Kura Sushi  doesn’t have a star publicist. It doesn’t have an Instagram and it doesn’t even have a sign marking where it is. It just has an incredible omakase.

Kura Sushi is just off of St. Mark’s Place and you have to know the exact address or else you will walk right by the unmarked door. Once you go in, the vibe is casual and friendly but unmistakably serious. You are here for the sushi. Order one of two omakase menus and sit back to watch the skilled sushi chefs serve you piece after piece of the most delectable sushi this side of Tokyo. If you are looking for California rolls or cream cheese-ikura pizza, this isn’t the place for you. If you want some seriously fresh fish, perfectly sticky-sweet sushi rice, and a vast sake menu – come right in and settle down.

Kura Sushi Standouts

Fluke – Cool and clean with the zing of lemony, spicy yuzu underneath the fish.

kura sushi fluke

Eel – No need to hide eel this succulent, soft, and buttery beneath a shellac of sugary sauce. This eel stands for itself and it’s phenomenal.

Kura Sushi  eel

Kura Sushi Uni – Simple, clean and creamy. This is uni for uni lovers. It’s brushed with soy and served on room temperature rice and crispy nori. Cold, warm, salty, sweet, crunchy, soft. Beautiful synthesis of flavors and textures.

kura Sushi  uni

Miso soup – the sleeper hit of the meal. This isn’t at all the perfunctory bowl of powdered broth you get at most sushi counters. It’s gentle and deep, with an intense umami taste and no salty or bitter edge. There are tender, sweet clams and soft tofu. I would order this on its own if I could.

kura Sushi miso

Mochi with sweet soy glaze – sweet meets savory in this oddly addictive dessert. Chewy, sticky rice balls in a sweet and salty teriyaki-esque glaze that round out a light but indulgent meal.

kura Sushi mochi

Kura Sushi is first rate at a price point that could be seen as a bargain in the world of high end sushi. Three price points, excellent service, a large sake list, including by-the-glass choices, and sushi that will rock your world. Reservations are highly recommended and though there is a table for larger groups, you want to sit at the bar. After all, that’s where all of the sushi action is.

Kura Sushi  – Google+ Page
130 St. Marks Place, New York, NY

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