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This Chelsea spot used to be an expensive kaiseki restaurant, but they’ve redone it as a sushi place with four different set menus that range from $24 to $54. Each one gets you some edamame and carpaccio, followed by a selection of nigiri paired with different sauces and a handroll or two. If you like the idea of Sugarfish, but don’t like waits or the risk of running into someone you once went on a date with, you’ll like SushiNao.
Sushinao is a new sushi place on 17th Street in Chelsea that specifically makes a big deal about how they pair different sauces - like ponzu, onion ginger, and yuzu lemon - with each piece of fish. The space used to be Naoki, and the chef here actually hasn’t changed, but the format has. Sushinao serves four different set menus that cost $24, $34, $44, and $54.