Sushi Seki

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Lenox Hill

For the best fix for a late-night sushi jones, you’ll need to go east…Far East. No matter: locals, sushi snobs and off-duty chefs alike crawl in to this completely conventional façade on First Ave until 2:30 a.m. to sample an original selection of raw fish. The Sushi Seki formula: unusually flavored variants of popular sushi cuts (milky king salmon, medium-fat tuna, chopped and deep-fried egg) complemented by a dollop of subtly head-turning sauce (jalapeño atop yellowtail, an oniony tofu sauce above leaner tuna, sesame oil bathing snow crab). Although Seki peddles the sushi standards, too, it’s sushi omakase, starting at $50, which keeps the cabbies idling outside. Piece-by-piece, it’s a fun ride that justifies the off-the-track location and steep prices.

Venue name: Sushi Seki
Address: 1143 First Ave
New York
Cross street: between 62nd and 63rd Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 5:30pm–2:30am
Transport: Subway: F to Lexington Ave–63rd St
Price: Average : $50. AmEx, MC, V
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Erica E

So sad, Seki retired last Friday leaving behind his faithful patrons. We will miss him s much!