A friend of mine moved to NYC in August so when I visited I recommended Ichi Umi. It is mainly a Japanese sushi and seafood buffet, and there is a bar underneath the restaurant, which we didn't visit.
They say a picture is worth over a thousand words, so here are a bunch of pictures.
|first view when you step in the place|
|A lot of selection to choose from|
|small dishes station|
|My plate of raw shellfish and sashimi|
Given that the restaurant is in a busy part of NYC, the price was expectedly expensive. We were there on a Friday night, so it was $34.95 per person, plus tax and tips. However, if you can eat a good amount of food, this place is worth it. They also have a 1.5 hours limit, but chances are you won't need all of it. If you like Japanese foods as much as I do, give this place a try.