This is a vegetarian sushi place, and it’s better than you expect. Sure there’s no fish - but on the bright side, no one worries about mercury levels in vegetables. Also, it’s not like they just cut up some cucumber and stick them onto balls of rice. They use sauces and ingredients like fennel and sweet potato. Get their roll with mango and spicy veggies on top. There are three locations in the city, and they’re all very casual.
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Finally, someone figured out that an Italian restaurant near Penn Station that serves food people want to eat would do well.
Marea is about as good as upscale eating gets in Midtown, and there’s a lot of that around. Don’t miss the bone marrow and octopus fusilli.
Milos is a Midtown Greek restaurant specializing in fresh fish shipped in from the Mediterranean daily. It's pricey for dinner, but lunch is a steal.
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How much will you like the West Village's Sushi Nakazawa? How much money do you have, and how recently did you watch Jiro Dreams of Sushi?
If you want some good sushi that doesn’t cost as much as a new set of 500-thread-count sheets, go to U-Gu in Clinton Hill.
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A place that specializes in vegan sushi. Yes, it sounds ridiculous. Before you write it off, let us explain.
Peacefood is one of our favorite vegan spots in town (and especially in Union Square). Go, but beware that the chickpea fries are addicting.
Bar Verde is a vegan Mexican restaurant in the East Village that’s good for vegans, but not so much for everybody else.
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