New York's Best Japanese Restaurants Put Sushi on the Map

Lucy Walters

By , Travel Expert at Large, New York
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Perhaps this doesn’t happen to you, and if so, then I envy your carefree lifestyle that lacks in angst and neurosis, but ever get a craving for sushi or sashimi so strongly you convince yourself you have a mineral deficiency? Sometimes Japanese cuisine is the only thing that will keep you mentally in check to survive in the big smoke.


New York City is packed with options, and the scale is almighty. The trick is to find reasonably priced options that are fresh (that one is a biggie), creative, delicious and unpretentious. Many of the places that manage to swing this winning combination can be found hiding out, keeping a low...  Read more »

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    Taro Sushi

    Wonderful place for fresh raw fish in Brooklyn, close to the BAM cultural district.

    Local Expert Tip: "The Saba Shio Yaki is delicious! "

     
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    Blue Ribbon Sushi

    The Blue Ribbon group consistently brings a high quality to all of it's restaurants and Blue Ribbon Sushi is no exception.

    Local Expert Tip: "Arrive early for a seat in a large wooden booth or a spot at the sushi bar."

     
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    Jpan Japanese Restaurant

    Reasonably priced, neighborhood sushi joint with friendly staff and funny music.

    Local Expert Tip: "Get the Fire Island Roll."

     
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    Nobu

    World renowned sushi restaurant frequented by high fliers from all corners of the globe,

    Local Expert Tip: "Get the Omakase"

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    Yamato Restaurant

    • Average Main Course Price: $13
    • Neighborhood: Brooklyn

    A relaxed and inventive place to go for sushi that has a great selection of unique rolls to try.

    Local Expert Tip: "Go nuts for the Crazy Roll."

     
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    Momo Sushi Shack

    A great addition to the ever expanding Bushwick area that has a fun, communal interior and an extensive menu.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the Party Bomb"

     
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    15 East

    A wonderful place to eat incredible food that is unpretentious, award winning and served in a sophisticated environment.

    Local Expert Tip: "Treat yourself to the Omakase"

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    ki sushi

    • Average Main Course Price: $13
    • Neighborhood: Brooklyn

    High quality Japaneses food in Cobble Hill, nice ambiance, reasonable prices and good service.

    Local Expert Tip: "Try the Tempura"

     
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    Fushimi

    • Average Main Course Price: $15
    • Neighborhood: Brooklyn

    This is a very fun place to eat, have cocktails and dance, the food is good and dancing is fun so why not?

    Local Expert Tip: "Wear dancing shoes that will match your sushi."

     
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    Haru Sushi - Broadway

    Perfectly acceptable place with a good happy hour and tasty food. Located in the Times Square area, has the added bonus of not being unbearable.

    Local Expert Tip: "Check out the Happy Hour. "

     

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