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135 First Ave., New York, NY 10003 40.727765 -73.985214
at St. Marks Pl.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-228-5135 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
  • Price Range: $$

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Nearby Subway Stops

6 at Astor Pl.; L at First Ave.

Special Features

  • Take-Out


  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju


This venue is closed.

In a neighborhood overflowing with sushi bars, Cotan stands out for its high quality and reasonable prices. The small space is painted a soothing leaf green, which lends a cozy, uplifting air. Behind the sushi bar, you’ll hear Japanese spoken, an authenticity that translates in the not-too-tightly rolled maki, with pillowy room-temperature rice. Fish is cool and fresh, and a bargain if you opt for any of the numerous sushi or sashimi platters. The best bargain of all is the dinner platter, served with panko-fried fish and shrimp, a tuna-avocado salad, miso soup, rice, and your choice of entrée (sushi, sashimi, salmon or chicken teriyaki), plus half a sushi roll. Sushi fiends who satisfy their cravings via fancy rolls with words like “volcano” in the name may favor other haunts, but those who like their fish straightforward and fresh will feel at home here.