photo credit: Sushi Lin
This place in Prospect Heights with a shoji screen and a little Bonsai tree looks like hundreds of other neighborhood sushi spots, but that’s where the similarities end. Sushi Lin is serving some of the best sushi in the city—not just for a casual spot, but for any spot. There are almost no hot items on the menu, so the focus is on quality fish. For $33, you get nine pieces of thick-cut nigiri along with soup and a negi toro roll. It’s a deal that should cause lines around the block. The 10-piece $70 omakase with premium fish is an equally-great deal. If you'e lucky, yours will include king salmon with blowtorched tomato, but if not, add it à la carte. There’s another location in Soho, but it’s omakase-only.