Well, well, well..lookie what I found here. I was walking down St. Marks a few weeks ago and saw a family talking to a young Japanese man outside a door, which was behind a curtain. My interest piqued, "Wait, what is this? Is there a restaurant behind that door?" The answer is yes, and I have found a truly hidden gem people. You would never know about this place, so you're welcome. The place is the Japanese sushi bar, Kura, and it's beyond hidden. There is no sign, no window, no website. There is just a blue curtain hanging in a small doorway, and behind it is a door that leads to this small and quaint sushi counter, where a master sushi chef is cutting up some sublime sushi omakase for y'all. It's a solid omakase. You can choose all sushi (like I did), 10 pieces of sushi, a hand roll, and miso soup, which will cost you $65, and in my opinion is a fabulous deal. Or you can order an omakase with cooked dishes, plus 4 pieces of sushi. I am obsessed and addicted to sushi, so I went all raw on my first visit. Again, this $65 price tag seems like a steal, for it's like having your own private chef for the night. There was only one other person at the bar when I arrived on a Tuesday night. Each piece was fabulous. If you are a sushi fiend like me, then check it out, if you can find it, and let me know what you think. Also, what blew my mind, was when I found out the two very nice owners are still in college. They go to the University of Michigan. When I was in college I was doing keg stands, and these guys opened up a hidden sushi gem. God Bless. Magical sushi awaits!
130 St. Marks Place (bet. Avenue A and 1st St.) - (it's closer to Avenue A, next to another sushi restaurant called Sushi Lounge, look for a little blue curtain hanging from a doorway. This place is Hidden1)
New York, NY 10009