While dining out for Japanese food in NYC doesn’t often require grilling up a whole cow like at West Village trailblazer Takashi, there’s no shortage of solid options offering some adventurous takes on sushi and more.
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Newly ensconced in a second-floor Murray Hill space that's an airy step up from its former East Village basement digs, this wood-lined, 'Zen'-like Japanese vegetarian remains a 'hushed' oasis for ancient Buddhist shojin cuisine, served kaiseki-style at dinner by a 'phenomenal' staff (and priced 'as if it were Harry Winston jewels'); at lunchtime it goes by the name Kokage and adds seafood and eggs to the set-menu offerings.
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