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H2O Sushi & Izakaya will soon have Hillcrest hooked.

Fresh fish and impeccable service are the name of the game at this brand-new Japanese gastropub on Fifth Avenue (located in the space formerly occupied by D-Bar), where highly trained chefs rely on traditional principles to create modern delicacies.

H2O Sushi & Izakaya’s menu offerings include a Japanese take on carpaccio, seasonal varieties of oysters as well as an amazing array of small plates made with local meats and produce. The restaurant’s beverage program spotlights 18-year-old Japanese whiskys, inventive paired cocktails and ever-popular Sake Bombs (which are two bucks apiece during happy hour).

The expansive realm H2O Sushi & Izakaya calls home is pure white except for blue-neon accents that create a cooler-than-life dining experience. Enormous metal curtains hanging from the soaring, open-beam ceiling add drama to every meal, reflecting the sun’s rays into the restaurant from noon ‘til dusk.

For delectable Japanese fusion cuisine, exquisite décor and a new take on the catch of the day, visit H2O Sushi & Izakaya, which promises to be mouthwatering in more ways than one.