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please share citywide sushi rankings - top 5 moderately priced

shirlotta Jul 17, 2006 07:57 PM

i was searching the boards for sushi places and was surprised to find that most posts were about best sushi in certain neighborhoods. can people please share their overall rankings of moderately priced sushi places in manhattan? it's so hot, all i can think of is eating sashimi. thank you! (p.s. if you'd like to throw in the top places regardless of price that would be good to know, too. if only i weren't a poor student.)

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    FoodFanNYC RE: shirlotta Jul 17, 2006 08:32 PM

    I've been to Yuka on the upper east and they had some good sushi for a $$-$$$ price range. Very fresh and I think they have an all-you-can-eat menu. I'm not a big fan of all-you-can-eat, but their sushi was very good and fresh.

    When I was an undergrad at Baruch, I would go to Choshi on Irving Pl. and 18 or 19 St in Gramercy. Near Yama. Again, very fresh and good and not too expensive.

    Jeollado and another type of place like it on 11 St bet. 1-2 Ave - - I think it's called Santori (near Veniero's) has a good deal for sushi...but I didn't think the quality was as good. But it's cheap!

    Good luck and hope this helps.

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      shirlotta RE: FoodFanNYC Jul 17, 2006 08:48 PM

      thanks! actually i can go a little higher up price wise for sushi. i'm willing to pay more for fresh, well cut, beautiful sashimi. mmm. i'm a grad student - of course that's not much better income wise but it's a step up. i like yuka - i actually live right near there. choshi sounds good.

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        FoodFanNYC RE: shirlotta Jul 17, 2006 09:11 PM

        I haven't had sushi in awhile b/c my family run a seafood market and I get it fresh there, but I was content with my shared experiences here. If you don't like what you see at Choshi, just walk over to Yama's and reward yourself! Tomorrow you can eat cold soba noodles to (or mayo sandwiches) to even out the blow to your wallet.

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      cheftamara RE: shirlotta Jul 18, 2006 02:18 AM

      Sushi Seki
      Sushi of Gari

      In that order.

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        Jacey RE: cheftamara Jul 21, 2006 10:54 PM

        I would not recommend going to Sushi of Gari if you're on a grad school budget

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        Lauren1017 RE: shirlotta Jul 18, 2006 02:50 AM

        I highly recommend Yama - there are three but I think the one on Irving is the best. Also, for the large portions, I think it is very reasonably priced.

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          jeanki RE: shirlotta Jul 18, 2006 04:50 PM

          The large monster sushi trend is way over, and Yama isn't all that anymore. Sushi Seki and Sushi of Gari are more expensive than moderately priced although they are excellent.

          Some moderate places I've enjoyed are Poke Sushi, Gaiyumaru and Sachi on the UES, Kura Sushi in the East Village. Cube 63 is the LES has good fish although the portions are the opposite of Yama, way too tiny.

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            alwm RE: shirlotta Jul 21, 2006 03:00 AM

            I like Roppongi at 81st and Amsterdam.

            1. Agordo RE: shirlotta Jul 21, 2006 06:15 AM

              My vote goes to Tsuki. 1st Ave b.74th and 75th

              Moderately priced, great selection, and delicious. Make sure Mike is behind the bar.

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                maya_s RE: shirlotta Jul 21, 2006 06:55 AM

                For under $25 sushi, I go to Fukumatsu on E 52nd St. I always avoid going to "moderately priced" sushi places on Sunday and Monday.

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