although its been a year since i moved from my noisy apartment on ludlow and rivington to dumbo, i still manage to make routine outings to the lower east side. there are always new restaurants popping up in the area, once of which is blue ribbon sushi izayaka, the latest and greatest offering from the bromberg brothers, who are known for their various blue ribbon restaurants around the city. this includes the super cute brunch spot, blue ribbon bakery, in the west village. if you haven’t been to this place already, you should definitely check it out.
needless to say, blue ribbon sushi izayaka did not disappoint. the menu is huge, and includes daily specials, sushi & sashimi, and izaykaya. we ordered a good variety of dishes, and everything tasted divine. even something basic like shrimp tempura was made to perfection. with a contemporary, chilled-out vibe and roomy tables, i know i’ll be enjoying many more meals here in the future.
located at 187 orchard in the thompson hotel. go for: the atmosphere and huge range of tasty sushi. be mindful of: the price…dinner for 2 (w/ two beers) was about $100.