This hopping neighborhood restaurant frequented by a casual, younger set infuses affordable, creative sushi with moody brick-walled environs and [‘]80s hits that makes you want to hang out for a while. Locals go for the tasty “Bowls of Bliss”—sushi favorites like sea urchin, tuna, and avocado, or eel and avocado atop sushi rice, all under $10—as well as standard nigiri, specialty rolls, and salads and cooked appetizers, such as whole grilled giant calamari, panko-fried chicken fingers with spicy garlic aioli, and grilled short ribs. Delicious, affordable—and fun. Weekday happy hour from 5:30 to 7pm is a great deal, too.
- Erika Lennert