8. Sushisamba

Made famous through its appearances on Sex and the City, Sushisamba closed its iconic West Village location in December. Although it originally opened in Gramercy Park, it eventually move to its West Village location and has since become a global brand with five locations worldwide.

Aside from its history with television cameos, the Brazilian, Peruvian, and Japanese sushi bar, which served tropical cocktails and fusion dishes, became a popular dining destination due to its unique, whimsical decor, loud music and party-like ambiance. In the future, Sushisamba hopes to return to its hometown and open another New York City location sometime in the future.