So, I'm a pretty adventurous eater that has explored a tremendous amount of the Manhattan dining scene, but I've never gotten into sushi. I had a really bad experience with a California roll back when I was a teenager, and ever since then, I've been terrified to let any sushi pass my lips.
What's a good place for a sushi beginner to go to in the city? Neighborhood really doesn't matter. I want something that's really authentic and fresh (nothing too fusion-y) but won't absolutely break the bank (as I'm not even sure I'll like it). What are some nigiri I should try? Rolls? Is there anything I should avoid?
It's all so incredibly daunting, especially when you're not really where to start. Thanks in advance!