For anyone residing in New York that had watched cult sushi documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi, hearing of Sushi Nakazawa's Manhattan debut was a godsend. Chef Daisuke Nakazawa, who appeared in the film while working as an apprentice (for many years) under now legendary sushi master Jiro Ono, had been living in Seattle, until Bronx restauranteur Alessandro Borgognone picked him up and dropped him off in New York's West Village. At first, tables were tough to come by, and bar seats needed to be reserved a month in advance (for those lucky enough to nab one). But, four months in, when Times critic Pete Wells dropped a full four stars on the place— well, good luck scoring a seat. Ever. And that's how it has continued up until now. So, how perfect is Sushi Nakazawa's nigiri? Eater's Kat Odell scores a bar seat to find out. And just for the record, the tamagoyaki is on point.
Sushi chef Daisuke Nakazawa of Sushi Nakazawa serves some of Manhattan's most perfect fish.
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