My wife and I gave birth to our first child back in February and one of the things so was most deprived of during her pregnancy was sushi. I'd like to treat her to an exceptional sushi meal now that she's able to eat this again.
I'm wondering what some good options may be for a good sushi meal. It doesn't have to be uber-expensive, tho I'm open to haunts from all ends of the price spectrum.
During my college days, which weren't so long ago, I would tend to eat at places like Sushi Zen on St. Mark's or Sushi Lounge on the corner of St. Mark's & Avenue A - can't beat their 50% off specials, especially a student and I never got sick. I'll also grab sushi from Whole Foods and most recently, used an offer through Belly to get a free California Roll at Monster Sushi in Chelsea. I know California Rolls aren't anywhere near the upper eschelon of sushi, but the California Roll I had there was probably the best I'd ever had. The rice was warm and the avocado and crab meat were very fresh, while the seaweed had a nice texture. I'd also get sushi from The Lobster Place in the Chelsea Market which I always liked. I don't know whether this is true or not, but the guys working there told me that The Lobster Place and Morimoto both got their fish from the same place, with Morimoto's being much more expensive.
Ok, I'm getting a little off topic here, but in terms of more upscale sushi, I have eaten at Morimoto with my parents and to date, I'd consider that the best I've had.
So, now that you all know what I've had, perhaps some suggestions can be made. I have looked up some places on Yelp, but wanted to reach out to the Chowhound community as well.