With sushi savant Toshi Ueki at the helm, this long-established sushi temple is a must-visit for raw fish-lovers. With a menu boasting sushi, sashimi and an expansive cold sake list ranging from “steely and savoury” to “bone dry”, this SoHo standby is known as one of the best sushi places outside of Japan for good reason. Cosy back-room tables are ideal for business meetings or romantic meals and the late-night scene here is killer. Grab a seat at the gorgeous walnut sushi bar for an up-close view of the delicacies (not to mention some excellent people-watching).
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SoHo (nicknamed for its location south of Houston Street) is one of the trendiest and busiest neighbourhoods in Lower Manhattan, full of art galleries and boutiques and easily accessible by all forms of transportation.
Blue Ribbon Sushi | 119 Sullivan St, New York
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