Sushi or not Sushi: 5 New York Sushi Restaurants Not to Miss


Warning:  Masa is for the serious sushi-enthusiast only.  If you are up for the challenge, you must start by making reservations a month in advance. The menu is Omakase-only and changes nightly depending on what ingredients are in season. The restaurant only seats 26, at a sprinkling of tables and at the sushi bar—which is definitely where you want to be. There, you can watch the famed Chef Masa Takayama create your 25-courses of sushi. Takayama, whose food has received 4-stars from the New York Times and 3 Micheline stars, opened Masa five years ago. With meals that start at $400, it is one of the country’s most expensive restaurants and serves some of the world’s most expensive sushi. The décor is sleek black and grey…but who really cares? The real art is the sushi itself.

Sushi Masa
Sushi Masa

Masa is located in the Time Warner Center at 10 Columbus Circle. For a more casual (and reservation-free) dining experience, try Bar Masa next door.