Posted on Jul 27 2015 - 11:26am by weeatnewyork@gmail.com
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One of the top Japanese restaurants in New York we were dying to try is 15 East. 15 East opened in 2006 by Chef Masato “Masa” Shimizu, with Marco Moreira and Joann Makovitzky. It received a Michelin star in 2014, and our expectations were high, specially since we had been salivating for sushi. We have already learned, however, that satisfaction = performance...

Continuing our Top 5 series, here are our preferred Japanese restaurants that focus mainly on dishes. They obviously have sushi as well, but it’s not restrictively that. 1) Morimoto Morimoto is my fiancee’s favorite restaurant in New York. That says a lot. I owe it a full review. We’ve been there several times and it was where I first met his family. So the restaurant has history… We particularly love the toro tartare, the tuna pizza, the oyster foie gras (what’s not to like, right), the duck, duck, duck (that’s...

Our summer quest for the perfect oyster continued at Sel Rrose. Sel Rrose is an oyster bar (obviously) in the Lower East Side (almost Chinatown), which also specializes in craft cocktails. It’s named after Rrose Sélavy, the feminine alter ego of artist Marcel Duchamp. The restaurant has an awesome atmosphere, with brick walls and a beautiful bar. Some of the...

This is a difficult post to write. We LOOOVE Japanese restaurants, and eat sushi at least every two weeks (sometimes every week). We rarely go to the same restaurant twice and often look to try new restaurants, but Japanese restaurants are the exception. There are a few we go often, and some we wish we could go more often (unfortunately the pricey omakase menu often don’t let us). I will follow up with a post of Top 5 Japanese restaurants that are a little cheaper and don’t necessarily have to order the omakase menu, but for...