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15 East

15 E. 15th St. New York, NY 10003 | Union Square | 212-647-0015

Location Description:

Sit at the sushi bar for the optimal experience, where you can watch chef Masato Shimizu create some of the best sushi in the city. The chef is friendly and knowledgeable, and might even ask you to grate some wasabi root for him. Everything is as it should be: the fish room temperature, the rice body temperature. Try Maine sea urchin, needlefish, or one of the many mackerels. Maki rolls are few, and austere.

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  • Cuisine(s): Japanese, Sushi
  • Hours: Mon-Sat 12pm-1:45pm, 6pm-10:30pm
  • Price: $$$$
  • Serving: Dinner, Lunch
  • Reservations: Accepted, Recommended
  • Parking: No Parking
  • Payment Types: All Major Credit Cards
  • Features: Business Dining, Private Party, Prix Fixe, Wheelchair Accessible

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