In order to properly experience a real sushi omakase, one must sit at a counter, in front of a chef, and savor each piece of sushi one by one as each is prepared. But all traditional sushi meals came to an abrupt halt last week when Governor Andrew Cuomo ordered local restaurants and bars to cease in-house dining. Since then, hospitality operators have scrambled to find solutions -- for some that has meant turning out the lights. For others, it meant a swift and uncertain dive into food delivery and takeout.
Right now more than ever, local restaurants need diners’ help. Especially sushi haunts whose bread and butter, or rather rice and fish, is counter-style dining.
High-end sushi chefs throughout the city are finding ways to deliver that omakase experience to customers at home via sashimi plates, chirashi bowls, and set sushi meals.
For those who have been saving up for a blow-out omakase experience, or anyone simply craving a piece of buttery toro, now is the time to have that same top-quality fish delivered, at a fraction of the price. Below, here are the best options for luxe sushi in New York right now: