Big news, guys: I've got a new restaurant that I'm going to be talking about all the time. Sushi Yasuda on 43rd Street. I'd read plenty saying it was the best sushi in the city short of Masa and tonight I finally went with my brother-in-law, Cory. From the moment I stepped inside--or perhaps half a second earlier than that--I knew I liked it. Impeccable service plus a great space plus the best sushi I've ever had plus a rather agreeable price equals I will be back. Soon.
We sat at the bar where the chefs were friendly and helpful. This is how I ordered:
This is what I ate:
Fluke and Tuna.
Rainbow Trout (from Idaho!) and Salmon.
Pompano and Triple Tail.
Orange Clam Himo and Bonito.
Squid and Shrimp.
Egg Custard and Uni.
Spanish Mackerel maki.
Everything was the best I'd ever had, but the standouts were the fluke, the bonito, the squid, the uni (that's sea urchin, it was absolutely amazing, melted almost instantly upon my putting it in my mouth), and my Spanish mackerel roll. 12 pieces, 1/2 a roll, $36. Ridiculous.
Okay guys, only one more Return of the Eating to go: an exciting surprise of a meal from earlier in the week. Tomorrow.