Make your way down down an alley, ring the doorbell, and be escorted past a sliding door to arrive at this dark and moody dining room from Chef Kunihide Nakajima. Rather than pops of color, the aesthetic is decidedly stark, black, and tan. Slate floors echo with the sushi master's bamboo sandals, as he glides behind the illuminated counter. Antique cups and bowls on floating shelves behind ease diners into a thoughtful meal with top product and strong technique. Kick off with a few starters, including sashimi; then pivot to delicate sushi like a sliver of mackerel, rich, flaky sea bass, or warm eel brushed with sweet soy.
There is a strong focus on the beverage program, with a cocktail tasting (try the smoky Bowery) as well as a whiskey and sake selection.