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Sushi Zen

108 W. 44th St., New York, NY 10036 40.756201 -73.983407
nr. Sixth Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-302-0707 Send to Phone

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

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Official Website

sushizen-ny.com

Nearby Subway Stops

B, D, F, M at 42nd St.-Bryant Park

Prices

$36-$65

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Business Lunch
  • Dine at the Bar
  • Lunch
  • Open Kitchens / Watch the Chef
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Prix-Fixe
  • Romantic
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

This venue is closed.

Raw-fish aficionados use a variety of litmus tests to judge the quality of a sushi restaurant. How many types of toro are offered? Will the chef inform you if the sea urchin is not up to par? Is the wasabi fresh or from a tube? Add to that questionnaire a new query: What can they do with a pile of mushrooms? At Sushi Zen, a two-decade-plus veteran of Manhattan's sushi scene, the answer is "magic." The platter of maitake, enoki, and other, rarer fungi sit there right on the sushi bar, almost lost in the hushed, bamboo-arched room. Just indicate your interest, and an attentive fish carver—an expert, it should be noted, in the artful arrangement of salmon slabs, jack mackerel, sweet uni, and marinated oysters—will slice off some 'shrooms, wrap them in foil with slivers of dried chili, and toss 'em in the oven. They emerge woody, buttery, with an edge of heat—proof that there's more to a top-notch sushi joint—a category in which Sushi Zen uncategorically belongs—than just real crabmeat in the California rolls.

Omakase

Available only at dinner, and only at the sushi bar, the multi-course,  full chef's-choice omakase starts at around $65

Recommended Dishes

Omakase sushi/sashimi assortment, $98

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