On our bucket list for an indoor experience one day in the future, this sophisticated and modern Midtown spot comes from lauded former Tobiuo Sushi chef Mike Lim. Artistic small plates of pristine seafood, from marinated salads and grilled skewers to myriad sushi, are his forte. Order this to go: Saturday night dinner for two on the patio was a special treat, starting with smoky yakitori chicken and a side of rice wine–marinated sliced cucumber and seaweed, a perfect palate cleanser. One of us went for the impressive grilled salmon filet with pea shoots and shimeji mushrooms. The other made an indulgent meal out of maki rolls (the Midtown includes tuna, hamachi, avocado, and cucumber) with pickled ginger and wasabi; fresh nigiri sake (salmon); and chutoro (medium fatty tuna) sashimi—all well presented and packaged neatly. Pro tip: In a hurry or confused about the menu? Skip the online option and call right when the restaurant opens (at 4) to place your order (and ask questions about the food too). An attentive staff member will your bags out pronto.
Note: Review reflects COVID-19 protocols in place at the time of visit.