Azuma Sushi in Hartsdale is one of the two most high end, traditional in Westchester. I get attitude there occasionally and don’t go more than once every year or two. Pricey and to be very honest, I think that unless you are a regular, or Japanese, you may get attitude. But I once went with a friend on an expense account, and he was very lavish ordering, and we had an incredible meal.
Sushi Nanase in White Plains is the best. You have to make a reservation, no matter what, even for one person. They do not take walk ins, none at all, and can be rude to those who try to. They special order everything for each day based on the reservations. Also for omakase, which is most of what they do, you need to let them know.
They also can have attitude, mostly to folks who expect fancy rolls, and other silly stuff. Or if someone walks in with attitude. They just won’t deal with it. I have spent a lot of time in Japan, and understand enough of the culture to see someone who wants to do his best for his customers, but has had to deal with too much NYC and Westchester entitled attitude, and just won’t anymore.
It is small, and family run, basically just husband/wife. Juts a few tables, and a few seats at the sushi bar that they prefer not to seat people at. They can be excellent, not as great as some of the best in NYC, and a bit cheaper, but still pricey. Sake is pricey since it is mostly full size bottles. I use to go often and they treated me like friends after the first visit, but haven’t been in around 18 months. I have to get back there again in the next week or two since I have been craving great sushi/sashimi and the other local places just don’t cut it.
It is one of those places that aficionados love, and others love to hate.
522 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10605