Faithful patrons come to low-key Kitaro for its soothing atmosphere and generous, beautifully garnished platters of sushi, sashimi and fanciful maki. Luscious rolls like the dragon (eel and avocado) look like works of art. Tuna tataki, an oversize portion of tender seared fish in sweet ponzu sauce, is equally tempting.
510 Amsterdam Ave
|Cross street:||between 84th and 85th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 5–11pm; Fri, Sat 5–11:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: B, C, 1 to 86th St|
|Price:||Average sushi meal (9 pieces, 1 roll): $14. AmEx, MC, V|