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Takashimaya

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Takashimaya is my ultimate favorite. If you want to go for lunch and just have some tea, no one can reach you because it's underneath the ground—no phone service, no blackberry—you can kind of hide out there. …more

Otafuku

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It's octopus in dough, that they just turn it into a ball and give it a squirt of teriyaki sauce and some benito flakes. It's beautiful, it's simple, it's five dollars, and it's some of the best food you can get in the city. …more

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Salvatore
Stabile

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Sushi of Gari

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For sushi, I've never gone wrong doing the omakase at Sushi Gari on the Upper East Side. It's pricey, but if you are a sushi snob like me, you won't be disappointed. …more

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Venture Capitalist
Fred
Wilson

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15 East

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It's a sushi place, and the guy who works behind the bar is a real authentic sushi chef. …more

Honmura An

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The soba noodles are freshly handmade on the premises each day, and you can truly taste the difference. NOW CLOSED. …more

Nobu 57

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The food is incredible and consistent. Since the Nobu on 57th Street is on my block, it's very hard to resist. …more

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Nutritionist
Jennifer
Medley

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Souen Restaurant

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They do up tasty macrobiotic food in a casual setting—I head there for solo dining post-yoga, or to grab lunch with a friend. …more

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