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    March 5, 2014

    Butterfish Set to Open and Offer Affordable Omakase to the Sony Pavilion

    A real estate conflict forced the closure of longtime Midtown spot Solo Restaurant last year, and now a sushi restaurant is stepping in to fill the void: Butterfish (550 Madison Avenue, 212-729-1819) will open its doors tomorrow, offering an affordable omakase option to Midtown East.

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    November 8, 2013

    Behind the Scenes at Sushi Nakazawa (INTERVIEW)

    For 11 years, Daisuke Nakazawa learned by observing his mentor, Tokyo's acclaimed Jiro of the 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi. But earlier this year, the 35-year old stepped out from the shadow of his master, heading his own namesake sushi temple: Sushi Nakazawa (23 Commerce Street, 212-924-22 ... More >>

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    August 14, 2013
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    June 26, 2013

    Sushi Dojo's Chef David Bouhadana Does Sushi With a Convert's Zeal

    "I always say, I didn't find sushi, it found me," says chef David Bouhadana, who commands the counter at newly opened East Village sushi spot Sushi Dojo (110 First Avenue). He's a Jewish guy who was raised in Florida, he explains, but at 18, he fell into his first sushi job after one of the sushi ch ... More >>

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    June 5, 2013

    Kenka is a Wild and Freaky Carnival Ride

    The East Village's Kenka is a wildly authentic izakaya that might be the most high-functioning example of a themed Japanese restaurant around, an edible amusement park of the fermented, fried, and freaky that gives its own special meaning to that old Gonzo adage, "Buy the ticket, take the ride."

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    May 2, 2013

    Grading the New Sushi Bar at Lobster Place in Chelsea Market

    Lobster Place's uni (sea urchin) was breezy and briny, and got a grade of A-. As part of the current evolution of Chelsea Market, old tenants are grabbing more space and revamping their premises to provide more opportunities for the sale of prepared food. In this connection, seafood distributor an ... More >>

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    April 3, 2013

    Wylie Dufresne Opens Alder in East Village; Desnuda Opens in South Williamsburg

    Wylie Dufresne has caused quite a stir with the opening of Alder, his new restaurant on Second Avenue. The hotspot opened last Thursday and was the newest East Village restaurant to warrant waiting lines around the block. Dufresne told Flo Fab, "It's not meant to be a destination, like wd-50." Inste ... More >>

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    March 20, 2013

    Stock Dividends at Suzume and Ganso

    Two new Brooklyn ramen joints break the mold

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    March 6, 2013

    Almondine Reopens After Sandy, Sweetleaf Serving Coffee-Cocktails in Long Island City

    French baker Hervé Poussot was forced to close his Dumbo bakery, Almondine, after Hurricane Sandy destroyed all the equipment in the basement's production kitchen. Almondine, named Best Bakery by the Voice in 2008, finally reopened yesterday. The next few days will be "a sort of soft launch," says ... More >>

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    January 24, 2013

    Tokyo Restaurant Pioneers Vegetarian Sushi, See the Video

    Mmmm, that looks like really fresh uni (sea urchin) A hot new Tokyo restaurant in the Rappongi Hills section turns the sushi and sashimi traditions on their heads by offering an all-vegetarian menu. This is not just a collection of cucumber and pickled-daikon rolls, either, but beautifully turned ... More >>

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    January 23, 2013

    Gimme Five at Chez Sardine

    Gabe Stulman adds another Village outpost

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    December 12, 2012
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    September 13, 2012

    Sushi Costs More In New York Than Los Angeles Because, Well, Of Course It Does

    [See More Edible News: One In Five People Spend More Money On Cell Phones Than Food | New York City Health Board Passes Bloomberg's Soda Ban Proposal] It's called "sushinomics." New Yorkers are dishing out more for sushi than the people over in Los Angeles. The prices represent cost of living stand ... More >>

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    August 22, 2012

    Neta: Cool Fish, Cool Place

    Two Masa alums bend the sushi rules in the West Village

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    August 22, 2012

    Neta: This Week's Review in Pictures

    [See Robert Sietsema's photos of Tacos Cachanilla, his review this week.] This week's review is of Neta. Nick Kim and Jimmy Lau, formerly of Masa and Bar Masa, opened their low-key, West Village sushi bar earlier this year. Along with traditional, upscale sushi, Neta serves American-accented spicy ... More >>

  • Dining

    August 15, 2012

    Ootoya: Yo, Tokyo!

