Why the inevitable line outside for a cramped table in Tomoe’s small dining room in the sushi-saturated Village?The consistent freshness of the sushi and the range of the a la carte menu (boasting five different types of roe among its school of 31 fish) has earned Tomoe an unimpeachable reputation, but it’s appetizer specials like sumptuous fried soft shell crab in ponzu sauce or the banana tempura, all announced on sheets of paper taped to the white walls, that lure diners in the know. Be sure to pass the word on to the line as you leave.
|Venue name:||Tomoe Sushi||Contact:|
172 Thompson St
|Cross street:||between Bleecker and Houston Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon 5–11pm; Wed–Sat 1–3pm, 5–11pm|
|Transport:||Subway: 1 to Houston St|
|Price:||Average sushi meal (8 pieces, half roll): $22. AmEx|