1) Miya's Sushi
Miya isnt just known for the creativity and variety of its sushi. It's known for the creativity and variety of the clientele that eats that delicious sushi. Jamie Arabolos, a local bartender/photographer/actress/drag king (her nomme-de-drag is Moe Stache) and Takemasa Kawashima, a Yale-based scientist, are longtime regulars who've been found at the restaurant at least once a week for a decade or more. They're willing guinea pigs when Miya's chef Bun Lai wants to try out new recipes, but they also crave such staples as tilapia, the nine-spice lionfish (from Miya's famous "Invasive Species Menu") and firecracker sake. "The food is great, of course, but there's also the ambiance, the staff," Kawashmia says. "This is one relaxed place with really great food. I've been fed food there that's definitely benefited my soul." He also notes that depending on your tastes, sushi can be an extremely affordable meal out. "My bill for two people can be $13 for lunch." "The day before my 30th birthday," Arabolos relates, "Yoshi [Bun's mother Yoshiko, who founded the restaurant in 1982] made me stay after midnight and brought out plum wine with little glasses to celebrate." "All kinds of people go there," Arabolos sums up. "From artists to martial artists."miyassushi.com
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68 Howe St.
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