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Best Sushi Spots in NYC For When You Are Craving Sushi

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It is not easy to achieve its delicacy when it comes to Japanese food, but this city has many spots that have great Japanese food, from good sashimi and nigiri to edomae style sushi.
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But having so many good options, it is always challenging to decide where to eat?

This guide will tell you the best sushi spots in New York City, from the casual place to the Michelin star fine-dining restaurants.

Sushi Noz: Michelin star fine-dining spot
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It is hard to maintain the ancient aging techniques in the modern, highly competitive sushi market of NYC. Very few restaurants in NYC have maintained the traditional sushi techniques, and Sushi Noz is one of them.

Its Michelin star Chef Abe Nozomu makes a delicious, one of the priciest edomae style sushi to indulge your palate in the delicacy of Japanese food.

This Upper East Side restaurant costs $300 per person but the omakase experience you have here worth each penny.

Address: 181 E 78th St, New York, NY 10075.

Shuko: award-winning chefs
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The award-winning Chefs Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau opened their small sushi bar in 2014, and in a short time, it became the best spot for sushi in NYC.

This 20 seat bar menu changes daily, and the options included toro topped with uni and caviar and black truffle wrapped sushi nestled with soy. The mini omakase price $180, which is not bad.

Address: 47 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003.

Sushi Ishikawa: quality sushi bar
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In this fabulous restaurant, you will find a mix of traditional and experimental creations. The Sushi Ishikawa is a small bar with room for 11 at the bar, but it has a diverse menu with high-quality creative dishes.

Their menu includes nigiri bites, some tuna cuts with gold flakes, and some buried in the black truffle. Another stand-out combination is caviar, uni, and ikura.

Address: 419 E 74th St, New York, NY 10021.

Masa: the priciest sushi in the city

Masa Takayama, a three Michelin star chef, who needs no introduction, has stayed on top of the sushi game.

With its top-grade toro and melt-in-mouth morsel, Masa is America’s best and priciest restaurant. If you are a true sushi devotee and have $450 at your disposal, then you must try Masa’s caviar and truffle once in your lifetime.

Address: 10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019.

Noda: for an alternative experience
Noda NYC

If you are looking for something different, fancy, funky, and more fun, then Noda is a place for you.

Chef Shingeyuki Tsunoda mixes traditional edomae style sushi with his modern personal style. The blend of the conventional and novel sushi techniques makes the tastier plate of nigiri and sushi.

The omakase includes nigiri, sushi, maki rolls, fat grilled scallops, and slices of “Cherry” sea trout, all at $285. By the end of the dinner, the chef himself serves his guest with the bowl of tuna tartare folded into nori hand rolls.

Address: 6 W 28th St, New York, NY 10001.

Sushi Amane: traditional Japanese sushi
Sushi Amane

This place is for the purists who want to experience the traditional atmosphere of a Japanese sushi restaurant in the hustle-bustle of New York City.

This sushi bar is located in the basement of an upmarket restaurant Mifune to give a Tokyo-style sushi experience to its dinners. Everything about Sushi Amane is so customary, from the interior to the flow of omakase.

Address: 245 E 44th St, New York, NY 10017.

Have you checked out any of these? Or maybe you have a favourite sushi spot which you would like to share with us? Let us know in the comments below.

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