When I heard the chef at the new Sushi Nakazawa used to work with Jiro in Japan, I got excited. If you are a fan of sushi, you need to see the documentary "Jiro Dreams of Sushi". If you are a fan of documentaries, you need to see the film, "Jiro Dreams of Sushi". If you are a fan of both sushi and documentaries, then after you watch the film you'll probably go out and eat sushi immediately like I did. Anywhoosies, I could not wait to check out Sushi Nakazawa.
The restaurant is sleek and modern, and sits on the beautiful Commerce Street in the West Village. A large window looks out onto the picturesque street. I went 5 days after they had opened, and West Villagers would walk on by and take a little peek in to see what was going on inside.
What is going on is a master sushi chef serving sublime sushi. The seats at the bar are comfortable. Extremely. The most comfortable chairs I have ever encountered at a sushi bar. The price for an omakase, which is all they are serving at the moment, is not cheap. It starts at $150. for around 20 pieces. I spent over $200 (Sushi Dojo is a much better bang for your buck). If price is no object to you, then it is definitely worth it to have a master serve you superb sushi, some of which are unique. I never had salmon smoked with hay before. Chef Nakazawa does it, and it was one of the most memorable pieces of sushi I have eaten. What I really love about the personable Chef Nakazawa, besides his sushi expertise, is his laugh. It's a contagious laugh. During the meal, we would ask him questions, and many times his answer would be the most amazing laugh you'll ever encounter. I love positivity, and I loved this guy. It was wonderful and hilarious, and to me, priceless.
23 Commerce Street
New York, NY 10014