I accompanied my wife shopping (Saks, Nieman Marcus) around Union Square and found ourselves wanting dinner at around 6 p.m. We opened our trusty Trip Advisor app and found Akiko was only 2 blocks away. We asked our saleslady, and she smiled and said it was one of the restaurants she recommended. The place is tiny, and the bathroom is in the next building basement, but the sushi is some of the best I have had. I ordered a chef's selection of sashimi, my wife vegetarian and yellow tail maki. The fish was melt-in-your-mouth tender, and the flavors delicate. Most sushi restaurants in our hometown are closed on Mondays, and I am always skeptical about how fresh fish is on Mondays. Akiko had only 5 types of fish available, but all were excellent.