Sasabune Express is the casual version of a popular omakase place from LA (with an NYC location on 73rd street as well). The quality of the fish here tastes noticeably fresher than what you’ll find at most neighborhood sushi spots you frequent on Wednesday nights. If you’re in the mood to eat incredible scallop and snow crab rolls, but you want to pay under $50 for decadent sushi, Sasabune Express is the best cheat code we could recommend to you.
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Alidoro is a famous Italian sandwich shop in Soho, and their Midtown location is a good option for lunch near Grand Central.
Pietro’s is an old-school Italian restaurant in Midtown East that’s been around since 1932.
The National is a seasonal restaurant and brasserie in Midtown with solid eats for all meals at prices that aren’t cheap but aren’t abusive.
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Donburiya is a fun Japanese izakaya in the Theater District that specializes in inexpensive donburi bowls and facilitating rowdy group meals.
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Sushi Seki Upper East Side
Open late and always excellent, Sushi Seki Upper East Side is our favorite sushi restaurant in NYC. Sit at the counter and order piece by piece.
Everyone has a favorite neighborhood sushi spot and, if you live in Chelsea, there’s a good chance yours is Momoya.
Proof that Tanoshi Sushi is well worth your time? It’s on 73rd and York, and always packed. Enough said.
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