While crowds pack into megarestaurants for mass-produced meals, a mellower group of diners can hide out in tiny Naka Naka. Sit on a tatami mat and savor the fruits of the kitchen, starting with spicy slivers of lotus root and a quintet of deliciously dense shrimp dumplings. Thick cuts of yellowtail sashimi and chewy disks of fresh octopus can be paired with a short list of tried-and-true rolls. The sushi is neither phenomenal nor disappointing, but considering how difficult it is to find peace and quiet over dinner in this part of town, we can’t complain.
|Venue name:||Naka Naka||Contact:|
458 W 17th St
|Cross street:||at Tenth Ave|
|Opening hours:||Tue–Sun 5:30–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E to 14th St, L to Eighth Ave|
|Price:||Average sushi roll: $7. AmEx, MC, V|