two probably very over asked questions:
1) Authentic, refined, cantonese cuisine?
I was just at Ping's in Chinatown and was thoroughly dissapointed. Fish was overcooked, food had no refinement, too much grease, etc. Where can I get a nice sit down full course, refined, Hong Kong/San Francisco/Vancouver style cantonese dinner? Any suggestions for Dim Sum as well (besides Golden Unicorn)?
2) I'm looking for an authentic intimate sushi bar where all the Japanese businessmen hang out (usually a good sign)? with a nice omakase?
I've been to Sushisay (overpriced) and my current favorite is Hasaki on 9th st. I've heard Tatany 52 and Taka are good "local Japanese" places? I've also tried Yama and Tomo, which aren't really my style. Any thoughts?