Jin opened a few months ago around the corner from me. The first thing I thought to myself was ""Oh great, another restaurant. Just what we need."" After opening, I decided to try it, since I love sushi and Jin is a sushi bar. The first thing I noticed about Jin was its beautiful decor; Think House of Blue Leaves from KillBill Vol. 1. Immaculate dining room with the sushi bar right in the middle of the restaurant. My friend and I were one of three tables on a quiet evening. Hot Tea was brought to us immediately along with the menu. The best part about Jin is that they have a lot of entrees in addition to their extensive sushi and roll list. I like sashimi, especially when it is cut thick and I was very pleased to see that Jin serves it's sashimi very thick. It's very, very fresh fish. The salmon sashimi was delicious. The rolls I ordered were also excellent. I believe I tried the spicy tuna roll and the yellowtail jalapeno roll. Jin offers fresh, large pieces of sushi and rolls at a very reasonable price. If you're been to Yoshi on Houston St, I would recommend converting to Jin. Better sushi, better ambience, better service than any other LES sushi restaurant. Also, they play satellite radio in Jin, so you'll be treated to some awesome music. Biggest drawback is their BYOB policy, but that's hardly a problem if you know that ahead of time. They also offer a fantastic lunch special with discounted sushi and sashimi. If you haven't tried it, you're missing out on some excellent food.
Pros: Great Sushi, Sashimi, Appetizers