On a father-son trip to NYC with my sushi mad sixteen year old. He picked out Sushi Yasuda and I'm glad he did. We made reservations in advance for a Friday night, but I'm sure we could have gotten in without them, at least that night. Atmosphere is understated oriental. Waitstaff is excellent although hard to understand due to their very thick accents.
You better know something about sushi, because the menu was not written for novices. The waitress did the best she could, but between being a relative novice and her accent, I'm
not sure she really understood me. I wound up just going with the eight piece dinner and her suggestions, at least I think I got what she suggested. There was a lot of pointing involved.
I started with their signature Sake, which was the best I've ever had. I tend to like whitefish sushi, but ventured into tuna and shrimp at my son's urging. I'm glad I did. The pieces are effectively pre- seasoned in their own unique way and don't need any ginger or wasabi. I did dip just a corner into their homemade soy sauce. It was excellent.
The meal was filling so we did not eat dessert. Instead we wandered into nearby GCT and found some sweets in the market there to take with us.
All in all a first rate sushi experience. Moderate to higher price (not exhorbitant by NYC standards ..... $84 for two with sake). No tips allowed