I've been scanning the boards and I've noticed that the
Sushi recommendations are a bit dated...
Nobu - incredibly fresh sushi. However, if you get the
tasting menu, you will likely not be getting much sushi
with your meal. With that being said, I would still
recommend the tasting menu. Also, the tasting menu is
a bit different than any other restaurant - the waiter
asks how much you want to spend, and the chef chooses
the dishes accordingly. I've been there 3 times
without being disappointed, but I haven't been there in
the past two years.
Japonica - the sushi quality varies from very good to
unbelievably fresh. The portions are always gigantic.
If you aren't very hungry, a sushi dinner could be
split among two people.
Yama - I've only been there once, but I was very
Planet Sushi (upper west side) - Very good. Fairly new
Haru (upper west side) - Used to be excellent, it's now
just good. It's starting to become a little
inconsistent - i.e. sometimes the fish isn't as fresh
as I would like.
Sushi generation (upper east side) - fairly good. I've
been there a couple times and haven't been
disappointed. I haven't gone 'wow' either, though.
Tatany (sp? - midtown) Very, very good. I went there
with a friend who was dating someone who is a regular
and is Japanese. I imagine this helped a lot, and I
found the food incredibly good.
Some places to avoid:
Seryna - microscopic pieces of sushi. You could order
about 3 meals per person and still be hungry.
Kinoko - this is a good place to go if you are
considering the 'all you can eat special' but
otherwise, there are other places to go for higher
quality sushi. I've never found the sushi here to be
bad, but I've never found it to be particularly great