87 7th Avenue, at Barrow St.,
Phone: (212) 691-7885
It’s not every day you find a restaurant that successfully fuses Japanese, Brazilian, and Peruvian cuisines, but at Sushi Samba, that’s exactly what you’ll get. The resulting menu is full of unexpected and rewarding dishes that somehow work. For summer, we’re obsessed with their Sweet Corn Kakiage this summer. They mix corn kernels in with the tempura batter and then toss small spoonfuls into the deep fryer, resulting in sweet, crunchy corn fritters. They finish the dish off with a little touch of shichimi, black truffle sauce, and lime zest. It’s one of the most original ways we’ve seen corn used around the city, making this a must try dish for summer.