Japanese cuisine for the discerning Upper East Sider. Using the “open a restaurant in the UES and people will come” technique, Shiki opened out of nowhere and has gone exactly there. The restaurant averages about six people a night, and it’s a shame, as the decor is better than 99% of the places in the neighborhood and the fish is fresh as any around — yet the less than cheap prices may scare away the college crowd. [MF]

1564 3rd Ave.