Maki Kosaka is the casual offshoot of fancy omakase spot called Kosaka on West 13th, which means you can rightfully expect the quality of the fish to be excellent without spending your savings on tuna. This Flatiron restaurant specializes in Makimono sets that come with onigiri, futomaki (large and in charge rolls full of pickled and fresh vegetables), and what they call “grab sushi,” which comes with separate nori sheets that you use to scoop up things like red snapper topped with miso-wasabi sauce. They also have maki roll combo options for under $30.
Maki Kosaka’s outdoor dining set-up is right around the corner from Bed, Bath, and Beyond on 6th Avenue and 19th Street. And like BBB, the perfectly-plated sushi sets will remind you that an organized, minimalist aesthetic is extremely pleasing to your brain. You can stop by for lunch or dinner any day except Monday.
What to order: Makimono Set 1 if you’re not sharing (see the picture above), and two of their sushi roll sets if you are.