Upper West Siders swear by Yasaka, but it's worth a trip out of the way here if you're after affordable quality sushi. Go for one of the specials - we recommend the $24 mini omakase with 6 pieces of sushi topped with interesting sauces and a roll, or the $26 Miyabi with six pieces of traditional sushi, eight pieces of sashimi, and a roll. Make a reservation.
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