Some things are harder to make at home. Sushi, for example, poses a few challenges, especially if the bodega below your apartment doesn’t happen to sell sushi-grade tuna. Fortunately, there are still a bunch of great takeout and delivery options all around the city. Order from one of the places on this guide, and you can show your support while also gracefully admitting that you aren’t up to the task of making your own 10-course omakase.
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Sushi Dojo is a little pricier than your average neighborhood sushi spot - but the sushi here is also good enough to make you consider spending the majority of your money on raw fish. And if you need more of an incentive to order some relatively deluxe sushi from this East Village place, their omakase options are all $20 off on your usual online delivery platforms (plus you can order a la carte).
Roy’s Fish Market is, indeed, a tiny fish market on the Upper East Side. But it also has a sushi counter, and they make a bunch of different sushi and sashimi combos (most of which are less than $25). It’s ideal for a Wednesday night when you need a piece of yellowtail to sit by your side and ask you how your day was, and you can order directly by calling 212-838-3587.
Price-wise, Sushi Katsuei is on the low end of the higher-end sushi spots. What that means is that you can get an excellent omakase for $65. It comes with nine pieces and a hand roll - and there are a bunch of a la carte options as well. If you’re sitting around on a Friday night and would like to considerably upgrade your experience, order from the West Village location or the Park Slope original.
If you’re looking for delivery sushi on the Upper West Side, go for Momoya. They offer a huge variety of rolls and a la carte pieces like Japanese mackerel and octopus, and their sushi and sashimi sets are all less than $35 - unless you get a $150 party platter, which is a very much option. Call 212-580-0007 for pickup or delivery.
Pado makes delicious, relatively affordable sushi in the East Village, and they’re also currently selling beer, wine, and sake. So get yourself a three-roll set for $18, and add an $18 bottle of wine to accompany it.
If you did a side-by-side taste test between U-Gu in Clinton Hill and a place that charges $100 for an omakase menu, you’d have a hard time telling the difference. Which is remarkable, because they serve great sushi sets here for $29 and $42 (and there are a la carte options as well). Call 718-857-0222 for pickup orders or order online.
Consider moving to Crown Heights. Or, if you already live in Crown Heights, consider remaining there. Because you have an excellent neighborhood sushi spot in Uotora. This place is currently only doing pickup, but if you call 718-513-0724, you can walk over and get yourself some fatty tuna rolls or a sushi set for $25.
Sushi Yu is a very solid sushi spot in Washington Heights, and it’s exactly the kind of place where you might eat a salmon avocado roll in your pajamas. So if you’re feeling nostalgic for times when you could shake hands and play touch football, order a sushi deluxe for around $30 and eat it on your couch in your pajamas. You can order directly from their site.
When restaurants were open for dine-in service, you used to see lines outside Tomoe in Greenwich Village. And that’s because the portions here tend to be large, the fish is always good enough to write several ballads about, and everything is reasonably priced. Call 212-777-9346 for delivery, and get the sushi deluxe.
Another useful neighborhood spot one would be fortunate live near, Gen in Prospect Heights is currently offering pickup and delivery directly through their website. They have a bunch of different rolls with things like broiled eel with shrimp tempura, and you can grab a sushi set for $25.
For sushi delivery in Astoria, get in touch with Pink Nori. This place is an especially cost-effective option with lots of sub-$25 combos including an especially impressive 15-piece sashimi set for $21, and they also serve a bunch of elaborate rolls topped with everything from eel to mango.
Typically, Sushi Ishikawa only offers two omakase menus for $125 and $155 - but now they’re offering nine-piece omakase meals for $59 (including soup and salad) and maki sets for $39. And you can trust in the fact that your sushi will be top-tier and possibly even haunting.
You’re looking for high-quality takeout that won’t force you to host a yard sale (which is ill-advised at the moment). Order from Shinsen. You can get a $29 set with eight pieces including tuna, clam, and mackerel, with optional supplements, like wagyu nigiri or a dragon roll.
For a chain, Haru is surprisingly good. It isn’t the cheapest spot in the world (you’ll probably wind up spending around $40 on your sushi), but it’s one of your best takeout options in Midtown, and there are locations in Hell’s Kitchen, Fidi, and the Upper West Side as well. Order delivery or takeout directly from their site.
If you’re in Harlem, order from Yuzu. It’s an overachieving neighborhood spot where you can either get 12 pieces of chutoro, a bowl of grilled eel over rice, or a sushi set for around $30. The fish here is very high quality, they serve a huge variety of rolls, and you can place an order through their website.
Does Beyond Sushi actually serve sushi? Yes. There just isn’t any fish in it. This vegan spot makes dumplings, wraps, and inventive rolls with ingredients like black rice, mango, avocado, and a spicy slaw. That one’s called the Spicy Mang, and you should order it. The Upper East Side location is currently the only one that’s open, but they’re delivering all the way from Houston to 100th Street, and you can place an order right on their website.