Takeshi is just one little room with a sleek wooden bar, and you’re here to eat omakase sushi (there are two lunch options, for $45 and $90, and two dinner options, for $65 and $130). But it still feels casual, in part because they play songs like “Can’t Feel My Face” over the speakers, and the chef takes time to talk to everyone sitting at the bar. The smaller, eight-piece dinner service lasts around 45 minutes and actually has a few more than eight pieces (ours also came with a scallop and uni handroll and a Japanese sponge cake), all of which are very good. So if you want great sushi for a not-outrageous price in a relaxed, casual atmosphere, you need to try this place.
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A Midtown West/Times Square location of this classic New York sushi restaurant. Sushi of Gari is a solid option for the area.
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This is the second location of the Park Slope spot where you can get some excellent, relatively affordable sushi.
High quality East Village omakase sushi for under $100, with a side of club music if you come on the weekend.
Proof that Tanoshi Sushi is well worth your time? It’s on 73rd and York, and always packed. Enough said.
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