my friends in japan insist that the sushi in n.y. is
better than the sushi in tokyo. while that's certainly
not true overall, two places they've taken me have been
1) kuruma zushi--really the best, i think, overall,
because fish is really top-notch (particularly toro)
and really friendly to non-japanese...have no problems
with you sitting at the sushi bar...tab will run
$80-150 per person.
2) sushi hatsu--probably slightly better quality
fish--best in n.y.--but has reputation for being rude
(even to japanese diners.) if you're not japanese, it
helps if you know some of the japanese fish names,
seems to loosen sushi chef up a bit...