Sushi Azabu

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80 Good

First-rate secret sushi secluded in a Tribeca basement.

428 Greenwich St., New York, NY, 10013


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The lowdown

With its intimate, slightly hushed atmosphere, and quirky, subterranean speakeasy location, this Tribeca standby might just be as close as you’ll come in sushi-mad New York to the look and feel of a classic Tokyo (or Osaka, or Kyoto) sushi bar. The longtime, Michelin-approved chef, Tasuku Murakami, has lately been lured uptown to run the Major Food Group’s glitzy fusion surf-and-turf operation, the Lobster Club, but there are still four perfectly satisfying omakase options on the menu, although for the real Tokyo experience, we suggest you open your wallet, call for one of the fine house sakes, and order à la carte.

Adam Platt

What you need to know

DrinksFull Bar, Sake/Soju

Noise LevelCivilized