354 E. 66th St. (bet. 1st & 2nd Aves.), New York, NY 10065
TEL: 646-682-7999 | www.zawa-nyc.com
Tue-Thu: 5:30-10:30 pm, Fri-Sat: 5:30-11 pm, Sun: 5-10 pm
Zawa’s sushi features abundant toppings and the vinegared rice is delicious. From left to right: tuna, sea bass, shad, amberjack and sea urchin.
Zawa Japanese opened on the Upper East Side late this summer, and it has already established itself as a neighborhood spot. Owner/Chef Makoto Yoshizawa’s two missions are to provide delicious food for customers and for them to leave satisfied. In order to fulfill the latter, his sushi are of significant size. Sushi for 2 features 18 assorted pieces of popular sushi, three cut up rolls and miso soup, and Omakase (chef’s choice) is a steal at $65. In addition to sushi, Yoshizawa strove to create a comprehensive menu with donburi, noodle and teriyaki dishes. Salmon Teriyaki features sautéed sashimi quality salmon with sweet soy sauce served with rice, salad and miso soup. Zawa’s wide selection and reasonable prices are appealing, with daily appetizer specials such as Nasu Dengaku (grilled eggplant with miso sauce) and Agedashi Dofu (deep fried tofu served in dashi sauce) in the $5-$7 range. Now that we are experiencing autumn appetites as the weather gets colder, Yoshizawa recommends seasonal items such as conger eel, Pacific saury, golden eye snapper and matsutake mushrooms. For those who want to enjoy drinks with their meal, Zawa offers a wide variety of sake, beer, and wine.
Owner/Chef Makoto Yoshizawa takes great pride in his work and it shows.
Zawa’s sleek and expansive interior seats 31 and can be rented for private parties.
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Sushi for Two $80
Salmon Teriyaki $22