New York’s Top Sushi Joints
By Olaitan Fakinlede
Raw fish, vinegared rice, dried seaweed,
wasabi and gari are common ingredients found in the Japanese delicacy known as Sushi, whose literal meaning is “it’s sour.” Tohru Tanaka, the manager of Katagiri, a Japanese grocery store on East 59th Street, picks Restaurant Nippon as his favorite sushi spot because “the noodles accompanying the sushi make it very true to the art of Japanese cuisine.”
155 E 52nd St.
Popular for its adventurously arousing seven-course
$210 Fugu dish, prepared by chef Kuraoka.
204 E. 43rd St.
Although more moderately priced yet still overly outrageous for those used to cafeteria sushi, George, a Tokyo- raised New Yorker says, “Umai! (Delicious)” to this midtown sushi lover’s dream. He claims, “Chef Yasuda’s technique is as close as it gets to Edo-Mae sushi in Japan.”
7 E. 47th St., 2nd Floor
Known for its extensive sake selection and actually drawing in large crowds of both Japanese natives and Japanese Americans. Allan, an employee of Japan Communication Consultations, says “although it’s hidden, I take all my friends here because they serve
very fresh and authentic Japanese food.”
123 W 49th St.
Serving almost nine varieties of fish, this popular Japanese chain is sure to please sushi aficionados.
113 Thompson St.
Omen offers some of the freshest fish around and a
well-lit, calming atmosphere.