Don't get us wrong, when it comes to NYC sushi, Masa is great. And so is Yasuda. And Nakazawa. But, weirdly, there are, like, a LOT of other sushi places in NYC (weird, right?), and a LOT of also-great ones that don't get nearly the same kind of media love. These are those places, the 10 best under-the-radar sushi spots in NYC, all of which you won't find on ANY of the recent "best of" lists from NY Mag, Time Out, Eater, Gothamist, or Village Voice.
Good news for raw fish lovers -- while this subterranean Japanese restaurant is known for an exquisite kaiseki tasting that requires a strict reservation, the top-notch sushi and sashimi are offered a la carte at any time. The ingredients change frequently, but the quality never wavers (expect the freshest Hokkaido octopus or Tasmanian salmon trout, for example). Pressed sushi is another specialty, featuring firmly-packed rectangles of shiso and ginger-infused rice topped with buttery mackerel or soy-marinated salmon.