Raw fish isn’t an area where you want to skimp, but you won’t break the bank here. Conveyor-belt sushi has its detractors, but Genki Sushi’s two best items—the tonkatsu (pork broth ramen) and the pressed mackerel sushi—have become the hush-hush secret indulgences of a few Japanese foodies in the city. Genki also serves a variety of incredibly inexpensive cooked dishes, such as Japanese fried chicken nuggets and rolls you won’t find in Japan, squiggled with various sauces, topped with fish, and stuffed with items like soft-shell crab. With each plate ranging from $1 to $5.50, Genki Sushi is by no means high brow, but it’s ideal on nights when you’re on a pizza budget yet feeling a little more adventurous.
What we ordered: Tonkatsu ($3) + four plates of nigiri or roll sushi ($2 each) + tax/tip = $14.30 per person