Shinsen is a casual neighborhood Japanese restaurant with quality fish for pretty decent prices. They have a few sushi sets (the least expensive one is $29 for 10 pieces), as well as dishes like oyakodon (a chicken and rice bowl) and a spicy tuna tower. Whether you decide to come to this modern sushi space for a casual date or just to have a solo meal at the sushi bar, expect to sit near several people who are staying in the hotel next door.
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Bassanova is a below-ground Japanese spot in Chinatown where you can get an excellent bowl of creamy green curry ramen.
Jing Fong is a giant dim sum restaurant in Chinatown that’s great for a big group meal.
Hwa Yuan Szechuan
A reboot of a Chinatown spot that closed decades ago, Hwa Yuan serves great Peking duck, sesame noodles, and more in a massive space on East Broadway.
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Three blocks from the Barclays Center, Chuko is not only an ideal pre-game move, but our favorite ramen joint in Brooklyn.
Llama San is a Nikkei restaurant in the West Village from the people behind Llama Inn. It’s pricey, but the food is incredibly delicious.
If you want to get a quick sit-down meal near Grand Central, go eat some pork katsu at Katsu-Hama.
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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.
KazuNori: The Original Hand Roll Bar
The handroll bar from the people behind Sugarfish has arrived in Nomad.
Sushi Seki Chelsea
The Chelsea Sushi Seki outpost is bigger and badder than the original. Aside from the decor differences, everything appears to be exactly the same.
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