HAUTE CUISINE: Sushi in the New York City

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Masa

10 Columbus Circle,
Time Warner Center, 4th Floor
New York, NY 10019
(212) 823-9800

Ambiance

The belief at this establishment is the food speaks for itself. Simple décor, dim lighting and the long sleek Hinoki wood sushi counter allows patrons to focus on the excellent fare.

What to order

The entire Omakase meal, chosen by the chef (no menu required) is a unique experience with ingredients and dishes that change daily.

Who comes here

Regulars, celebrities, diplomats and other chefs frequent this establishment.

Sweet Tooth

The desserts change seasonally but the Truffle Ice Cream is a must.

Sushi of Gari

402 East 78th Street
New York, NY 10075
(212) 517-5340

Ambiance

Warm and friendly with large windows looking out onto the street and fresh floral displays that are changed weekly.

What to order

The Gari Signature Sushi Pieces are special and separate from the regular menu. Try the salmon roll with sautéed tomato and chopped onion.

Who comes here

Celebrities, neighborhood locals, and Gari’s old-time customers that have been supporting the restaurant since it opened.

Sweet Tooth

Red Bean Tempura Ice Cream; it’s both savory and sweet.

 

Nobu

105 Hudson Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 219-0500

Ambiance

Nobu evokes the beauty of the Japanese countryside with its natural textures, birch trees, wood floors and a wall made of river stones.

What to order

The three most popular rolls are the Black Cod with Miso, Rock Shrimp with Creamy Spicy Sauce and Yellow Tail Jalapeño.

Who comes here

Everyone from the hottest celebrities out for a night on the town to families celebrating special occasions frequent the eatery.

Sweet Tooth

The Apple Butterscotch Miso is a very special treat.

MEGU New York

62 Thomas Street
New York, NY 10013
(212) 964-7777

Ambiance

Elegantly decorated with an Eastern sensibility, dim red lights and sleek surfaces, this trendy spot is the place to be seen.

What to order

If you’re in the mood for some red meat, try the Kobe Beef, rumored to be the best cut of meat in town. For a taste of the ocean, the Bluefin Tuna is an excellent choice.

Who comes here

Spot some of your favorite celebrities here like Tom Cruise and Will Smith as well as neighborhood regulars, tourists and business execs.

Sweet Tooth

Both the Green Tea Crepe and Fondant Chocolate are particularly yummy.

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