Those obsessed with sushi watched the 2011 documentary Jiro Dreams of Sushi with fascination and envy directed toward the lucky diners. Patrons sit at the small bar in the tiny, three-Michelin-star restaurant run by Jiro Ono and tucked into a Tokyo subway station and marvel at the years his sons and apprentices took to master rice and egg custard. A similar scene of marvel and fascination is now taking place in New York City at Sushi Nakazawa, the West Village restaurant opened by restaurateur Alessandro Borgognone with Jiro’s apprentice Daisuke Nakazawa in late 2013. In just six months, America gained not just one of its best sushi restaurants, but one of its best restaurants, period. Your two-hour meal at Sushi Nakazawa will feature about 21 pieces of sushi that Nakazawa prepares with dedication to tradition and ingredients. Prices are $120 for one of the 25 seats in the back, and $150 for a seat for the show at the counter.
— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015