On the lookout for a new regular sushi joint — not new as in just opened, but new to me — I was pleasantly surprised at the sushi bar of Tsushima in Midtown and have since returned many times. The full (Japanese) menu and daily specials showcase lots of delectable little home-style dishes, but one or two is all I’ll order, for I don’t want to spoil my appetite for sushi, which is the main draw. I always order the sushi omakase, setting the price depending on my appetite, but you can eat well even for $50. I’ve noticed that I receive different types of sushi depending on who I bring as a dining companion. A gaijin friend will mean a seared salmon with tomato and spicy scallop roll with fried tempura flakes. But what I really adore at Tsushima are the more traditionally Japanese selections of botan shrimp and more straight fish nigiri like horse mackerel or snapper. Each piece is dressed with the chef’s choice of sauce, the flavors of which are quite heavy at Tsushima. For the quality to price ratio, Tsushima can’t be beat, and it’s definitely my new go-to place.