New NYC Restaurant: Sakae Sushi
This week the city welcomes another chain, and nope, it ain't Starbucks, Applebee's or Chevy's. (Thank God.)
It's Sakae Sushi, a Singaporean chain that's brand new to NYC. Although there are 63 in Singapore alone, it's a new breed here, with a cool 97-foot sushi conveyor belt that lets you grab what you like as it moves on by. Tableside hot water taps mean no more dealing with lukewarm tea or slow refills from waiters.
Menu items (from the space-age interactive computer menus!) are above standard too, with fresh fish delivered everyday. Sure, Sakae isn't going to knock out Nobu, but it promises to be a cool, casual sushi alternative perfect for picky New Yorkers.