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Tsushima

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141 E. 47th St., #A, New York, NY 10017 40.75446 -73.973258
nr. Lexington Ave.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
212-207-1938 Send to Phone

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

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    8 out of 10

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Hours

Mon-Fri, 11:30am-2:30pm and 5:30-10pm;Sat, 5:30-10pm; Sun, 4pm-9pm

Nearby Subway Stops

6 at 51st St.; 4, 5, 6, 7, S at Grand Central-42nd St.

Prices

$23-$40

Payment Methods

American Express, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Lunch
  • Private Dining/Party Space
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • Beer and Wine Only
  • Sake and Soju

Reservations

Accepted/Not Necessary

Profile

From the sidewalk, this unassuming Japanese eatery looks like any other sushi joint in Midtown, but inside, with a sleek interior, undulating ceiling, and seasonal menu, Tsushima proves to be a sharp cut above. Traditional Edomae-style sushi is featured here, instead of the showy, super-sized Japanese-fusion rolls common to similar establishments, with prime selections of fresh fish that showcase the sushi chef’s knife skills. Ordering omakase is an ideal way to appreciate the chef’s artfulness and take the guesswork out of ordering, but plenty of a la carte options invite exploration, including a meltingly savory toro nigiri, and dense, flavorful yellowtail sashimi, along with seasonable delicacies like octopus, abalone, and sea urchin. Cooked entrees feature tender chicken teriyaki and a lightly battered vegetable tempura that delivers the right amount of tasty, flash-fried crunch.

Recommended Dishes

Toro nigiri, $10/pc; eel and avocado roll, $7

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