2. Dan Tempura House
Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Address: 2018 Broadway.
Why you should go: Because it's tough to find a Japanese restaurant that makes sukiyaki nowadays.
Dan has been churning out tempura, sukiyaki, and teriyaki since the mid '70s, when only the most adventurous gourmands would dare eat sushi. Tastes have evolved, and so has the neighborhood, which is why the awning now says "Japanese Restaurant" instead of "Tempura House." And yeah, of course they have sushi if you want it, but why would you want it here? If it doesn't leave a grease stain on your shirt, don't order it.