Sushi in Brooklyn, Ichi

What determines whether a dish is good or not. Is it because it looks appetizing and is picture worthy? Or is it because it’s delicious? How about the combination of both. We have learned from several chefs that to create a great dish, you need to merge art into food. Real chefs consider cooking, an art.

This is why many people love sushi. It is mostly a piece of art, how all the ingredients in rolled up between rice and seaweed. It still tastes great even though the majority of these rolls are raw fish. It tastes great because of the combination of ingredients that creates a blend of flavors with each bite. That is what we as chefs should go for.

Speaking of sushi, I have my personal favorite in Brooklyn. That sushi restaurant is Ichi. They offer a variety of rolls that taste authentic. Here in New York, it is hard to come across sushi restaurants that will taste great. Most of these restaurants are not operated by Japanese chefs, and include many rolls such as the California roll that doesn’t normally exist in a sushi menu.

However, as close as Ichi comes, they still cannot compare with authentic sushi. I do like this restaurant because of their wide selection, and low prices. They are still one of very few sushi restaurants that offer sashimi for $1 a piece. Even sushi buffets that charge a premium do not allow you to have unlimited sashimi. The portions are big here too, and quite filling. Even if you’re a heavy eater, 3-4 rolls can get you bloated!

I have seen many sushi restaurants all over the city that charges up to $3 per piece of sashimi on average. The prices can go up to as high as $10 a piece! The rolls here average $3 per basic rolls and a little more expensive for the special ones. I personally prefer the basic ones, as the fancy ones include too many ingredients that messes with the flavor.

Ichi Sushi & Sashimi in Brooklyn

Best Sandwich Shop NYC

There are a number of places where you can get a sandwich in New York City, that includes any restaurant ranging fro delis to Subways. However, not many restaurants could live up to the title of best sandwich shop in NYC. Chopping Block, located in the heart of the Financial District is one of such restaurants that we think deserves the title of being the best sandwich shop in NYC and is can even be considered among one of the best restaurants in NYC.

Chopping Block first opened it’s doors to the public, with a great dine-in scene, catering accounts, and through They offer a variety of unique sandwiches that I guarantee you will not find anywhere else in NYC. My personal favorite is the Fuego Spicy Chicken sandwich — I mean, they even have cool names! they use only the freshest and top quality ingredients and all sandwiches are made fresh. Not only do you get a quality sandwich, but they also offer a top notch coffee program which is comparable to big players including Blue Bottle Coffee and Gorilla Coffee. The beans are fresh, the equipment is top of the line, and the baristas are amazing at what they do.

We first discovered Chopping Block when searching for a restaurant in FiDi. We noticed that most restaurants in the area were either typical, chain restaurants, or franchise names. There was nothing unique, new, fresh, and hip. Chopping Block delivered something completely different to the area.

If you are ever in the Financial District, make sure to stop by Chopping Block, located on 41 John St.

Chopping block gets 5 stars from us.

chopping block sandwich