NYC Restaurants


Neta Sushi | West Village

61 W 8th Street


Notes: Love at first bite! Cuddled into the two seats at the far end of the bar, and we were in for an amazing experience. The omakase includes knockout hot dishes like “Grilled Scallop with Uni, Garlic Soy Butter and Lime” and delicate, crispy tempura, as well as stellar sushi that featured melt-in-your-mouth Scottish salmon and the sweetest Spanish mackerel and we’ve ever savored. To gild the lily, we tried the phenomenal spicy lobster and couldn’t pass up the piece de resistance: a broiled whole tuna collar served with pickles and spicy mayo for dipping. The enormous presentation was far too much for us to eat by ourselves, so we shared…


Sasabune Sushi | Upper East Side

401 E 73rd St (bet York & 1st)


Notes: Small, completely unadorned space serving absurdly fresh, gorgeously-sliced delicacies from the sea. Omakase only, plus you can add some pieces at the end. The service is quick but friendly, and heed your server’s stern but well-intentioned guidance about which pieces to dip into soy sauce. 

Sushi of Gari 46

Sushi of Gari 46 Japanese – Sushi | Theatre District

347 W 46th St (bet 8th & 9th)


Notes: We’ve only been to the Theatre District outpost of this multi-location restaurant, but we found the fish to be less than fresh, and although we’re admittedly very picky about fish, we weren’t impressed with the quality like we are at our favorite sushi place in the city, Sushi Yasuda.


Nobu Japanese/Sushi | TriBeCa

105 Hudson Street


Notes: Innovative fusion cuisine. Stick to the signature dishes like Yellowtail Sashimi with Jalapeño, Rock Shrimp Tempura and Black Cod with Miso.  


Masa Sushi | Columbus Circle

10 Columbus Circle (Time Warner Center)


Notes: Thoroughly breathtaking multi-course prix fixe experience with a legendary sushi chef/artist, fit for only the most special of occasions and the most eccentric budget.

Sushi Yasuda

Sushi Yasuda Sushi | Midtown East

204 E 43rd St (bet 2nd & 3rd)


Notes: Among the very best quality sushi in the city with some of the freshest, most pristine fish. Not a place for those who like wacky rolls and giant slabs of fish. Be on time for your reservation, and don’t be surprised to be asked to leave when your time is up so the next diners can be seated.