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Masa, Midtown West

Time Warner Center, 4th Floor
10 Columbus Circle
Midtown West
New York City , New York
Tel: 212 823 9800's insider take:

Masa Takayama sold Ginza Sushiko, his Beverly Hills restaurant, to open this austere space. The tasting menu costs $400 before you take a sip of sake, but for fans, that's simply the price of perfection: Masa has been known to jet over to Japan to choose his impeccable fish. The question is: Does he have enough deep-pocketed devotees to fill the restaurant on a regular basis? There are only ten spots at the 27-foot-long sushi bar—the place to be if you want to see the maestro himself in action—and 16 more at the widely spaced tables, and yet rumors of empty seats are already circulating.

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