delicious, affordable sushi?
I'm a sushi monster and have found a lot of places I love, but I'm looking for somewhere new. Any suggestions? (Some of my favorites to date are Go in St. Mark's and Marumi on Laguardia--real, classy, and you can get in and out without losing your entire wallet.)
Not sure what your range (geography-wise) is, but I have become a big fan of Sushi Yama, at 268 Prospect Park West (not to be confused with nearby Sushi Yu), in Windsor Terrace. I was skeptical at first given that it often seemed quiet and is not Japanese-owned, but Sonny hires good chefs and the fish has been consistently excellent (one night the saba tasted a little old, but not severely so, and other nights it has been great). They often don't have certain things in stock, I suspect due to low demand, but especially given their prices, it's my new sushi default.
I like going to East for conveyer belt sushi. Mondays they have discounted tuna and discounted salmon on Tues. It's also fun to watch the sushi go by on the belt.
East Japanese Restaurant
366 3rd Ave
Btwn 26th & 27th St
My guilty pleasure (incredibly guilty) is Chikurin. The original is at 1105 Quentin Road in Brooklyn, but there are others.
I eat at Yasuda and Ushi Wakamaru and Taro... and yet I still eat at this place! It's just so damn tasty! I love their spicy tuna rolls and their Wasabi Roll with sweet shrimp, tamago and wasabi tobiko. And their Rock N Roll with salmon skin, eel and tamago... It's incredibly cheap and yet it's not offputting in its quality. As I've said, I quite enjoy it.
Check out Funayama on Greenwich in the W Village. AYCE on M-Th (don't cringe!): you order everything off a paper slip, incl. a variety of rolls (reg., inside-out, handrolls). Best eel I've had anywhere! It'sonly about $23, and the fish is fresh and tasty.Don't miss the scallops either.