15 East

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85 Very Good

A modestly sized, starkly decorated sushi destination from chef Noriyuki Takahashi.

15 E. 15th St., New York, NY, 10003



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The lowdown

With its modest size and stark décor, 15 East feels like that rare and exotic thing: a traditional Japanese-run restaurant. The talented sushi chef is Noriyuki Takahashi, a purist who produces high-class, no-frills sushi in the classic style. There are no tricked-out maki rolls on his menu, and no newfangled sushi items containing Kobe beef. If you’re feeling flush, order the maket-price “tuna flight,” consisting of five different cuts and grades of fresh bluefin, which the gregarious Takahashi will illustrate for you with a special tuna chart.

What you need to know

Insider Tips Sushi can be ordered à la carte or as part of an omakase menu.

DrinksFull Bar

Noise LevelHushed