Ever since that Jiro Dreams of Sushi documentary came out, people have been throwing it on their bucket list. But it’s one of those things that you say you want to do but when you actually think about the six month waiting list and the fact that it’s located alllllll the way in Japan, it’s enough to give you that head and stomach ache. Well, one of his apprentices, Daisuke Nakazawa, has opened up a spot in NYC and early reviewers are raving about it. ALSO, everybody on YOUR timeline (if you’re from the tristate area) is on some YO WHO WANTS TO GO? My response?
From my facebook:
YALL BETTER STOP SENDING ME LINKS TO THAT NEW SUSHI SPOT RAN BY THE JIRO APPRENTICE. I’M TRYING TO EAT THE RAW FISH THAT COME OFF THE G.O.A.T. (greatest of all time) WRINKLY ASS HAND AS HE STARES INTENTLY AT MY UNWORTHY FACE. GET THE FUCK OUT MY TIMELINE SETTLE FOR LESS ASS MOTHAFUCKERS. (nah i’m down to go tho if somebody treating CUZ I AINT PAYING FOR IT)
I was half-joking because that new spot sounds kinda amazing. But yo, I was also HALF-SERIOUS because what you think, that’s a replacement for the holy grail, son?! My dude perfecting his craft for decades and you can’t even wait six months and make the trip to Japan?!? Jiro frowns down on you because you are weak and your grubby little fingers don’t deserve these heavenly selects. Speaking of frowns, I heard instead of grilling you like the grandmaster, Nakazawa be joking and smiling at you to make you feel welcome.
Unlike at Jiro, though, here you won’t experience the same anxiety or pressure to eat and finish under the watchful gaze of a sushi master. Nakazawa-san’s warm and magnetic personality really shines through as he really tries to make each of his guests feel welcomed.
WARM AND MAGNETIC WHAT?! FOCK THAT, I WANT TO EAT SUSHI WITH THE VISIBLE ANIME SWEAT DROP, BRAH!
Omakase menu at Sushi Nakazawa is $150 per person at the sushi bar and $120 in the dining room.