From US$225 to US$400
Sushi Inoue
381 Lenox Ave., New York 10027 Route Planner
  • One MICHELIN Star : High quality cooking, worth a stop! Using top quality ingredients, dishes with distinct flavours are carefully prepared to a consistently high standard.
  • Good standard.

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  • Japanese
  • Sushi
  • Cosy
  • Intimate
  • Non-smoking retsaurant
  • Bring your own
  • Counter dining
  • Restaurant

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For truly outstanding sushi, head to the heart of Harlem, where Chef Shinichi Inoue presides over this discreet and unexpected temple to Japanese cuisine.Inside the small establishment, bamboo blinds obscuring the scene outside, combined with hushed and genuine hospitality produce a sense of calm and refinement. A majority of the fish utilized by the Nagasaki-born chef is sourced from Japan's Toyosu Market and makes for a stunning display behind the dark counter—arranged with washi placemats and sets of lacquered chopsticks. It is also here where a concise list of omakase options is prepared, but regardless of which you choose, these fillets are bound to impress.Chef Inoue is a third generation sushi master and his striking wood-engraved menu—which hangs above the entrance to the kitchen—is a treasured family heirloom. He personally looks after every detail of your meal, including the pickled ginger placed on your tray as well as the wasabi root that sparks most of the items on offer. This may usher in a host of expertly crafted nigiri, including such highlights as live octopus slices, gizzard shad, torched sea bass with citrus and sea salt, as well as luscious Santa Barbara uni. - MICHELIN guide inspectors


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