Amid the many new Japanese joints in town, it's easy to forget an old favorite. Wayne Conwell opened Sushi Sasa in 2005, catching the attention of every sushi lover in the city. Fourteen years later, his attention to detail — the things that turn simplicity into elegance in Japanese cuisine — is still evident, in sushi rice that's just the right amount of sticky while maintaining the integrity of each grain; in delicate cuts of fish carved from fillets to bring out the best texture of each; and in preparations that let the seafood speak for itself rather than drowning out the subtle flavors. Explore the full menu or order omakase (chef's choice) to discover pickled and fermented elements, off-menu seafood and artful presentations.
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