Sushi Zen

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Photograph: Zenith Richards

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Sushi Zen

Midtown West
Opt for a seat at the 10-stool sushi counter to witness the respect with which the masters at this peaceful den approach their work: every step, from the preparation of the dishes to the storing of their ingredients is done with a precision and deliberateness akin to artistry. While traditional and original rolls are available (such as the shrimp and flying fish roe “Jamaica”), this is the place for ordering omakase—chef’s choice. Depending on the season (and your budget), this could include such exquisite bites as custardy uni, three cuts of tuna, including the prized o-toro, or chunks of delicius unagi—all of which are meticulously described by the courteous and attentive waitstaff. The same attention to detail is seen in sides like pickled Daikon radish, pearlescent rice, and a graceful tower of green-tea mousse rolled in chocolate.
Venue name: Sushi Zen
Contact:
Address: 108 W 44th St
New York
10036
Cross street: between Sixth Ave and Broadway
Opening hours: Mon–Fri noon–2:45pm, 5:30–10pm; Sat 5–10pm
Transport: Subway: B, D, F to 42nd St– Bryant Park; 7 to Fifth Ave
Price: Average sushi meal (7 pieces, 1 roll): $19. AmEx, MC, V
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