Japanese food has been grazing the surface of New York City, one block at a time. Slowly gaining popularity among people of the city, Japanese food is on the tip of every body’s tongue. Sushi, in particular, is becoming a staple in the New York food market, making it one of the most consumed food here.
Easy to eat, easily prepared and with no hassles, sushi is the ultimate food for the New Yorker on the go! Its a great snack for the bus or train rides and can be eaten with little to no difficulty.
Here’s a list of some of the best sushi to try if you ever find yourself in New York City:
This list cannot be a list of the best sushi in the city without mentioning Shuko. This posh Omakase-only. 36-seater restaurant close to Union Square was brought to life by Jimmy Lau and Nick Kim of Neta. Enjoy the best selection of meat the seas have to offer and feast on a whopping $135 meal. Shuko provides top-class sake, champagnes, brown spirits and old-vine wines to go with the finest cut fish. Try the edomezushi, tempura and milky tuna belly.
2. Sushi Nakazawa
The chef, Daisuke Nakazawa, perfected his skills under Jiro Ono, the world’s most distinguished sushi chef. Sushi Nakazawa is a stylish and affable sushi bar in the West Village and the food here is delectable. A meal here is packed full of flavour and surprises. Be sure to try their wild yellowtail, pike mackerel and scallops and do ask for some wasabi or yuzu to go with the latter.
3. Sushi Yasuda
Chefs Tatsuya Sekiguchi and Mitsuru Tamura carry on the legacy of Naomichi Yasuda at this sleek bamboo-clad restaurants. Their amazing knife skills and their extraordinary renditions of Nigiri will leave you in food heaven. Be sure to try their Hokkaido Uni, tuna belly and seared scallops. Even without its namesake, this sushi bar is exquisitely true to him.