• Critics’ Pick
  • Tsukushi

  • Japanese/Sushi Omakase tasting, $40
  • 300 E. 41st St.
    New York, NY 10016
  • Neighborhood: Midtown East
  • Phone: 212- 599-8888
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This venue is closed. 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.
  • Hours

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

  • Prices

    Omakase tasting, $40

  • Payment

    American Express Discover MasterCard Visa

  • Special Features

    Dine at the Bar Take-Out Late-Night Dining

  • Alcohol

    Sake and Soju Full Bar

  • Reservations


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