Behind a non-descript narrow storefront on a quiet block (84th) between 2nd and 1st avenues is Sushi Jin. The reviews are stellar. We think this is because the price for a very well executed omakase with near perfectly attentive service is hard to beat.
Please don’t misunderstand – Sushi Jin is not cheap. It’s just a great value. It’s one third the cost of Noz for a meal that is probably one half to two thirds as good. There is a reasonably priced Sake list.
The food itself is quite good; we found the cuts of fish to be thicker than most omakase and the rice rarely held together. Nonetheless, the food was delicious and there was plenty of it. Sushi Jin only has a few tables. It is mostly a long sushi bar. In other words you may end up hearing about your fellow diners’ lives in such a small setting. It’s good for a serious date or to enjoy a great, but not painfully expensive meal with friends.