- Sushi Nakazawa
23 Commerce St., nr. Bedford St.; 212-924-2212
At Daisuke Nakazawa’s swank little West Village sushi bar, the spiky sea urchin is presented in its shell instead of the customary box. The roe isn’t the usual orange; it’s a faint, yellowy white, the color of sugared cream. The taste isn’t fishy, like a lot of the uni out there these days. It’s milky, and mildly sweet, and it dissolves in the back of your mouth like a spoonful of snow. This is the mother of all unis, in other words, as different from your standard-issue uni as truffles out of a can are from the real thing.
From the 2014 Best of New York issue of New York Magazine
So what exactly does “best” mean in a city with thousands of pizza joints, hundreds of celebrity masseuses, and museum-worthy concept shops on every corner? Well, in the case of this, our annual “Best of New York” roundup, there’s a heavy emphasis on what’s new or what has somehow remained virtually unheard of (until now, of course).