Restaurant On

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Midtown East
A long sushi bar dominates the sleek white-walled room, and on most nights regulars have reserved their seats (one doctor comes so often a table bears a silver reservation card with his name on it). You’ll hear more Japanese spoken than English. While there’s an extensive list of à la carte sushi, the specialty is omakase, or chef’s choice ($75 to $120), a series of numerous fine-tuned minicourses all determined by chef Eiji Ichimura. The meal is exclusively fish, such as bright—orange disks of creamy monkfish liver, buttery-soft fatty tuna sushi or fried tilefish and grilled salmon. Premium sakes served in pretty frosted glasses help take the edge off the pricey tab.
Venue name: Restaurant On
Address: 1026 Second Ave
New York
Cross street: between 54th and 55th Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Fri 6pm–1am; Sat 5–11pm
Transport: Subway: E, V to Lexington Ave–53rd St; 6 to 51st St
Price: Average sushi meal (8 pieces, 1 roll): $28. AmEx, DC, Disc, MC, V
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