Japanese

Yummy Sishi

Yummy Sushi

Is there such a word as “nugglets?” I only ask because that’s what Yummy Sushi’s chicken teriyaki elicited from my skewed sense of culinary crockery….

Yoshinoya

Yoshinoya

[CLOSED] Now the Japanese are sending us their fast food crap. Yes, this is the McDonald’s of the land of the rising sun. Using all…

West Side Sushi

West Side Sushi

[CLOSED] First, this place needs to clean the bird shit off of its awning. There’s nothing that primes the ole stomach for a meal like…

Teriyaki Boy (Carnegie Hill)

Teriyaki Boy (Carnegie Hill)

[CLOSED] Trite Japanese chain eatery serving “day old McSushi” at McD’s prices. Fans say the chicken teriyaki is “edible” but the kitchen “looks like a…

Tenzan

Tenzan

Eating on the second floor in Manhattan is always a little disconcerting. It’s as if one of your buddies converted his one bedroom into a…

SushiSamba

SushiSamba

Apparently this place used to be “hot” at some point. Hell, I know so little about what’s hot that it could still be “hot” now,…

Sushi Hana

Sushi Hana

[CLOSED] Designed to look like a quaint Japanese dojo or something, we actually saw a crazed, drunken man dressed in fatigues staring in the window…

Sushi Generation

Sushi Generation

[CLOSED] It takes years of eating sushi before you start to realize the difference between excellent sushi, good sushi, mediocre sushi and bad sushi. The…

Soba Nippon

Soba Nippon

There was a time when my sushi consumption consisted of Teriyaki Boy and trips out to L.A. to visit my folks. Anything more than the $4.99…

Shiki

Shiki

[CLOSED] Japanese cuisine for the discerning Upper East Sider. Using the “open a restaurant in the UES and people will come” technique, Shiki opened out…

Sawa BBQ

Sawa BBQ

[CLOSED] There are certainly some weird “fusion” places out there, but this is amongst the strangest. Actually fusion isn’t the correct word at all, as…

Pinocchio III

Pinocchio III

I cannot tell a lie: I think this biatch is closed. Good, they shouldn’t have been sticking their nose into the crap, take-out sushi business…

Ono

Ono

[CLOSED] Ono is apparently Japanese for “eh.” Or perhaps it’s Meatpacking District lingo for “style over substance.” Quite honestly I was too busy looking around…

Oikawa

Oikawa

[CLOSED] How can a Japanese restaurant in the middle of midtown do no lunch business? Ask the slow-asses at Oikawa, who are less interested in…

Nobu

Nobu

[CLOSED at this location] “Sushi so soft you’d want to spread it on a roll — if there were any,” says one happy carb starved…

Momo Sushi

Momo Sushi

[CLOSED] Isn’t Momo the name of a mime or a chimp or something? Maybe I’m thinking of Coco, but either way the name doesn’t exactly…

Midori Sushi

Midori Sushi

[CLOSED] The old adage “don’t judge a book by its cover” certainly holds true at this midtown sushi establishment. Unfortunately, this place is pretty nice…

Korjan

Korjan

[CLOSED] It’s Japanese. It’s Korean. It’s both, yet the Korean gets completely short-changed on the awning. It’s a shame folks walking by won’t know that…

Kion Dining Lounge

Kión Dining Lounge

[CLOSED] No, but seriously, what the fuck is going on here? A small group of us stopped in here towards the end of the night…

Kan Pai

[CLOSED] Japanese restaurants in the 70’s on the UES are more numerous than mustaches at a Bills game. Although the sushi at Kan Pai is…

Isohama

Isohama Japanese Restaurant

Somewhere between non-descript UES Japanese restaurants and obsession lies Isohama. Meaning, of course, that people obsessed with sushi might find this place palatable, but not…