I like sushi, but am not any kind of expert or afficionada. Last year we ate at Sushi of Gari, and I was absolutely blown away by it. I'd never seen sushi treated in this modern style, with all the flavorful sauces and condiments, and I loved it. I can understand why sushi purists might have a problem with it, though.
We're coming to NY again this year, and I want to go to a good sushi place. My question is, does Gari represent an authentic Japanese style, or is it a New York creation? Are there other places that do sushi like Gari does, and are worth trying (as opposed to going back to Gari?). Sushi Seki, I understand, is a similar style. On the other side of the spectrum, I guess Yasuda does a more traditional style, although I've heard whisperings that Sushiden actually does the best traditional sushi in NY.