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Ah, So Good

Within an unassuming strip mall lies a stellar sushi bar



Elizabeth Maker

Looking at Lore’s Plaza on Route 7 in New Milford, a strip mall hosting a bowling alley, a UPS store, and a pawn shop, it’s hard to imagine a revered Japanese restaurant and sushi bar lies beyond one of its unassuming doors. But Yokohama, run by head chef and owner Nicky Wang, has been eliciting raves from diners for ten years.

“It’s an absolute addiction,” says Rita Kho of Kent, slurping down an uni shooter, an amalgamation of sake, a quail egg, and a glob of uni—the mustard-colored roe of sea urchin. “We come here once a week. It’s the freshest fish you can get, and the presentation is beyond comparison.”

The sushi bar offers delicacies like sashimi salad (sliced tuna, yellowtail, salmon, octopus, organic baby greens, asparagus, and a legendary “secret sauce”); and spicy king salmon roll (top-grade king salmon, avocado, asparagus, mango, and tobiko in a soybean-seaweed wrap). Special rolls range from $12 to $20, while individual sushi pieces and sashimi à la carte are between $2 and $4. There’s also an impressive offering of vegetarian rolls and giant bowls of steaming soup stuffed with udon noodles, fresh vegetables, and fish, chicken, or beef.

Yokohama  131 Danbury Rd., New Milford  860- 355-0556 

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