The Best Sushi Spots in NYC

The Best Sushi Spots in NYC

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Ranging from one run by a gaijin master in the East Village to another helmed by an apprentice of one of the world's greatest sushi chefs.

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    Specialties count the house-smoked scallop and seared Japanese grunt fish, which attract other chefs in search of top-notch eats.
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    David Bouhadana slices rarities at Sushi Dojo, like Tasmanian sea trout seasoned with the fiery/citrusy yuzukosho. The place is casual and fun--wholly embracing the Japanese custom of buying the sushi masters rounds of drinks.
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    Chef Nakazawa leads a details obsessed kitchen, wrapping exquisite hand rolls like toro with crisp nori, & rolling red snapper sushi.
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    Aside from the interactive theatrics, Tomita-San prides himself on finding unfamiliar varieties of fish, like nodiguro: a white flesh fish with fatty and tender meat.
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    The sushi goes through an aging process that gives it an extra punch of intense umami, currently utilized on kasugodai and soon on shinko, which Chef Ichimura says is an indication that "Summer has arrived".
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    Mackerel super fans will want to dig deep into the sushi bar's selection of namero, a lovely aji tartar with shiso leaf.
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