Best Osaka-Style Sushi, Brooklyn - 2001
The opening of OSAKA raised the bar on Cobble Hill sushi. There are the usual suspects, all done in capable versions, and an array of innovations like the Viagra roll of sea urchin wrapped around avocado and eel. The real reason to brave the crowds, though, is the awesome Osaka-style sushilong, thin strips of fish overflowing the rice in tasty excess. Go while the back garden is still open.