Sun-Thu, noon-11pm; Fri-Sat, noon-midnight
1, 2, 3 at 96th St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
60th St. to 180th St., Central Park West to Riverside Dr.
This Asian eatery—decorated with colorful Buddha paintings, dark wood tables, and chocolate leather banquettes—sets itself apart for its diverse menu of delectable, seafood-oriented offerings, premium cocktails, and an affordable sake list. Though a few sauce-heavy, predictable Chinese- and Thai-influenced plates, like pad Thai and roast duck, are available, it’s the pared-down Japanese dishes that are the most toothsome. Flavorful starters include tasty hamachi kama, grilled yellowtail drizzled with ponzu sauce; a citrusy octopus ceviche; and a refreshing, oversize seaweed salad. Sushi selections are excellent, if overwhelming; there are over 45 rolls to choose from, including a must-try tuna roll with avocado and pungent, neon-green wasabi tobiko.Recommended Dishes
Wasabi roll, $13; hamachi kama, $10