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Mira Sushi & Izakaya
Mon-Thurs: 11:30am-2pm, 4pm-10pm; Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm, 4pm-11:30pm; Sat: 12pm-3:30pm, 5pm-11:30pm; Sun: closed.
Nearby Subway Stops
N, R at 23rd St.
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- Sake and Soju
- Full Bar
14th St. to 34th St., Park Ave. South to Ninth Ave.
The pink backlight at the bar and corner flat-screen set a convivial tone at this modern izakaya. Though the casual atmosphere extends to a dining area decked with Japanese pop art, you’ll want to take up at one of the raised tables by the bar. At Mira, Japanese fare is loosened up to accommodate pan-Asian flavors and a little Western sway, so a drink (or three) is definitely in order. Most of the food here is shareable, in case your group decides to alternate punch-packing bites with sips from a sake or soju sampler (which are fantastic). Start with the salmon poke—spoonfuls of sashimi and avocado sprinkled with togarashi and tempura flakes. Similarly light yet complex is the must-order tuna pizza, offering crunch, kick, and the extra umami of bonito flakes. Meat dishes also deliver on spark and savor, such as honey-yuzu wings and lean-but-juicy kobe beef that sizzles on a block of hot stone. You can’t miss the inventive sushi, either; go for the crisp Vietnamese-inspired Ninja Roll, or the smoky-sweet Magic Dragon Roll with eel and shrimp. They’re filling, too, so if you started with the $4 beers during happy hour, they’ll definitely hit the spot.Recommended Dishes
Spicy tuna pizza, $11; honey yuzu chicken wings, $7.
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