It’s time to learn about another subsection of Japanese cookery: ippin, small and large grazing plates traditionally paired with sake. At this small eatery, chef-owner Mie Okada forgoes sushi for seasonal fare that utilizes as many locally grown ingredients as possible. Look for dishes such as grilled fresh bamboo shoots, as well as classics like shabu-shabu and sukiyaki.
157 E 28th St
|Cross street:||between Lexington and Third Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Sat 5:30–10:30pm; Sun 5–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 6 to 28th St|
|Price:||Average ippin: $10. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|