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Sushi Sushi jumps from Morningside Heights to Manhattanville

"The Manhattan" sushi set from Sushi Sushi in Harlem

Sushi Sushi has moved about seven blocks north from Morningside Heights to Manhattanville in Harlem. The mini sushi chain–there's also one on MacDougal Street in Greenwich Village–relocated from 54 Tiemann Place to 1504 Amsterdam Avenue (near 134th Street) a month ago.

The sushi spot is now much closer to City College than to Columbia University.

The bare-bones storefront makes it hard to spot–it's still waiting to move its signage–but inside things are up and running. There's a sushi chef working behind the counter, while the front space has plenty of seating for those who prefer to eat in.

The new Sushi Sushi on Amsterdam Avenue in Harlem

The menu features a long list of traditional and signature rolls made with "high quality, carefully hand-selected fish," including Japanese yellowtail, Scottish salmon, and Long Island fluke. The restaurant also sells sushi-grade fish by the half-pound for Harlem's at-home sushi chefs.

Special sets like "The Manhattan" (top image) come with a salmon avocado roll, a spicy delight roll and a shrimp tempura roll ($21.95). I recently ordered one to go and was impressed by the soft, fresh fish and the warm rice. The sauce and tobiko on the spicy roll were subtle and tasty.

As for dessert, next time I just might order the Twinkies Tempura–the menu says they're back.

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