With so many sushi options in the area, O-Ku holds its own as a Japanese restaurant that can serve as a go-to for all your date night dilemmas. With a sleek restrained decor and a solid $150 omakase, the West Midtown spot impresses enough for an anniversary dinner. And their $10-and-under Happy Hour menu can help blur the lines when you’re not sure if you want that “let’s meet for drinks” invitation to be an actual date. There’s also a covered rooftop patio that works well in all seasons when you want to hang out for a while and slowly work your way down the menu from small and hot plates to nigiri. Just make sure you get an order of the smoked hamachi, which is a bold yet smooth and tasty mouthful.

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