Thanks to Gen from Foodies R Goodies for passing this info along. Naruto Sushi, the take out Japanese place on 49th btw. Mad+5th is now Shinbashi 49. Operated out of the back of the upscale sushi restaurant of the same name, Naruto was originally designed to be its own separate store, with its own management. The owners decided that wasn’t working, so now it’s being run by the same people who run Shinbashi on 48th btw. Mad+5th.
I may be on crack, but it looks like there may have been an improvement in the quality of the rice since I wrote about Naruto. I didn’t try anything, so I don’t know for sure… but if you work in the area, and are looking for decent take out sushi, you could probably do a lot worse than this place. If you check it out, feel free to comment below.
And for more photos, check out Gen’s post at FoodiesRGoodies