So you're on the hunt for moderately affordable, quality sushi in New York? But you don't have five hours to wait in line at Sugarfish? Your best bet is probably to just pack it up and move to LA, where really, really good sushi under $40 is not just a myth. If that's not in the cards, and you spend time around the West Village, check out Mi-Ne. They do a variety of different-sized platters ranging from around $15 to $55, including tip, and you can easily get a decent meal in for around $30. The place is simple but modern - think of it as kind of like a lesser Sugarfish.
Perfect For: Casual Weeknight Dinner