    A Japanese mega-chain invades our fair city

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    August 4, 2012

    Say Hello To Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar, Bugs

    Isola Trattoria & Crudo Bar at the Mondrian SoHo opened today. It's Sicilian food by executive chef Victor LaPlaca, who spent the last 17 years opening restaurants with Todd English. Signatures off Isola's trattoria menu will include cuscinetto with goat cheese and black olive, baby heirloom tomato ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 2, 2012

    The Story of Futomaki

    The futomaki at Ootoya comes disguised like a birthday present. [See More Featured: 10 Best Incredibly Cheap Eats in New York | 10 Best Ice Creams in NYC] Futomaki is a type of sushi that looks like a regular maki roll blown up with a bicycle pump, but still retaining its perfect cylindrical conf ... More >>

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    August 1, 2012
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    July 24, 2012

    Saba Pressed Sushi at Ootoya, Dish #85

    Welcome to 100 Dishes to Eat Now, the tasty countdown leading up to our "Best of 2012" issue. Tune in each day (weekends too!) for a new dish from the Fork in the Road team. [See More 100 Dishes: Lamb Barbacoa Taco at Empellón Taqueria, Dish #86 | Build Your Own Burger at Kent Ale House, Dish #88]

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    June 28, 2012

    Like Bacon? Like Sushi? Now You Can Have Both at the Same Time

    Yup, that's strips of smoked breakfast bacon stuck right in the middle of those maki rolls. It seems bacon has penetrated every lost galaxy of the dining firmament. Heck, you can get a peanut butter and bacon sandwich nearly everywhere, bacon is de rigueur on your burger, you can buy a men's tie i ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    15 East's $29 Three-Course Lunch

    The chawan mushi appetizer arrives with a black-truffle crag. When was the last time you were exposed to top-shelf sushi? Most of us measure out our lives in mediocre finger sushi and nori rolls, and only on rare occasions do we glimpse how perfect sushi can be. Not that the democratization of sus ... More >>

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    April 6, 2012

    Dale Talde Talks About Asian-American Cuisine, Chefs He Admires Part 2

    Yesterday, we spoke to Chef Dale Talde about the plans for his new Park Slope restaurant, Pork Slope, and the new brunch he's launching at Talde. Today, we delve into his thoughts on the neighborhood where he's chosen to build his mini-empire, Asian-American food, and which kitchen tool he just can' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Maruko Sushi Opens, Selling Mad Cheap Nigiri

    Maruko Sushi, a take-out sushi shop on 23rd Street, opened its doors last week, selling individually wrapped pieces of nigiri and an assortment of bubble teas.

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    March 7, 2012
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    February 24, 2012

    Gingersnap's Organic's Nori Rolls: Riceless, Fishless Sushi That's Actually Tasty!

    Vegan cuisine can often leave much to be desired in the flavor and excitement departments. Kale salads and sprout medleys can only go so far. Which is why we were pleased to discover Gingersnap's Organic (170 East 7th Street, 212-533-9939), a newish (opened in November) casual café in the Eas ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    How the 'Edo-Mae' Sushi Assortment at Hasaki Is Like a Brief Vacation to Tokyo

    What comes in a wooden box and is supremely delectable? Run your eye down the extensive sushi menu at Hasaki, and you'll find many interesting oddities and combinations. At the end of the omakase list, for example, is a $45 combo called Edo-mae Sushi.

