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What are New York City's best sushi restaurants?

Upvoted by Yuno Takayama and 5 others
scott-reiner

Independent Wine Consultant

Scott Reiner

Independent Wine Consultant

Answer found helpful by Anita Malhotra and 5 others

Walk into Brushstroke and take a right instead of a left. Very small bar. The food is every bit as good as Kurumazushi, but the decor is nicer and the beverage selection is better.

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Upvoted by Danielle Rehfeld and 5 others
172 Thompson St, New York, NY
danielle-rehfeld

Danielle Rehfeld

New York City

www.theinheritedplate.com

Founder of The Inherited Plate

Danielle Rehfeld

Founder of The Inherited Plate

Answer found helpful by Pete Knoblauch and 19 others

If you can get past the "B" (guessing this might be kitchen to bathroom proximity issue) and the fact that you'll most likely wait in line, then order a sake, have a chat with your friends and get ready for some great, fairly affordable sushi. Though the tables are squashed together, the atmosphere is boisterous and cozy. I usually take out-of-towners who have a sushi request here for the fish and special dishes(see neon signs posted around the walls of the restaurant).

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katie-diehl

Life is too short to skip dessert

Katie Diehl

I'm going out in Soho later tonight and just booked a res here after reading this! I'm a littel freaked by the B rating but it otherwise sounds right up my alley!

Replies (1) over 1 year ago

danielle-rehfeld

Danielle Rehfeld

New York City

www.theinheritedplate.com

Founder of The Inherited Plate

Danielle Rehfeld

how was it?

over 1 year ago

kate-phillips

Foodie, Travel Lover, Deloitte Consultant

Kate Liou

Gah why did they have to have a B rating! Always makes me a little leery but sounds like I should make an exception for these guys!

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danielle-rehfeld

Danielle Rehfeld

New York City

www.theinheritedplate.com

Founder of The Inherited Plate

Danielle Rehfeld

try it! let me know how it goes

over 1 year ago

Upvoted by Jessica Lynne and 4 others
jack-clark

Jack Clark

New York

Wine Consultant at Vignaioli Selection

Jack Clark

Wine Consultant at Vignaioli Selection

Answer found helpful by Abigail Mao and 15 others

If you haven't been to Zuma yet, do yourself a favor and make it the next stop on the New York culinary rollercoaster. Zuma has extremely fresh seafood and they emphasize sustainability. During my meal I took notice to the abscence of fish such as Bluefin Tuna and Swordfish both of which are incredibly over fished. Zuma also does so much more than sushi. They have three seperate kitchens with scores of cooks who are doing everything right so far. The beverage program is extensive and it compliments the various dishes on the menu effortlessly. The Uni is as fresh as it gets and the Tuna Tartare really shines. They are not pretentious about their sushi menu and offer some no rice rolls for those who want to go that route. Zuma's impressive space, extensive menu, and quality of ingredients make it a "must try" for me.

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ashley-belin

Cheap eats to fine dining and everything in between

Ashley Belin

I kind of shied away from Zuma because of the midtown location, not somewhere I go very often. But I love the sound of it! I might need to make an exception :)

Reply over 1 year ago

jessica-lynne

Passionate cook specializing in Asian cuisine

Jessica Lynne

I love everything about this restaurant, from the decor to the drinks to the menu. You definitely did them justice in your writeup!

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jeremy-peterson

Brooklynite, freelance journalist/photographer

Jeremy Peterson

Really enjoyed this piece about Zuma, I like to support places that put an emphasis on sustainability.

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Upvoted by Robert Friedman and 3 others
scott-reiner

Independent Wine Consultant

Scott Reiner

Independent Wine Consultant

Answer found helpful by Robert Friedman and 7 others

Very traditional and very expensive, but for old-school sushi the best in NYC. Sit at the bar and omakase, that's all you have to. Wait twittering for the sweet shrimp imported from Japan.

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kerry-smith

Kerry Smith

New York

When life gives you limes, just add tequila

Kerry Smith

Why have I never heard more about this place? Am I living under a rock or something? Look really cool

Reply over 1 year ago

robert-friedman

Wine lover, world traveler

Robert Friedman

Great to see these guys get some love. They don't get mentioned often enough.

Reply over 1 year ago

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