Ichimura at Brushstroke

In keeping with Japanese tradition, Ichimura at Brushstroke is tiny, hard-to-spot, and jewel-like in both ambiance and quality. The soft-spoken Mr. Ichimura, who started as a dishwasher in an uptown sushi joint 42 years ago, serves up some of the best fish to be had in NYC, and utilizes ages-old Japanese cooking techniques that you’d be hard pressed to find elsewhere. This quietly opened, new spot is a secret little nook within Brushstroke now, but you can bet it won’t be long ‘til the reservation book is filled for months. $150 sashimi and sushi omakase.