High Falls, NY
Many of the Valley’s sushi chefs are from China or Korea. Not Maido Idesako: The gregarious Amici Sushi boss was born in the homeland of sushi — Japan — and trained there in its premier culinary art before migrating to New York in 1972. Calling on his authoritative background, Idesako can roll fresh, flavorful sushi both traditional (shrimp tempura) and inventive (tuna-yellowtail-salmon topped with avocado and caviar). Yum — tastes like Tokyo.