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83 Very Good

Quality and cost make Norihiro Ishizuka’s sushi joint a favorite in an omakase-addled town.

130 St. Marks Pl., New York, NY, 10009


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The lowdown

Norihiro Ishizuka’s snug little operation on the western edge of Tompkins Square Park is a throwback to the peaceful, relatively democratic, not-so-distant days before $300 menus and packs of verbose, Billions–watching sushi bros invaded the upper echelons of the city’s sushi scene. The atmosphere is cheerful and unhurried, the menu is nicely sourced (sea scallops tipped with yuzu, silvery slices of jack fish and sardines, four different grades of tuna), and it’s one of the last neighborly-feeling sushi establishments where the prices aren’t officially insane.

Adam Platt

What you need to know

Insider Tips Try all four grades of toro.

Recommended Dishes“O-toro” nigiri; “chu-toro” maki.

DrinksBeer, Sake/Soju

Noise LevelHushed