Mon-Thu, noon-3:30pm and 5:30pm-10:30pm; Fri, noon-3:30pm and 5:30pm-11:30pm; Sat, 3pm-11:30pm; Sun, 3pm-10pm
2, 3, 4, 5, A, C, J, Z at Fulton St.
American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Battery Pl. to Park Row, FDR Dr. to Broadway
Hopefully the rest of the South Street Seaport area will take a cue from this sushi joint, a bright alternative to the neighborhood's usual dim-lit after-work sports dives and frozen-in-the-'90s wine bars attracting Wall Streeters. The crowd in this spot, styled with spartan latticework of glass and steel, is a far cry from suits as well; it’s a wide cross-section of New Yorkers who flock for the dramatic cobblestone view of the Brooklyn Bridge nearby. The sushi's fine, if not exotic, with luscious standards like fatty-tuna rolls, and specialties obviously geared toward the American palate, like the sakura roll, a hefty shrimp-tempura roll dredged in panko and topped with flying-fish roe and spicy tuna—overkill in less deft hands but a pleasing contrast of textures and tastes here. The hot-rock dishes are a misfire, with inferior, unevenly hot stones, stingy portions, and a salty dipping sauce that seems like an afterthought. But service this attentive quickly banishes the urge to complain.Omakase
Available from $49 up to $185.Recommended Dishes
Fatty tuna roll, MP; sakura roll, $14