NOBU in New York City. Didn’t disappoint us. We have gone to Nobu in Miami and Vegas so we had to try the original location. Reservations are a must and they only take them 30 days before your intended date so set your calendar since they will be needed to eat here.
If you can’t wait they have created “Nobu next Door” which doesn’t take reservations.
We love the fresh yellowtail with jalapeno. All of the rolls have the most amazing flavor and little rice. Be prepared to sit and enjoy. Room is beautiful and has a lot of bamboo which gives each table some privacy.
I like the tempura as well – they offer it by each individual vegi or seafood. I enjoyed the mushroom tempura.
They had some very good sake choices and some that are infused. Prices are high however worth it for a special night.

Sushi Samba in NYC

Sushi Samba is a chain of sushi restaurants.   We first went to Sushi Samba in Miami however went to this one in NYC as well.  Located on 87 Seventh Ave S. NYC,  Sushi Samba atmopshere is in a Brazillian style with everything in a bright orange, red, and fun and vibrant.   The drinks are just as fun with a mix of latin and sake to choose from.   The chefs are specialists and fun to watch so get a seat at the bar.   Best not to make any special requests though.  It is considered quite an insult to the Japanese culture, so let the chef do what he/she does best.   

They like to use the mayo/spicy sauce and aren’t affraid to use cilantro or pineapple.  You will sample different sushi rolls here so enjoy.   Between the music, drinks, sushi and overall atmopshere you’ll leave with a smile.   
They also host parties.