There are a lot of neighborhood sushi spots around the city, but none of them receive as much hype as Kisso. It’s in a little orange room on a corner in Old City, and the menu is straightforward, but everything on it is very, very good. Which would explain why, on a random Tuesday night, you’ll sometimes encounter a 30-minute wait. If you decide to stick it out, they serve some of the freshest fish around and they have some interesting appetizers as well - like the music box (warm king crab in a soy bean wrap topped with creamy soy sauce), and a red snapper carpaccio that we still can’t stop thinking about.
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