When you walk into Sushi You, the first thing you’ll notice is the Japanese music videos playing on the TVs behind the bar. The move here is to sit at the bar and order the omakase, which starts at a pretty reasonable $60. You’ll get some pretty inventive, creative sushi. Sometimes pieces take a while to come, and some of the sauces are a bit sweet, but when you want creativity, quality, and fun in one place, this small under-the-radar spot is where you want to be. In addition to the omakase option, you can also get out of here very affordably if you sit at a table, where you can order a la carte.
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Riki is a casual Japanese restaurant near Grand Central where you can order some yakitori and okonomiyaki before your train.
Agern is a Nordic restaurant inside Grand Central that’s perfect for lunch or dinner when your company is paying.
Yes, Gaonnuri certainly has Eats with a View. It also has a wait staff straight out of WALL•E, all rocking high-tech earpieces and taking orders on iPads. We'll pass.
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A tiny little ramen spot on the Lower East Side, serving up some very good soups that aren't as heavy as many others.
There are plenty of spots to grab amazing ramen in New York. While Tabata isn’t the best, it’s a great Midtown option. Tabata is nothing fancy, just a straight up soup shop without any bells and whistles.
Toriko is a yakitori spot in the West Village that serves omakase menus focused on excellent grilled chicken skewers.
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Sushi Seki Upper East Side
Open late and always excellent, Sushi Seki Upper East Side is our favorite sushi restaurant in NYC. Sit at the counter and order piece by piece.
Kanoyama serves some of the best sushi you’ll find for the money in the East Village, and maybe all of Manhattan.
Tetsu is a Japanese restaurant in Tribeca from the chef behind Masa. It’s basically a stand-in for Nobu.
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