Hi all -
Looking for a recommendation for Japanese on the UWS for 2 people for tonight. Anywhere between Columbus Circle and Columbus University. One of us will eat sushi/sashimi and the other will eat a variety of cooked dishes including tempura. Obviously, good food is a starting point, but I would like it to have a nice atmosphere and reasonable noise level so we can talk (and if anything feels more authentically Japanese that would be a special plus for my guest). We will be eating early (around 6:30) if that affects recommendations because of noise level and availability.
Goal is to find something that feels special within the limitations of Japanese on the UWS.
Thanks for any thoughts!!