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The East Forties are dotted with clubby little Japanese sushiyas like this one, seemingly transplanted from the Land of the Rising Sun. Restaurant SEO’s long, blond-wood sushi bar hosts Japanese “salarimen” sporting crisp white shirts and deep, swaggering voices. The 26-seat dining room exudes Nipponese rustic elegance, with a Zen rock garden on view and grass-flecked rough gray walls that resemble handmade rice paper. Parties of Japanese execs, male and female, chatter alongside perhaps one table of
SEO’s specialty Inaniwa udon noodles have been handmade since the 1600s in the northern Japanese prefecture of Akita, home of the famed guard dogs. Crunchy outside and tender within, the noodles can be enjoyed hot or cold but are spotlighted in the restaurant’s stellar “warm broth.”Recommended Dishes
Inaniwa udon noodles with warm broth, $12; sushi assortment, $25
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