Sushi Daizen

47-38 Vernon Blvd | Long Island City | Queens

Chef Etsuzo is the mastermind behind this Long Island City, Queens sushi joint. For a relative bargain at $75 you can enjoy the omakase (“let the chef decide”), or if you prefer you can also order a la carte.

If sitting at the sushi bar you can admire the chef’s blowtorch skills, and see him cook the shrimp right in front of you with a small pot and timer.

While it seems “off the beaten path” in Long Island City, Queens, this restaurant is surprisingly accessible. From Grand Central it’s only 1 stop on the 7 train. I was door-to-door from my Manhattan apartment in under 20 minutes.

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