime. Get omakase at the bar and you won't be led astray. Flies the freshness in da... read more
May not be Blue Ribbon, but beats out the other 4,000 sushi spots nearby by a mile. (And you won't have to go without health insurance for a month to afford it.) Neighborhood spot distinguishes its... read more
Understated Japanese cuisine, with ingredients imported directly from the source. Delicacies presented impeccably: smoked anago, black miso-glazed cod, and kurage salad are musts. Also serves the f... read more
Sweet little Japanese café on sweet little Village block. Sleek black tables and banquettes, rustic sushi bar. Sidewalk dining for lazy spring lunches. Standard fare, though quality is above... read more
Tradtional, Kyoto-based Japanese cuisine rooted in basics (and it should be—place is a Soho standby from the '80s). Sashimi reigns supreme, celebrity doesn't—place is low profile, doesn... read more
Small, cavernous, often crowded joint attracts recent college grads who googled "All You Can Eat Manhattan" prior to dining. AYCE deal comes with strict stipulations (lasts two hours, must finish e... read more
Snag Japanese goodies and full array of sushi from the conveyor belt, pay later according to number and hue of plates. Specialty entrées available if you're not feeling the raw fish. Cheap,... read more
IN PREVIEW. Prolific izakaya-style chain out of Tokyo doubles down on Manhattan. Teishoku set meals come recommended, served with rice, miso soup, pickles, and egg custard. Grilled mackerel, was... read more
Authentic Japanese & Korean food at this sake-cocktail Lower East Side spot. Cozy and packed with after-work drinkers and not ravenous diners, Izakaya reels them in with mini bites like fried c... read more
Tiny Japanese grab-and-go and sit-down spot, tucked away in Union Square area. Come for cripsy chicken katsu and succulent udon, weighed by the pound and sold dirt cheap at lunch. Return for straig... read more
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Restaurant and lounge inspired by early 20th-century music recordin...
For women who love that beach chic look, this spot really does have...
One-stop shopping with great blend of cutting-edge chic and ready-t...
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