There is life outside Manhattan when it comes to top-notch sushi, and I learned that this past weekend at Candice’s birthday at Katsuei in Park Slope.

This is serious high-quality sushi without Manhattan prices. So if you want to save a pretty penny, the trek might be worth it. Better yet, if you’re already in Brooklyn, this is a must try. It’s borderline on par with the likes of Sushi Yasuda — clean, fresh, straightforward sushi that lets its quality speak for itself.