Certain restaurants are known for their expertise at turning out signature foods really well. They've pinned down the ingredients, mastered the process, and gained a strong following as a result. New York has had much success cultivating great restaurants and creating a substantial market for Sushi. Locals can't get enough of the city's excellent food, and you'll often find them, along with eager tourists, at popular Nobu or at SushiAnn, a major player in the field. Make sure you see what all the fuss is about!


Neighborhood folks know to head to this busy little shop if they are in the mood for great homemade Japanese food but on a tight budget. Cozy Sobaya, tucked away between 2nd and 3rd Avenues, offers diners a nice, quiet dining room and friendly...  Read More


Hamachi is the one place that is known for its sushi. There's nothing eye catching about the décor but the fresh seafood has real zip. Each dinner is bursting with flavor and is well priced; the salmon is one of their specialties. If you have...  Read More

Located on the fringe of Alphabet City, this eatery may not look like much but, then again, that's par for the course if you're looking for a diamond in the rough. Raw fish is king here, and the neighborhood folks know it. Try the sushi, sashimi...  Read More

This popular little sushi joint tends to get packed for lunch and dinner, so it's best to get here early if you don't feel like standing. "Sushi Hana offers New York's Upper East Side both traditional and contemporary Japanese cuisine. Sake Hana...  Read More

Upper East Side
Sushi Seki

Ask the regulars, and they'll quickly tell you that the only thing this casual little sushi bar lacks is a bit of anonymity. Indeed, this is the type of place locals tend to keep to themselves, but as is always the case with a good food, news...  Read More


Even though hard to find, this restaurant is really a must – as the long line at dinner usually suggests. Try the fresh and tantalizing salmon teriyaki or the vegetable tempura with a good beer or glass of wine. Portions are generous, so bring...  Read More


For great sushi, try this non-descript East Villager, located between Second and Third Avenues. Make sure you show up early, though, because the cozy dining area tends to get packed quickly most evenings with everybody from neighborhood...  Read More

Haru – Amsterdam Ave

This Japanese restaurant is very popular, as it is known for serving up large-sized portions of authentic sushi. You can try other goodies too, such as the seaweed salad, king crab shumai and vegetable tempura. Light wood accents lend a modern...  Read More

East Village
Jewel Bako

Widely regarded as one of the Village's best options for sushi, Jack and Grace Lamb's snug little "gem" on Fifth Street roundly deserves any and all accolades it receives. From the chic bamboo arches to the coveted sushi bar, the space typifies...  Read More


This celebrity hot-spot offers an attractive setting, chic diners and an excellent menu to delight even the most fussy of palates. The creative kitchen comes up with delectable offerings such as oba-leaf sorbet and sushi topped with gold leaf....  Read More