Sushi in Williamsburg
Could someone reccomend a restaurant in Williamsburg that has good sushi. I have been going to Samurai which is good but looking for a little more atmosphere... I know there is another sushi place right on that block too that I never tried... also open to seafood restaurant in general beyond Marlowe...
Both places are really pretty awful. There is no good sushi in Williamsburg, and, in fact, very little good sushi anywhere in the outer boroughs (the only really decent one I know of is Taro in Park Slope). Fortunately, W-Burg is very close to Manhattan, and therefore to good sushi and other Japanese food.
miyako (on the corner of 6th and berry) is quite good. i've been going there for years and think that for the price, its some of the better quality you will find in the city.
I'll admit that I would have never thought to order sushi at Miyako. I always thought of them as a just kinda OK Korean Japanese-style noodle joint. Maybe I'll try it next time I'm there, although I am always a bit leery about non-Japanese sushi places.
Stay away. Stay very away. I have never had a single good thing to say about any of the places in Williamsburg that serve any sort of raw or barely cooked fish in a Japanese style. I can second Taro in the N. Slope. Blue Ribbon used to be good, but the last trip we made there, we paid dearly, and were disgusted. We will never go back. L Train to the city for Sushi Sen Nin, just reopened in the E. 30'S. If there was such a thing as bargain sushi, this place beats all others, and any expectations for high end raw fish, without the frills, and without the bank acct.-draining bill.
Miyako is good for the price.
If you're looking for some style as well, Bozu (grand street) and Planet Thailand (yes they do also serve sushi) are the options. Bozu doesn't have the full on standard sushi menu... opting for slightly more creative take which sushi purists will likely not be too happy with. But it's my go to place for a nice sushi night out in the burg.
None of the above are going to rank with the best places in the manhattan, but hell, it's billburg.
Dressler and Diner near Marlowe are also great for seafood. Sweetwater has generally been good for that, but recent experiences (since a chef change?) have dissappointed.
miyako? seriously? it makes me sick that they would make a inari where they put the tofu skin INSIDE A ROLL instead of the usual rice stuffed in the tofu skin! i guess this doesn't necessarily mean they don't have edible sushi... i haven't tried samurai but wasabi on bedford was pretty lame. it's probably good as the refrigerated sushi they sell at sunac, except twice the cost.
just take the L to the east village for good sushi.