I love this place every time I am in New York.
To begin with, Japanese sushi chef, Japanese wait staff, Japanese customers. This is a huge indication on their own. The staff is usually full with a mix of locals - another great sign.
I am at this restaurant every business trip in New York and you can usually find me at the sushi bar, watching the chef closely. He has endless concentration and the sushi is wonderful. All other restaurants, especially some chains, are tasteless in comparison.
There is just the perfect amount of rice (which is not a lot) and it's still somewhat warm. The fish is so fresh and tasty and attention to detail like the unagi (eel) still being somewhat warm WITHOUT an overly sweet, thick sauce.
Rolls are excellent and nothing gimmicky. Service is excellent and very Japanese - always running around. Restaurant seems to make a roaring trade with take-away as well.
I really recommend this place.
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