7 Sushi Spots In NYC Perfect For Leaving Your Culinary Comfort Zone

Let go of your neighborhood sushi spot once in a while and try something outside of the raw food lines - eat at one of these favored sushi spots in the city, most of which host a sampling menu or omakase. The chefs at these fine eateries are not only legends but cult figures in their own right. Many hail from Japan, others have long established followers in other states and countries. Save your usual order of sushi rolls or sashimi for the grocery store, and try top notch uni, exotic seaweed, and specialty tartar.

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