Yasuda to leave NY's Sushi Yasuda in New York: Dining Posted January 9, 2011 The first time we ate at Yasuda, we didn't realize we could request a specific person to make our sushi, so we ended up eating sushi made by the chef who eventually took over Yasuda's position. Being that it was the first time, our knees buckled after every bite; it was like tasting and falling in love with sushi for the first time all over again. We requested omakase and the chef did not fail to please. We didn't know sushi could be THIS good. The second time we went, we asked for Yasuda and his personality does add to the overall experience of eating there, but both experiences yielded superior sushi. The restaurant sets the bar high for their seafood and most diners who are serious about their sushi will find the quality uncompromised.