MICHELIN Guide 2019


  • Queens
  • Over 75 USD
  • Japanese
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Chef Mark Garcia isn’t your typical chef. This Chicago-born itamae definitely has his own ideas about sushi; thus the name, which translates to “outsider.” Alas, Queens needs Garcia and his eats, so he’s definitely "in." Displaying a deft hand with garnishes like sweet Fuji apples, smoky, spicy roasted banana peppers and mushrooms brushed with chive butter, the chef’s approach is definitely inventive. Yet, the food never feels contrived and his respect for fish (flown in four times a week from Japan’s Tsukiji market) is unwavering. Reservations are a must, as there are just nine counter seats and a sprinkle of tables in the back. Typically packed with locals, expect commuters from other boroughs to snag in-demand seats as this kitchen's reputation grows.


The Plate • Fresh ingredients, carefully prepared: a good meal


Quite comfortable


Over 75 USD

  • Ä New establishment in the guide
  • E Establishment totally or partly reserved for non-smokers


+1 929-328-2890
Opening hours
Dinner nightly

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