Manhattan – Midtown East
213 E 45th St between Second and Third Aves
Manhattan, NY 10017
One of Manhattan's most authentic Japanese restaurants bustles, especially during lunch hours, with homesick Tokyo natives. Follow their lead for the tastiest traditional treats, like homemade tofu, fried fish cakes and tsukune (chicken meatballs), best when slathered with teriyaki sauce. Bar seating has a less reclusive vibe than the curtain-protected tables.