July 5, 2022
Algin’s Guide to Best Sushi in the Village__ Read article
Algin’s Guide to Best Sushi in the Village
Greenwich Village is the beating heart of New York City’s generation-spanning Downtown, which has defined underground—and mainstream—culture and the very definition of cool. As residents of Algin Management’s no-fee apartments in Manhattan are well aware, the Village’s bustling nightlife and music scene, street fashion, and vintage and indie shops are only part of the allure of living in one of the most sought-after neighborhoods in the world. In fact, one of the many perks of Greenwich Village for foodies is its range of sushi restaurants, which provide a one-of-a-kind dining experience. From bespoke playlists to accompany your meal to specialty hand rolls, Greenwich Village’s sushi offerings are among the finest in the city.
For a truly “only in New York” adventure, Tokyo Record Bar is an experience and destination, ideal for a change from the ordinary night out or to impress friends with in-the-know local spots. This tiny restaurant, with indoor and outdoor seating, is tucked away in a basement space and features two or three seatings each day (depending on the day) for the Vinyl Jukebox/Izakaya prix-fixe, seven-course tasting menu. The meal begins with a menu of records to select from, so each guest contributes to a playlist to be enjoyed with the rest of the evening’s diners. With music selected, the courses will arrive with a mix that might include oysters, pork belly, and tempura, as well as a dessert—and a slice of pizza to make sure you leave your meal as full as you want to be.
Another game-changing Japanese-food destination is DOMODOMO. This award-winning sushi joint holds bragging rights as the first dedicated hand roll bar in the city. While hand rolls are its signature menu offering, DOMODOMO now offers an omakase-inspired tasting menu, as well as other a la carte dishes, like their squid ink pasta topped with uni and caviar. The hand rolls are still the go-to dish for good reason—with the perfectly balanced combination of sushi rice, seaweed, and fresh fish. The ambience is quiet, peaceful, and perfect for enjoying a nicely balanced selection of dishes.
Finally, for a true Greenwich Village institution, Japonica has been serving its Downtown patrons since 1978 and continues to delight and attract crowds year-round from its neighborhood faithfuls, and, of course, those simply seeking an excellent sushi meal. Creative rolls, like its Japonica Invention, and bento boxes, sashimi, sushi, and kitchen dishes are all served up in the dining room, which is decked out in traditional Japanese decor, or at the gleaming sushi bar. Its consistently fresh sushi and welcoming and efficient service have been staples for a half-century.
With these neighborhood stalwarts, Greenwich Village continues to be home to some of the city’s best sushi restaurants—both longstanding and cutting-edge–so residents can find exactly what they’re craving each night of the week. To learn about Algin’s exciting rentals in the Village—and in other parts of the city—contact our leasing team today.