The next best thing besides traveling, is in our opinion sushi – we love sushi and everywhere we go, we try to find some good places to enjoy some japanese food. So we went hunting for some great fish in NYC, and here is a few good places.
In SOHO, we found a great place, when we were looking for a restaurant to eat in the 24th december, which is Christmas eve, where we come from. We walked around, and stumbled over a basement restaurant Blue Ribbon Sushi on 119 Sullivan Street. This is a cool and cosy place, with a great japanese feel, and an open kitchen, where you can follow the making of your sushi. Very original and classic sushi, well prepared and served with a smile. Really a great place for the start of a night out, or like for us, a Christmas dinner. We really loved the atmosphere and the service and the place gets our greatest recommendations.
Want something more trendy? Then go visit Koi, which is located besides Bryant Park Hotel at 40th between 6th and 5th avenue, and can be entered from the lobby. This place is very trendy, with great decor, california-style sushi and lots of people visiting every day. And we understand why. The service is super, personal and attentive. The quality of the sushi was fabulous, stunning texture and presented with lots of style. Try their kobe-beef – and don’t be choked when it is served. It looks like something went very wrong in the kitchen, but the taste is heavenly. The recipe for a great day? Stay at Bryant Park Hotel, eat at Koi and party in the Cellar Bar, you don’t even have to go outside.
Want something a little cheaper for a simple snack?
Ageha Sushi in Hells Kitchen at 767 9th avenue was a quiche choose on a very cold evening, and it totally took us by surprise. Great sushi, positive service and nice decor, for a very reasonable price. At Ageha there is a open sushi-bar and you can see the preparing of the food. This place is full of guests every night, which always is a good sign.
Lilis57 is a small sushi and asian restaurant on the corner of 7th ave and 57th street. This place is really simple, and just a place where you go for a quick bite. But their maki-rolls are really great, and if you compare the price with the quality, this is really a place to put in your book for a sushi-quicky!