Top choice japanese in Brooklyn: Williamsburg, Greenpoint & Bushwick

A temple of refined Japanese cuisine, Zenkichi presents beautifully prepared dishes in an atmospheric setting that has wowed foodies from far and wide. The recommendation here is the omakase, a seasonal eight-course tasting menu featuring highlights like salmon marinated and cured with shiso and basil and topped with caviar, or roasted Hudson Valley duck breast with seasonal vegetables.

The experience starts just inside the unmarked door, where you'll be led past bamboo- and pebble-lined pathways lit by lanterns to a private booth enclosed by bamboo curtains. The buzzer on the table summons the server, who can expertly guide you through the menu. Given the atmosphere, it's a favorite on date night.