Tucked into a small space above underground music club Drom, Takahachi is the place for high-quality, affordable sushi in Alphabet City, hence the wait for a table just about every night of the week. Despite its extensive fanbase, you’ll find it has a quiet, low-key feel. Not to mention, the service is always friendly and a dinner here (or at the TriBeCa location) won’t cost you half your paycheck. The pro-move is to grab a seat at the sushi bar and tell the chef what you're feeling. He'll even create off-menu rolls, like fried soft-shell crab and Albacore tuna, tailored to your preferences.