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 remarkably good for just being another neighborhood restaurant, but it sure ain’t cheap. You’d think with all the competition the place would try to at least make their prices lower, or trade in their horrible 1982 Arby’s tabletops for something a little more adult. Testament to this is the fact our party of nine had no problem getting a table at 8PM on a Saturday night with a reservation. Maybe they’re growing poppies in the back or something. [MF]

1482 2nd Ave.