I usually go to Haru for sushi when in the Times Square area, but I thought I'd try Hakata Grill tonight for a change. What a pleasant surprise! The space (while somewhat hotel-like) is intimate and calming, and the service efficient and friendly. I felt like there were three different people attending to me, which is infrequent at these prices. I got the $25 prix fixe, which included salad, very passable (though superfluous) salmon tartare, forgettable shrimp shumai, a fresh and plentiful sushi entree, AND ice cream for dessert. The green tea was complimentary, to boot. To risk sounding like an ad, you just don't find sushi this good at prices like these in NY. I can't speak for their hot entrees, but I will definitely be back to Hakata in the near-future when in need of a sushi fix!
Pros: Generous portions, Efficient service, Calming space