Surest sushi—downtown Manhattan (2008)

Sushi à la Kawa

Like Brooklyn, downtown Manhattan is not the first place you're likely to look for superior sushi. But one place frequented by suit-wearing Wall Streeters bears closer examination. Sushi à la Kawa. Oh, the rich profusion you'll find there, displayed right in front in the dark, dumbbell-shaped dining room. Depending on availability, you'll see belly tuna (traditionally eaten as sashimi, the first bite in a sushi binge), fatty salmon belly, fluke, funky Spanish mackerel, king crab—a welcome but expensive variation on the usual crab stick—the long and lascivious red clam, smoked salmon, and, last bite of all, the sweetened egg obelisk called tamago.


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