New York City , New York
Tel: 212 972 1001
Concierge.com's insider take:
Sushi Yasuda is one of New York's top destinations for raw fish as unadulterated edible art. Floors, walls, and ceilings of blond bamboo planks make up this Zen aerie, two blocks from the UN in Midtown's Little Tokyo. The best seats are at the matching blond bar where sushi master Naomichi Yasuda and his cohorts work their magic, depositing pristine bite-size morsels on banana leaves rather than plates. The enormous selection of fishwith nearly three dozen species, it's among New York's most comprehensiveincludes the sweetest eel, the most bracing oysters, the silkiest hamachi, and the fattiest wild salmon and toro. Though you can easily blow a bundle ordering your fish à la carte (the preferred purist option if money's no object), with platters starting at around $20, a visit to Yasuda need not break the bank.
Open Mondays through Fridays noon to 10:15 pm, Saturdays 6 to 10:15 pm.