Restaurant Week Sushi

Ok guys, Restaurant Week is going on for another three days, so take advantage, these awesome deals don’t come back around until the winter time! I had so many reservations this year (and I still have two to go). I always dine with my readers in mind, so this time I was seeking out Sushi restaurants that participated, and had great food to offer.


Suzuki is located in Midtown. It’s an Izakaya type of restaurant (Izakaya means it’s a restaurant that serves small plates alongside cocktails, kind of like Happy Hour), that’s sisters with Satsuki Sushi Bar, headed by Chef Toshio Suzuki, which has earned a Michelin Star, so you will have some super fresh and amazing Sushi here. I went for the 3-course dinner in this romantically lit and elegant restaurant.

My appetizer was a Salmon Salad with a White Miso Dressing, which had raw salmon on it with promises of freshness in the upcoming sushi course. The Miso dressing was delicious, I pretty much inhaled this salad. The main course was Kaisen Don, an assortment of sashimi on a bed of white rice with a side of Miso soup and some Japanese pickles. I can’t say enough of the freshness of this sushi. It was outstanding. I finished off the dinner was a lovely Green Tea Ice Cream. This was a delicious bargain not to be missed during Restaurant Week!

For more info on Suzuki click here


Mifune is a high end Japanese restaurant, located on the Upper Eastside. It is named after Toshiro Mifune, a beloved Japanese actor. While the restaurant itself does not (yet?) have a Michelin Star, some of the chefs here have worked in Michelin starred eateries and are elvating the game here. Chef Hiroki Yoshitake and Shion Uino have been working at and with Michelin starred restaurants in Tokyo and Paris. My experience here was amazing, at no point did I feel I was at a Restaurant Week dinner.

My appetizer was Duck Leg Parmentier. Up until that day I had no idea what that was, so I ordered it just to try something new, and it was so, so good, It’s main ingredients are (basically mashed) potatoes with duck legs with confit, topped by a poached egg, and I’m going to need a lot more of this. My main course was the Chirashi Sushi and Sashimi Box, which came in three stacked Hexagon shaped boxes, one containing sushi and vegetables, one had rice and roe, and the other had rice with mushrooms and Kabocha. Lovely, thoughtful and delicious. My dessert was a Matcha Crème Brulée, what a nice spin on this traditional sweet treat! I loved this place.

For more info on Mifune click here


This fun restaurant is located in the Times Square area, and it’s very spacious. The chefs are cooking in the back in an elevated kitchen area, overlooking the diners. Besides sushi, this establishment serves “Robata-Yaki”, which is basically a Japanese form of barbecueing . The atmosphere is relaxed and fun, it’s a little too warm in some areas, but that’s overshadowed by the delicious food.

My appetizer was Trio Carpaccio, a Martini glass filled with raw tuna, salmon and yellowtail, almost like a ceviche. Delicious. My main course was Assorted Sushi, consisting of Tuna, Yellowtail, Salmon, Salmon Roe, Botan Shrimp, Orata and a California roll. It was fresh and tasty, and it was served on an oat with a long handle by the sushi chef in the elevated kitchen! (I was seated at the counter). My dessert was Monaka, which was basically vanilla ice cream inside a waffle with chocolate syrup. It was really good food with a fun atmosphere, I recommend!

For more info on Inakaya click here

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Author: Gotham Foodie

Hello there, fellow foodies! My name is Erica, I was born and raised in Germany, and moved to the US, New York City to be exact, in July of 1987. I have worked most of my time here in the Big Apple as a bartender, but my true love is food. I cook just about every day, I search for good food everywhere, and pretty much always find it. I don't consider myself a food critic, I don't have the culinary background for that kind of expertise. I do however know good food, good chefs and good restaurants. I report back about my culinary adventures, and I choose to leave out my unsatisfactory experiences. We have enough negativity in our daily lives, I don't want to add to that. All the recipes in my FROM MY KITCHEN and DOTW blogs are cooked and prepared by me. All pictures are taken by me. I don't always eat everything you see in my pictures, but you bet your buns, I do try everything. Last but not least, you should know that I am a huge Top Chef fan. I have never missed an episode of the Bravo TV show. I have at this point visited almost 20 restaurants run by Top Chef contestants, and I'm continuously impressed by their skill, drive and passion. So I will continue to seek them out, and I hope you join me in my journey!

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