I was shushed on the LIRR today.
When friends ask for advice on where to get good, cheap sushi, I reply by asking them where to find a good, cheap house on the water in East Hampton. Catch my drift? Good sushi is expensive sushi. Most of the time.
Then we have the curious case of Chez Sardine, the only low-to-mid-range sushi joint in Manhattan I’d frequent on any type of regular basis. I awarded the restaurant a solid two-stars in my Bloomberg News column this week. Sardine doesn’t reach the epic highs of the original Sushi of Gari or 15 East, but it’s definitely your effective replacement for, say, sushi at Blue Ribbon on Columbus Circle.
Now here’s what’s interesting: Sardine doesn’t do omakase — not yet at least.
This is one of my favorite Tumblrs ever. Every sushi eating New Yorker (that’s almost all of us here, right?) should read this post.