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Great sushi, cool decor, but moderately priced

So I need to go somewhere around $50/head or less w/drinks this Wednesday night with great sushi, but I would like to have some sort of atmosphere and try to stay downtown if at all possible. Any suggestions?

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  1. Cube 63 (63 Clinton St) has perfectly good sushi, and is BYOB. Omakase menu there is I think $30-35, so you would be well within budget.

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    1. re: jonasblank

      cube63 is pretty good, but i think it's fairly pricey - our meal for 2 was about $130 incl tax/tip.

      1. re: wleatherette

        what did you guys order! The omakase is only $35 pp for a decent amount of food - even if you get all specalty roles it's tough to get to $130.

        1. re: wingman

          i know - it seems excessive. wish i'd known that the omakase was $35/pp. basically, their specialty rolls are quite expensive and that's what my friend likes (she did most of the ordering as it's her regular spot). they're also not very large, so you can easily put away a few. then there were a few rounds of soft drinks and the tip. we were sitting at the bar and since my friend knows the chefs it was over 20% (though not insanely over). it all added up.

    2. I'd recommend Le Miu on Ave A btw 6th and 7th. The chefs used to work at Nobu and Megu. The $45 omakase is a great deal, but if you want to keep it under $50 with drinks, you can certainly do so if you just get sushi. Fish is superior quality, given the price.

      1. Aki on W. 4th st. The restaurant is tiny but the food is very good and very reasonably priced.

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        1. re: LJW

          good pick. some one of a kind treats.

          1. atmosphere is a subjective thing. :) You want fancy or alternative? I would second the cube 63 thing, but know that it is BYOB. There is a great liquor store down the street.

            1. I second Le Miu (and highly recommend the uni shooter). Also check out Sachiko at 25 Clinton Street, a block or so below Houston.