You can jazz up raw fish as much as you want, but if it isn't fresh, it'll end up getting run out of town, or at the very least thrown out of the house by Uncle Phil. Man, if he won't eat it, nobody will! For edibles from the fresh princes of omakase, check out Neta.
There's a minimalist air to Neta in the West Village, which makes it all the easier to focus on the impeccable fresh flavors. Neta, which literally translates to "the fresh ingredients of sushi," is run by two former head chefs at New York sushi megahouse Masa -- and you can taste their experience (as well as see it in the prices). Daily omakase menus -- plates picked by the chef and eaten at a counter overlooking his work station -- are the ultimate indulgence. Otherwise, a la carte options will do: be it any of the small plates, a full sushi selection, or playful desserts like bay leaf-infused creme brûlée.