15 East: Treating Myself to High-End Sushi

As a celebration of my new job, I decided to take myself to 15 East for some delicious sushi. It has been a while since I’ve been to a nice restaurant (I know it’s a bit shocking) so this was a nice way of celebrating with myself. Needless to say, there’s a reason why 15 East has a Michelin star – they serve very fresh sushi in a very clean and comfortable atmosphere. I got their lunch omakase:

You start off with edamame, and looks like it’s covered with some matcha powder.

Octopus – clean and not too chewy.

Above are all my sushi pieces I got dealt with. For all the sushi experts out there, I can’t remember which each one was but I would have to say the highlight for me was the marinated tuna (3rd from the top).

The uni from Hokkaido was also another highlight of my meal. It was a great piece of uni, providing the richness of the sea in one bite – it was perfectly creamy and rich, and didn’t make you feel like you were eating innards. SO DELICIOUS!

After the plate of sashimi and raw prawn (as shown in the first picture), they fry the prawn head for you to eat further. Nothing goes to waste and proved to be something not wasted. It wasn’t oily and had a great shrimp / prawn flavor.

I’ve managed to squeeze in one more addition to my lunch omakase – an ikura uni soba. It was well made – the soba was cooked perfectly – and the fish roe and uni made it unbelievably tasty. Would I have it again? YES please.

Lastly I was served this strawberry panna cotta-like dessert – it was light and had a good taste of strawberry. It was a great way to end the great meal.

For those who are looking for some fresh sushi served with an attentive waitstaff, this is the place to go. If you’re going to sit at the sushi bar, make sure you say hi to the sushi chef Masato. He definitely knows his fish!

15 East
15 E 15th St (btw Union Square West and 5th Ave.)
New York, NY 10003
(212) 647-0015

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