The sushi chef is Chinese, the owners are Chinese and Israeli, and the menu is full of goofy names like Viagra and American Dream rolls. The Elvis is a delectable combination of soft-shell crab, asparagus, eel and fish roe wrapped in cucumber skin. If you’re feeling flush (and hungry), splurge on the $46 Osaka Love Boat for two—heads will turn as the staff hoists onto your table a large wooden boat filled with superfresh sushi and thick slices of salmon, yellowtail and red snapper. Sleek little Osaka isn’t the most authentic Japanese dining experience in New York City, but that doesn’t mean it isn’t terrific.
272 Court St
|Cross street:||between Butler and Douglass Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun noon–3pm, 5–11pm; Fri, Sat noon–3pm, 5pm–midnight|
|Transport:||Subway: F, G to Bergen St|
|Price:||Average sushi meal (8 pieces, 1 roll): $13. MC, V|