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Kuruma Zushi

Restaurants, Japanese Midtown East
 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
Photograph: Filip WolakSquid Tentacles, Spanish Mackerel, Uni, Hamachi Belly at Kuruma Zushi
 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
Photograph: Filip WolakSquid Tentacles at Kuruma Zushi
 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
Photograph: Filip WolakSpanish Mackerel at Kuruma Zushi
 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
Photograph: Filip WolakUni at Kuruma Zushi
 (Photograph: Filip Wolak)
Photograph: Filip WolakKuruma Zushi

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The emergence of Masa as the madly expensive sushi bar of the moment has taken the thrill out of riding a drab office elevator to this dowdy, hidden dining room. Japanese businessmen and Wall Street bonus babies still flock here, though, for omakase (chef’s choice) dinners, featuring rare cuts like katsuo (skipjack bonito) and shima-aji (striped horse mackerel). You better pray that your platinum card is up to the job, because there’s no set menu or even a price list. Masa’s $300 prix fixe seems tame compared to the guessing system at Kuruma: You’ll only be able to surmise from the unitemized bill that your orgasmic roll of o-toro (the highest grade of fatty tuna), which was topped with Iranian caviar, ran $200 for four bites. Kuruma’s fish soar, but the restaurant’s exorbitant pricing and lack of ambience are definite sinkers.



Address: 7 E 47th St
second floor
New York
Cross street: between Fifth and Madison Aves
Transport: Subway: 42nd St S, 4, 5, 6, 7 to 42nd St–Grand Central
Price: Average sushi meal (9 pieces, 1 roll): $45. AmEx, MC, V
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 11:30am–2pm, 5:30–10pm
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