The Cooltrane Quartet, Eve St. Jones, Ive Mendes, Urselle & Karen Souza.
A super authentic Japanese hole-in-the-wall with BYOB, chill vibes and great sushi. A favorite of Bustle Editor in Chief Kate Ward.
Akina Sushi is the perfect East Village restaurant to suit almost any Japanese culinary desire you have. From the freshest sushi you can find to a classic chicken teriyaki, all of your favorites are available, prepared fresh in the open kitchen towards the back. The walls are adorned with beautiful Japanese art and the whole atmosphere is mega relaxed. The in-house dining area is pretty small, but takeout is fast and the area is prime for people watching. While it is super fresh and delicious, be warned; the portions are a bit small and the prices aren’t cheap.