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Sushi Yasuda

204 E. 43rd St. (Second & Third Aves.) Send to Phone
212-972-1001 | Menu
Chef Yasuda elegantly presents a stunning array of sushi for moderate prices. Photo by Bill Holmes / CC BY 2.0

Lunch Mon.-Fri., Dinner Mon.-Sat.
  • Dress code: Casual
  • Reservations suggested

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Sushi Yasuda, New York, NY

Sushi Yasuda Restaurant Review

: If Sushi Yasuda is a shrine to raw fish, Naomichi Yasuda is the high priest. This minimal --- verging on austere --- restaurant for good reason captures the attention of sushi connoisseurs. More than 30 types of raw fish are offered, including several mackerel and eel selections, wild yellowtail and rich otoro (the fattiest cut of tuna). Unlike many other sushi chefs, Yasuda sometimes likes to cook his fish. He does that just as beautifully as he prepares his sushi. A changing list of accompanying appetizers might include a tangle of a number of kinds of fresh seaweed; among other starters are flash-fried tuna and grilled cod marinated in a saké reduction. There’s an amazing amount of flexibility with the combination platters --- the diner gets to choose which five pieces go in the five-piece combo, for example. Also, guests can order à la carte. But the best thing, by far, is to let the adventurous Yasuda decide. Saké and beer are available, but the focus is on the food.
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