Sushi On Jones is like that one friend who invites everyone over and hires a mariachi band, but starts fake-yawning and checking the time while people are still eating. That is to say, it’s fun but it’s also uptight. The little omakase counter in the West Village (there’s also a location on Bowery) gives you 30 minutes for a $58, 12-course omakase, or 45 minutes for an $85, 16-course omakase. The moment you decide which path you’d like to take, a piece of sushi will appear, and you won’t have a single second to appreciate the black sea salt on the scallop nigiri before some torched otoro materializes on your plate. The sushi itself is great, and the room is fun, but you’ll have to get up and leave before you know what hit you.
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