O Ya

Top choice sushi in Midtown

With the cheapest nigiri pairs at close to $15, this is not a spot you'll come to every day. But if you're looking for a special night out and sushi's in the game plan, come here for exquisite flavors, fish so tender it melts like butter on the tongue, and preparations so artful you almost apologize for eating them.

If you've got the cash, the omakase (chef's choice) option is worthy of even the finest Japanophiles. As in Japan, here the cuts are small, bite-sized, designed to be eaten in one mouthful…by hand, not chopsticks, to be truly traditional. Service is impeccable – warm, cheerful, professional, and you'll come away feeling dazzled, wondering how long you can go without finding a reason to come back.