Sushi Azabu

Sushi Azabu
428 Greenwich St
New York, NY 10013
b/t Laight St & Vestry St in TriBeCa

December 12, 2013

 Azabu was lied downstairs in the basement of the Greenwich Grill. This speakeasy sushi bar is secret enough to pique my interest. My friends and I made early reservation, and tried the Omakase menu this time.

Jumbo Pacific Oysters

This pacific oyster was huge. It had a deep, clean and delicate flavor.

Uni Tasting (from the left to right were separately from Santa Barbara, Maine, and Hokkaido)

The sea urchins were all creamy and buttery, with a different level of brinishness. I liked the one from Hokkaido most. It was less sweet and with a lighter salinity.

Easily the best uni course I’ve had in the city.


Notice the fat yellowtail buri in the left image. It was a lesser-known kind of sashimi, and was absolutely a treasure.

Grilled Stuff

The fatty tuna was grilled to perfection.

Sunomono Snow Crab and Monkfish Liver

Chefs who have successfully transported us to another world….

Edomae Sushi

No frills at all. All pieces were well-made, well-seasoned, and well-balanced. Mackerel nigiri was my big hit. I also have to comment on the quality of the sushi rice. It was tender, lukewarm, and just moist enough.

Parfait with Mochi, Tiramisu, and Strawberry & Banana Meringue Cake 

Peccavi! Three delicacies ended our meal.