Bistro 33 transforms its café arm into serious sushi destination. Seasonal menus make the most of wild-caught seafood, sourcing plenty from off Strong Island. Creativity in the roll departme... read more
Cursed THOR ground floor takes a stab at a steak frites ‘n’ sashimi joint. Glam trappings abound, inspired by ‘70s California, complete with mirror-tile sushi bar and serious marb... read more
David Bouley gets inspired by visit to Osaka cooking school, spends years putting together Japanese restaurant that's exacting to the last detail. Fish tanks, artisanal soy sauce, ingredients gro... read more
Steve Hanson sails the seven seas, emerges with more tropical booty than a Sean Paul video. Spin off of east side fave fills ginormous space near Lincoln Center. Lightly clubby look with marble, st... read more
Next up for the Plaza reinvention, this finally-completed, bustling, European-style food court curated by Todd English. Think gourmet market meets dining hall. Huge space includes eight separate se... read more
Versatile Williamsburg izakaya serving up robata, yakitori, and sushi, with the occasional live bossa nova soundtrack. Intimate booths and social bar, plus petite outdoor space. Underrated sushi is... read more
Long Island City, we hardly recognize ye. Ultra-modern, hangar-sized space provides injection of glamour into Queens waterfront. Sick views of the UN, where owner-brothers worked for almost two dec... read more
Sure, it's a Japanese sushi joint, with all the quiet restrained service and such, but the Japanese are eating pig's feet (tonsoku), just like your country cousins. Only get this: when you eat &lsq... read more
Local sushi spot with a worldly menu. Sip your miso right from the bowl, like they do in Japan, and enjoy creamy homemade tofu, served warm or cold, from a glass jar. Nicer atmo than your average ... read more
Understated space with outstanding fish. Masato Shimizu behind the sushi bar, Jewel Bako lineage clear from creative takes on the raw. For the cooked, don't miss squid ink risotto with sea urchin, ... read more
You may be God's gift to ordering sushi, but you'll be checking your ego here. Signs counsel trust—you'll be having what the chef says you'll be having. Fresh-daily fish fills out the omakase... read more
You may go cross-eyed while staring down the boundless sushi menu. Sushi Yu can whip up any tempura or sashimi roll you could possibly imagine. With Japanese lanterns hanging outside in front, it i... read more
Fish flown in from Tsukiji Market arrives on your plate with edible gold leaves. Forget edamame, garlic shrimp and eggplant miso start you off right. Some of the best sushi in Brooklyn. Cooked e... read more
Nobu iron chef Masaharu Morimoto's Chelsea Market extravaganza. Architect Tadao Ando's interior is an ultra-modern stunner. Fusion fun with Japanese bouillabaisse, lamb carpaccio, and yellowtail pa... read more
Straight out of Gifu, chef Ariki Omae, late of Nobu and Morimoto, keeps the Chelsea masses happy. Mostly classic sushi, with the occasional fusiony touch. We're loving on ceviche with aji citrus so... read more
Fire-grilled goodness in midtown. Japanese expats hit up this robata-yaki for superior homemade tofu, chicken mini-meatloaf, and beef pot-au-feu. Glowing ember pyramid gets those skewers roasting. ... read more
L.A.’s answer to Nobu comes to NYC. “Signature dishes” like hamachi fusion, yellowtail and jalapeño, and miso black cod pretty much lifted straight from Chef Matsuhisa. Top... read more
Just like the downtown Nobu, except on steroids. And powerful hallucinogens. David Rockwell-designed duplex goes for baroque. Ridiculously opulent space attracts flocks of chatty singles sipping ma... read more
As long as Azuki keeps offering two glasses of wine or two mini bottles of sake for every $15 spent per person, they will be forever popular. And they are. Long lines are de rigueur, and for such a... read more
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