Choshi has dependably fresh, inexpensive raw fish; nothing-special decor; and a constant stream of dedicated diners filling the tightly spaced tables. Girls-only groups and postmovie couples vie for the attention of the efficient, black-clad Japanese staff. Adept chefs at the counter turn out reliable sushi, sashimi and zingy specialty rolls; the kitchen takes care of the hot Japanese (and Chinese) greatest hits: tempura, various don (rice bowl) options, shumai and grilled fish.
77 Irving Pl
|Cross street:||at 19th St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Fri noon–10:15pm; Sat, Sun 1–10:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 23rd St|
|Price:||Average sushi meal (10 pieces, 1 roll): $15. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|