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Arata Sushi

1047 Second Ave., New York, NY 10022 40.758179 -73.966154
nr. 55th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-371-8338 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
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Hours

Mon-Fri, 10:30am-10:45pm; Sat-Sun, noon-10:45pm

Nearby Subway Stops

E, M at Lexington Ave.-53rd St.

Prices

$10.95-$19.95

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • BYOB
  • Delivery
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • BYOB

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Delivery Area

40th St. to 72nd St., York Ave. to Fifth Ave.

Profile

Both the sushi and the setting are what draw area office workers out of their cubicles and into this quaint lunch-hour favorite. A sculpture of sake bottles greets patrons at the door, a clay-tile-topped sushi bar dominates the back, and a tank of swimming turtles entertains eyes from all corners of the room. In addition to maki and à la carte pieces that are a cut above the norm, there are twenty special rolls, including the Out of Control roll, stuffed with shrimp tempura, crab meat, and eel sauce. The age tofu—soft, fresh tofu squares with a delicate, deep-fried coating, served in a slightly sweet dashi soy sauce—is a light and interesting prelude to sushi or sashimi platters, but otherwise, it's best not to stray too far from the ocean. Many items, like udon noodles in a bland, underseasoned broth, reinforce just why the fish is the clear preference here.

Recommended Dishes

Age tofu, $5

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