2. Sushi Azabu

Sushi Azabu, a Michelin-starred basement sushi bar tucked in the quiet folds of Tribeca offers some of the most authentic Japanese sushi in all of New York. The fish used in Azabu’s seafood platters is shipped from Japan, then sliced and diced into traditional dishes like Shime saba and Tekka Maki.

Sushi Azabu’s cool, subterranean ambiance paired with traditional sushi creates an dining experience unlike anywhere else in the city.

Address: 428 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

1. Hakubai

This hidden restaurant located within The Kitano Hotel in Murray Hill offers a unique menu of authentic Kaiseki cuisine. Kaiseki food, a variety of Japanese cuisine, comes from the practices of Zen Buddhism and the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Along with fresh sushi and sashimi, guests can enjoy a variety of unique dishes.

Guests can visit the main dining room, or reserve a privately-booked Tatami room where meals are enjoyed on rice straw mats without shoes. The food is served on an elegant collection of porcelain, potter, and lacquer dishware at specifically timed intervals throughout the day.

Address: 66 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016

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