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    November 28, 2011

    Kobeyaki Offers Rolls, Bowls, Burgers, and Buns to Lunchtime Crowds

    Having recently checked out ShopHouse, a/k/a Asian Chipotle, we were intrigued to learn about Kobeyaki, a new fast-casual Japanese joint directly across the street from the Fashion Institute of Technology that specializes in "rolls, bowls, burgers, and buns." Wanting to see if it followed the ShopHo ... More >>

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    October 17, 2011

    The Early Word: Taka Taka

    Lauren ShockeyChipotle sauce adds a Mexican kick to a soft shell crab roll​ Mexican sushi and Japanese tacos: the ultimate in fusion food, right? That's the thinking at Taka Taka (330 West Broadway, 212-966-8252), a new Japanese-Mexican fusion spot located in Soho. We were a bit skeptical ab ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2011

    What's Happening This Week: Sushi & Sake; A Month of Cheese

    Our weekly dining and drinking newsletter features all the hottest epicurean events in the city. Sign up for it here! Sushi & Sake 101 SUSHISAMBA 7 Tuesday, October 4, 7 p.m. The sushi-and-sake series is back, with dates throughout the fall. Learn how to make sushi rolls at home, and how to pair yo ... More >>

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    August 18, 2011

    Dish No. 50: Sushi and Nigiri From the Lobster Place

    Rebecca Marx​ New York abounds with pre-packaged sushi, and a lot of it sucks. And that's one of the reasons we're grateful for the Lobster Place, where the pre-packaged sushi is so fresh and pristine it could pass muster in a good sit-down restaurant.

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    July 5, 2011

    Fancy New Wall Street Duane Reade Does Hair and Nails

    ​Tomorrow, Duane Reade will open a new location at 40 Wall Street, and to cater to the business types who are expected to shop there, the store will feature a hair salon, a nail bar, a pharmacy with a doctor on-hand, a sushi bar, a juice bar, and a stock ticker. At 22,000 square feet, the stor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 27, 2011

    Walgreen's Wants to Shove Some Half-Rotten Bananas Up Your Ass

    ​At the big-box Walgreen's on Cooper Square, they know how to stock the fruit on the shelves, but not how to take care of it. Note price: $1.49 per pound. [Click on image to examine the bananas with a shopper's careful eye.] Not content to sell you lifetime supplies of candy and car-size bags ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 17, 2011

    Ask the Critics: What Makes My Spicy Tuna Roll Spicy?

    flickr/Calgary ReviewsFind out what's in that sauce​Holly G. Asks: How do you make the spicy mayonnaise that comes in spicy tuna rolls? Is it just mayo and Sriracha? Can you find out what's in it? Dear Holly: While spicy tuna rolls aren't classic sushi offerings, there's no question that th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Battle of the Upscale, Pre-Packaged Sushi: Dean & DeLuca v. the Lobster Place

    Rebecca MarxDean & Deluca's sushi and nigiri assortment.​ New York abounds with pre-packaged sushi, and a lot of it sucks. But while dry rice and fish of questionable origin and freshness are often the order of the day (particularly if you're stupid enough to buy your sushi at Duane Reade), w ... More >>

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    March 2, 2011

    Nine Things You Probably Wouldn't Want to Eat At Guy Fieri's Restaurant Tex Wasabi's​We're sick of Guy Fieri (real name: Guy Ramsay Ferry). The television personality manufactured on the second season of "The Next Food Network Star" might double as a Barnum & Bailey clown. Yet he is now one of the country's most recognizable celebrity chefs. If you want to see how ... More >>

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    February 11, 2011

    The Early Word: Yuba

    Lauren Shockey​Yuba is the Japanese word for tofu skin, which is the thin layer of film that occurs when making tofu as the curding vat of soymilk cools down. While working at Masa, chefs George Ruan and Jack Wei fell in love with the yuba that was flown in daily from Japan, and so they named ... More >>

  • Dining

    December 10, 2008

    Top Café Tibet Is Stuffed With Good Food

    A delicious new restaurant in Ditmas Park

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    July 29, 2008

    Egg-Salad Sushi at Sakae Sushi

    New chain meddles with our expectations for Japanese cuisine

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    June 12, 2007

    Georgia on My Mind

    Gotham continues to suck the best sushi chefs from the rest of the country

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    June 28, 2005

    Undersea Toon

    Sticking mainly to fish, new sushi bar appears on Houston

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    March 8, 2005

    Goodbye, Columbus

    Takayama tweaks it on the 4th floor of Time Warner Center

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