First Look: Murasaki Japanese Restaurant in Nyack

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Some of the best sushi I’ve ever had.

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Nothing fancy, just pure, clean, simple. Cut well. Rice seasoned just slightly with vinegar and wasabit. Handled with care.

I went a couple of Saturday nights ago and the place was packed.

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The owenr, Umi, was at the helm.

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Couples at the sushi bar. The restaurant is a typical Japanese place: light wood, brightly lit.

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Umi gave us a little tuna dish to start. Wow.

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This was the tataki. Amazing.

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The uni was so sweet. Like eating the ocean.

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The salmon fell apart on my tongue.

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Even the octopus was great. Chewy, but not too much.

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Some other dishes:

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The master at work:

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A sashimi platter:

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And the udon.

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I love egg. Look how lovely:

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I’ll definitely be back.

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Maybe even tonight….

Murasaki, 138 Main St., Nyack. 845-358-3222.

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Liz Johnson is content strategist for The Journal News and lohud.com, and the founding editor of lohudfood, formerly know as Small Bites. As food editor, she won awards from the New York News Publishers Association, the Association of Food Journalists and the Associated Press. She lives in Nyack with her husband and daughter on a tiny suburban lot they call their farm — with fruit trees, an herb garden, and a yardful of lettuce, tomatoes, onions, shallots, cucumbers, zucchini, radishes, cabbage, peppers, Brussels sprouts and carrots and four big blueberry bushes.

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