I love this place. I was there 3 times since 2009, which was the same number of times I went to NYC (not so often as I would like). It's trendy, but its unpretentious. Prices are decent, Sake choices are abundant and the food is great. I always tasted something different. And I tend to order many things. I don't know how "the real thing" looks like, but I certainly hope is like this bar. I had to wait in line to times, since the place is small, but it was never too long. Certainly worthed.