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New York's top-shelf sushi surges past $1,000 a meal

Transport costs, rice drought and labor shortage put restaurants in a bind

New York foodies are now paying even more for sushi, thanks to a perfect storm of higher costs. (Photo by Maho Kawachi)

NEW YORK -- Eating at a high-end sushi restaurant in New York City can set you back by four figures these days, with the bill pushed up by costs for shipping, ingredients and labor.

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