Jessica Mousseau is a copywriter & copy editor from the United States. Her work can be viewed at: www.jessicamousseau.com.
Published May 15th 2011
If you like sushi and you are a New York City resident; you probably have your own preference as to which sushi restaurant to visit. If you're an out-of-towner, and make it a point to eat sushi while you're visiting a city, you may have problems deciding which place to visit.
Below are four of the best NYC sushi restaurants. If you're a local, yours is probably on there; if you're not from New York City, you may have to plan to eat sushi several times while you're here. Since you've got the addresses, though, you can plan your sushi eating around where you are when you're ready to eat.
If you're visiting SoHo, this is the place to go for your sushi fix. The restaurant specializes only in Japanese food, including sushi, so you know you're getting top-quality food at a reasonable price. The restaurant is open seven days a week, from 12:00 noon until 2:00 AM, so you can enjoy lunch or dinner, or grab a late night bite to eat. The atmosphere is casual, so you don't have to worry about dressing up first before you go.
While visiting Greenwich Village, you'll want to stop in at Tomoe Sushi. This restaurant specializes in Japanese food, again including sushi, but also offers other seafood items if you're interested or if someone in your group doesn't like sushi.
The restaurant is open from 5:00 PM until 11:00 PM on Monday and Tuesday, and from 1:00 PM until 3:00 PM, then from 5:00 PM until 11:00 PM Wednesday through Saturday. Make sure you note these times so you won't show up when it's closed.
Chef Nobu Matsuhisa serves up sushi in his Japanese restaurant in the Tribeca neighborhood. His hours are from 11:45 AM until 2:15 PM, so you can enjoy sushi for lunch, and 5:45 PM until 10:15 PM for dinner service. These hours are for Monday-Friday. On Saturday and Sunday, he is open from 5:45 PM until 10:15 PM.
Expect to spend a little more than you would at other sushi places, but remember you are in the Tribeca neighborhood. The ambience and possibility that you might spot a celebrity will make up for the expense.
Head over to the East Village for the best sushi in this neighborhood. However, take note of the rather unusual closing time at this restaurant so you'll be sure to get there before it closes.
The restaurant is open seven days a week, and service begins at 5:00 PM. However, here's the kickeróclosing time is 11:59 PM. It may not be unusual to see a closing time on the quarter or half-hour, but one minute before midnight is rather odd, even for New York City.