Situated just below street level, DOMODOMO is sleek and lovely, with carefully constructed wood furnishings and a long, smooth blonde wood counter. The buzz at the bar is magnetizing, and service is stellar with each sitting, as diners are presented with a small bowl of water and cleansing hand towel. Sushi is plentiful in New York, of course, but this kitchen ups the ante of their hand rolls with top-notch nori, rice and fish. Some combinations are familiar while others are quirky and inspired. It's not just about sushi here, though. Two crunchy, sweet chili sauce-glazed shrimp rest atop crisp Korean pear and peppery arugula dressed in a yuzu vinaigrette for a citrusy bite; while udon satisfies with its classically seasoned broth and tender noodles.
- MICHELIN guide inspectors