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HOURSMon.-Sat.: 6:30pm-11:00pm; Sun.: Closed
PRICE (APPETIZER; MAIN; SUSHI OMAKASE)USD 4-18; USD 16-34; USD 95
FAMOUS PLATESChef's omakase; tuna toro tartare
DRINKS AND WINEJack Lamb's sake; beer; wine; sake; soju
# OF SEATS30-45
PRIVATE ROOM AVAILABLE?No
SUBWAY2nd Ave. (F); Astor Pl. (6); 8th St.-NYU (N, R)
The name, which translates to “jewel box” in Japanese, says it all. This tiny, elegantly sparse, Michelin-starred Japanese sushi restaurant is set inside a cylindrical, shoebox-like space, and serves delicate sushi bites that truly are gems. The sushi bar seats a mere six, giving the feeling that you are being served by a private chef, while the rest of the small, candlelit tables stretch along either side of the stylish interior. It’s a true Downtown destination, a small neighborhood restaurant appreciated for its class, service, and menu (which offers some of the finest fish and sake in the city).
Special occasioners, serious fish fiends, in-the-know sushi snobs, and couples.
WHAT WE WOULD WEAR
Match the restaurant’s stylish elegance with a pretty top, black pants, high heels, and a sparking necklace.
GO HERE WITH
Significant other; a date; friends; yourself
WHY WE LIKE IT
The gracious, knowledgeable staff and the sushi–this is some of the finest sushi in town.
WHAT WE WOULD CHANGE
The space is small, so the tables are quite cramped.
GOOD TO KNOW
Co-owners Jack and Grace Lamb can often be seen strolling up and down the room, offering descriptions and advice on the plethora of “artisan” sakes listed on the menu.
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