If you find yourself in Union Square and are looking for some good sushi, there are a number of options. I visited two that I think are really good, depending if you are north or south of the square. If you are north of the square, try Sushi Chosi on Irving Place in Gramercy. It’s one of the few places in the area that has an outdoor patio in the summer. On this visit, I got a tuna avocado roll, a Philly roll and an asparagus avocado roll, and they were all yummy.
South of Union Square, on University Place, you’ll find the classic Japanese restaurant, Japonica. On a sunny day, it’s nice to sit in its glassed-in patio. I got a salmon avocado roll because that’s one of my favorites, but I also wanted to try something different, so I got a Japanese pumpkin, or kabocha, roll. I’ve had kabocha before at Souen but not in sushi. I’m a fan of sweet potato rolls, so I figured it would be similar. I really liked it.