Manhattan – Upper East Side
1501 Second Ave at 78th St
Manhattan, NY 10021
Although this sparse, clean sushi spot is well-known to locals for its take-out, eating in is just as pleasant. The kitchen keeps a close eye on the tempura fryer, sending out plates of hot, greaseless vegetables and seafood coated in crisp, fluffy batter. An appetizer of tuna tartare is sprinkled with fish roe and tasty taro crisps, and the spicy maki combo is a reliable favorite. For a quick bite or just a nip of sake, head next door to Sake Hana, the restaurant"s smaller, less formal addition.
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- Average sushi meal (9 pieces, 1 roll): $15. AmEx, MC, V