Mon-Thu, noon-2:30pm and 5:30pm-10:30pm; Fri, noon-2:30pm and 5:30pm-11pm; Sat, 5:30pm-11pm; Sun, 5pm-10pm
1 at Canal St.; A, C, E at Canal St.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
To eat here, patrons must ask to be seated in the basement sushi “speakeasy” that lies beneath the unassuming Italian American Greenwich Grill. Downstairs, the tomato-red walls and garlicky aroma are replaced with a bamboo ceiling and pebbled flooring surrounding an 8-seat sushi bar and three banquettes downstairs. But the best kept secret of this hideaway lies in its exciting list of lesser-known fish, like tender, light Pacific Saury; firm, slightly chewy pencil fish; and meaty silver beltfish. Diners are also treated to high-grade samples of more common offerings, like tuna and fluke. There’s an equally talented kitchen behind-the-scenes, preparing dishes such as hearty, miso-marinated black cod and juicy Wagyu beef tataki.Recommended Dishes
Grilled black cod, $12; nigiri sushi, $3-$11 per piece