One minute you’re indulging in sweet plantains and queso frito straight out of a Dominican grandmother’s kitchen. The next, you’re savoring Japanese delicacies like gyoza, tempura, and yakisoba. Mamasushi makes this unexpected fusion work, delivering the perfect Dominican-Japanese lounge and restaurant that we never knew we needed. Variety is one of their strong suits, but the extensive sushi menu is definitely a highlight, with inventive rolls pairing classic seafood with everything from plantain chips to chicarrones. The crowd is equally reflective of New York’s cultural kaleidoscope, with Mamasushi pulling in the many shades of the diaspora. Latin and Japanese decor lend an eclectic ambiance, while an on point DJ spinning reggaeton turns up the energy. Drinks are always on point, waiters are always super friendly, and the vibe is always solid. It’s no surprise Mamasushi has quickly become a hit among Spanish Harlem locals.