This is our favourite Sushi Restaurant in NYC. We've been here often for lunch - at least once a week when we are in NYC, and its always busy, you definitely need a reservation.
They have a weird policy of not allowing you to sit at the table until everyone has arrived, which means the entrance if always packed with people waiting for their friends.
No idea why they do this as I'm pretty sure they could sell a drink to at least half of the people whilst they are waiting, but hey, its not my restaurant.
If you can avoid the peak 12-1.30 lunch time getting a table shouldn't be a problem.
The service is very good, once seated. The quality of the sushi is excellent. We usually order the same deluxe platter as it gives a good assortment and comes with miso soup or salad. Its not a fancy tablecloths type place. It is more authentic Sushi like any you would fine in Tokyo.
Give this a try if you are in NYC, you won't be disappointed.
Hatsuhana 17E 48th New York 10017 Tel 212 355 3345
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