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Tsukushi

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300 E. 41st St., New York, NY 10016 40.749136 -73.97268
nr. Second Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212- 599-8888 Send to Phone

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

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Hours

Mon-Fri, 6pm-2:30am; Sat, 6pm-midnight; Sun, closed

Nearby Subway Stops

4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.

Prices

Omakase tasting, $40

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Dine at the Bar
  • Late-Night Dining
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Sake and Soju
  • Full Bar

Reservations

Recommended

Profile

With its subtle façade and discreet black door, Tsukushi could almost be mistaken for a twenties speakeasy. Enter the hushed dining room, however, and the scene more closely resembles an early-nineties rec room in suburbia, complete with wood-paneled walls, pink carpeting, and a familiar-looking wall unit. Diners—including many New York–based Japanese chefs, charmed by Tsukuski chef Norihiko Manabe’s home-style cooking—perch at the tall bar or one of the blond wooden tables. The all-omakase menu changes nightly, though a characteristically vegetable- and seafood-heavy meal might begin with a chilled saucer of savory eggplant segments topped with a ground potato paste, followed up with choice sashimi cuts or fluke and sweet shrimp, or a buttery piece of miso-baked cod. The fixed menu can be supplemented with larger dishes like ramen or fried rice, but after five or six of these enchanting courses, more hardly feels necessary.

For Safe Keeping

Didn’t finish off that bottle of shochu with your meal? Tsukushi will label it with your name and stash it behind the bar for next time.

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