Japanese Cuisine in New York

Japanese dining in general is very efficient and minimalistic. If you are intimidated by raw fish, don't be! All is explained in our sushi guide.

For a listing of 80+ Sushi restaurants in New York City, visit http://www.sushi.to/rest/na_usa_newyork_newyorkcity.htm.

Try any of these recommended restaurants:

Avenue A ($18-$35) 103 Avenue A (btw. 6th Ave. & 7th Ave.), 982-8109 M-Su 5pm-2am Disco sushi mobbed with pre-nightclubbers.

Benihana of Tokyo ($30 avg.) 120 E. 56th St. (btw. Park Ave & Lexington Ave.), 593-1627 M-Th 12pm-11pm, F 12pm-11:30pm, Sa 1pm-11:30pm, Su 1pm-10pm

Blue Ribbon Sushi ($35 & under) 119 Sullivan St. (btw. Prince St. & Spring St.), 343-0404 T-Su 4pm-2am

Fujiyama Mama ($30 avg.) 467 Columbus Ave. (btw. 82nd St. & 83rd St.), 769-1144 Su-Th 6pm-12am, F & Sa 6pm-1am Reservations recommended.

Inagiku Waldorf-Astoria, 111 East 49th Street, (212) 355-0440 Monday-Friday from Noon to 2:00 p.m. and Daily from 5:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. Inagiku was midtown Manhattan's first Japanese fine dining establishment. Reservations recommended.

Japonica ($31 avg.) 100 University Pl. (@12th St.), 243-7752 Su-Th 12pm-10pm, F & Sa 12pm-11pm

Kang Suh Restaurant ($16.95 & under) 1250 Broadway (@ 32nd St.), 564-6845 M-Su 24hrs Along with its full bar, this popular establishment sports tables equipped with BBQ grills built into the center.