Manhattan – Midtown East
141 E 47th St between Lexington and Third Aves
Manhattan, NY 10017
No, this isn't that Masa, the much-ballyhooed $300-a-pop sushi palace in the Time Warner Center. Instead, it's one of those cookie-cutter restaurants in midtown that draws office workers with reasonably priced lunch specials ($12.75 for seven pieces of sushi, two half-rolls, miso soup and salad). At dinnertime, a Japanese clientele comes for daily specials (written in Japanese only) like flaky, tender kanpachi no kama (grilled yellowtail neck), along with sushi and sashimi. Fragrant miso soup is served in an elegant teapot, and sake lovers should savor the spicy cedar-barreled Onikoroshi taruzake sake.
- Average sushi meal (7 pieces, 1 roll): $15