Filet mignon, DIY hot-pots and shabu-shabu are on the menu, but regulars in this sedate dark-wood space know they want their meals fresh and raw—starting with rich, fatty tuna tartare atop a cylinder of crushed ice in a green glass bowl. Fish such as ma-dai (red sea bream), kohada (shad gizzard) and kampachi (similar to amberjack)—is flown in twice a week. Fresh enough for you?
56 Third Ave
|Cross street:||between 10th and 11th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 5:30–11:30pm; Fri, Sat 5:30pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: L to Third Ave; 6 to Astor Pl|
|Price:||Average sushi meal (8 pieces, 1 roll): $16. AmEx, MC, V|