If you want to metamorphosize from an average New Yorker to an average New Yorker who has tasted seared salmon that was flown in from Tokyo the night before and topped with fried onions, come to this little spot on Flatbush. The sushi omakase experience at Sushi Lin is incredible - and so reasonably priced ($60 for 10 very special pieces), you feel like you’re in on a secret. Don’t leave without trying the salmon nigiri topped with sauteed tomato, or the bluefin tuna with mushroom.
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The Commodore is bad. Bad because merely looking at the food here will jack up your cholesterol thirty points, and worse because everything is so good that you’ll crave it all the time.
Brooklyn Suya is a small Nigerian spot in Crown Heights where you should get a casual weeknight dinner in the area.
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Shigure is a sake bar in Tribeca with small plates and the ideal volume level for when you’re sick of the fancy cocktail scene.
Kokage is a Japanese spot run by the same people as Kajitsu, and it works for a nice (but less formal) lunch or dinner around Grand Central.
Omusubi Gonbei is a counter in a Japanese grocery store in Midtown East where you can pick up some great rice balls.
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Shalom Japan is what happens when two chefs from different backgrounds (Japanese & Jewish) fall in love and start making food instead of babies.
Hanon is a casual Japanese spot in Williamsburg that serves some of the best udon in the city.
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