When I visited: September 2019
Location: New York (Greenwich Village area)
Rating in the Michelin Guide: 1 star
Team: Daisuke Nakazawa (Chef); Masaru Sekiguchi (Executive Chef)
What to wear: Men – jeans or nice trousers and a shirt; women – jeans and a smart top or a smart dress
Ambience: Sleek, cool, intimate
Course of the meal: Fatty tuna nigiri (otoro)
If I could change one thing: Price (but understandable given the quality of the ingredients)
I visited Sushi Nakazawa for a lunch, and really enjoyed the very high quality of nigiri and the fun, sleek, cool ambience. The chef and waiter were very concerned to make sure everything was to our liking, including taking into account our preferences for more or less wasabi, and there was a lot of attention to detail.
We sat at the bar (there is also a private dining room, but it is fun to sit at the bar and see the sushi being prepared in front of you) and had the omikaze menu (the only choice), with a light Junmai Daijingo bottle of sake. Most of the menu was made up of different pieces of nigiri – salmon, snapper, scallop, different grades of fatty tuna, eel, and prawn – and it ended with desserts of a very light Japanese egg cake, and three mocha (lychee, passionfruit, and mango) with a matcha green tea.
If you are in New York and are a sushi fan, I would definitely make a reservation here.