Mon-Fri, noon-2pm and 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sat, 5:30pm-10:30pm; Sun, closed
C, E at Spring St.
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At this discreet establishment in Soho, Hirohisa Hayashi specializes in the kind of quirky, traditionalist dishes beloved by Japanese omakase purists. You’ll find expertly grilled servings of mackerel on the menu, braided little pieces of silver “gizzard shad,” and fried squares of soft, warm sesame tofu topped with spoonfuls of uni. The most lavish omakase option includes numerous non-sushi items and, at nine courses for $150, is priced for the expense-account, Tokyo-salaryman crowd (there’s also a $100 seven-course menu).