Food and drink
The sushi is top grade and Ruan and Wei use only the best ingredients, such as white truffles, uni and wagyu. The restaurant also serves a variety of wine, sake and beer.
My favorite dishes include the tai carpaccio with white truffle and the yuba (aka tofu skin) with uni. Both dishes are refined and delicate.
Because of its no-reservation policy, Yuba tends to get a more relaxed crowd of serious foodies. Thankfully, no high-maintenance fashionistas and the like. The grey and white space is cozy, with seats for only 22 diners.
Like other Japanese restaurants in the area, the service is matter of fact but fast.
On a busy stretch of 9th Street. It's close to several east side subway stops.
It's fairly pricey if you don't opt for the sushi. Dinner for two runs to about $80, without alcohol.
Tables to book
Get in on the action and opt for the seats at the bar.