• 30 Hudson St., New York, NY 10013
  • (212) 791-3771
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  • Tue - Sat: 6:00PM - 10:00PM
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The best sushi bar in New York.

The Entrance

I finally had the opportunity to dine at Brushstroke, which is the best sushi bar in New York, as far as I'm concerned!

The place only has a counter with 6 seats. There's no menu; you're encouraged to ask the sushi chef there and see which fish are the best in season.

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There are many sushi restaurants here in New York, but most of them seem to be Americanized in some way. However, Brushstroke keeps it authentic. The sushi chef prepared several kinds of sashimi and sushi for us. The chef gives you descriptions about each of them. Sea urchin and extra fatty-tuna tasted great, of course. Some of the fish that were caught fresh near New York were delicious as well.


I was very happy to eat such delicious sushi with fantastic sake in New York. No wonder it's so hard to make a reservation here.

Other Guides of This Restaurant

  • Ichimura's masterpiece

    visited in Dec, 2012

    Ever since Ichimura at Brushstroke, the hidden sushi bar within the Brushstroke restaurant, was featured in the New York Times, it has been difficult to make a reservation. They need to be made at least one month in advance. Fortunately, my friend had reserved 2 seats and I was given the ... Read More

    $200 - $299
  • The #1 sushi experience in NY -- for anybody (including the pickiest Japanese connoisseurs!)

    visited in Jan, 2013

    I've been hiding this place from everyone, but this is THE BEST SUSHI place in New York City, maybe within the East Coast as well. All the Japanese New Yorker foodies were disappointed when Mr. Ichimura closed his Midtown restaurant in 2008. That was among the best Sushi places in NYC back ... Read More

    $100 - $199
  • NYC Sushi: Ichimura at Brushstroke (Feb. 2013)

    visited in Feb, 2013

    Author: Arthur Restaurant: Ichimura at Brushstroke Chef: Eiji Ichimura Date: February 11, 2013 Dinner (Omakase) Website: http://www.davidbouley.com/brushstroke-main/brushstroke-menus/brushstroke-sushi Notes: I’ve been wanting to try this sushi bar–only restaurant for a while now. It’s in a ... Read More

  • Ichimura at Brushstroke

    visited in Nov, 2012

    Because this one had appeared in the New York Times a little while ago, it was pretty hard to get a reservation. Until now, in order for this place to not get overcrowded, it was absolutely required to make a reservation, and was a bit of a secret restaurant. (Sorry for revealing the secret). ... Read More


    visited in Jan, 2014

    Tribeca. $150+ per person. Omakase Only. So here's the thing about Ichimura....there's no better sushi experience in New York City. There is not much else to say about Ichimura that hasn't already been said. Before September 25, 2012, Chef Eji Ichimura's 8 seat spot hid in relative anonymity ... Read More

    $100 - $199