A chapter of West Village sushi intrigue comes to a close as Floyd, the impresario-cum-sushi-chef and former owner of Sushi On Hudson, starts a new existence as the proprietor of Sakura Hana (Hudson St. btw. W.12th/Jane). If you used to frequent SOH and wondered what had happened to Floyd and his crew, stop by and get re-acquainted. The new management at SOH were unable to deliver on either the quality of food or the friendly atmosphere for which Floyd was renowned among regular patrons.
On a selfish note, this change might actually do 'hounds a favor and throw the Citysearch crowd off the scent. Floyd's ability to maximize value for money had endeared him to sushi lovers and bargain hunters alike.
Truly scratching my own sushi itch requires a trip to Tomoe or, say, Sushiden on somebody else's dime. Fuguzushi in Roppongi at the extreme upper limit. But nothing in my piece of the West Village beats the $25-30 I spend on takeout from Floyd on rushed dinner nights, and eating in the restaurant was always pleasant. It's good to have him back in business.