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Aug 7, 2006 11:14 PM

Sushi near Morningside Heights/Columbia?

Hi folks. I'll be moving up to Morningside Heights in about 2 weeks, and living near 110th and Amsterdam. Does anyone know of some good (preferably not horribly expensive) sushi around there? Just looking for your standard fare - spicy tuna rolls, etc. Preferably also a place that has soba/udon.

Anyone know of any decent places?

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  1. I used to live one block up from where you'll be... Trust me, you will need to go at least a little downtown to find anything good. Tomo Sushi might seem like a good idea but resist the temptation.

    In the cheap but decent category, hit Saji's on 109th - unless you're alone, it's better for takeout (there's barely any space).

    A new place opened in the spring on B'way around 105 - haven't tried it, but I heard good things. It's trendier and thus more expensive, but who knows? Could be worth it.

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    1. re: piccola

      Tokyo Pop. I recommend it if you're in the nabe. Very solid sushi rolls and sashimi. In fact, it's better than what Tomo offers at the same price. It's fun, so bring a friend and chow out! I'd love to hear you sing their praises.

      1. re: kwanito

        Good to know - I walked by when it just opened and thought it was really cute. :-)
        Not impressed at all by Tomo. I went there with some girlfriends on Valentine's Day (we had reservations) - they were out of salmon/tuna/shrimp/tempura/teriyaki, so basically all we could have was soup or dumplings. (They were pretty good).
        Plus we saw them pour the leftover soy sauce back into the serving bottles. Eeeew.

        1. re: kwanito

          Sweet. Thanks, I will stop by when I'm next in the mood for sushi. I'm glad to hear they have good sashimi too. Hooray for raw fish.

          1. re: kwanito

            I went to Tokyo Pop tonight. It was very good! Thanks for recommending it. I had the California roll, spicy tuna roll, and chicken katamaki. (What can I say, I wasn't in an adventurous mood.) All were excellent.

          2. re: piccola

            I saw Tomo when I was in the neighborhood about a week ago and was tempted. From what you say, I'm glad I didn't stop in. (I had some sort of Thai food across the street and about a block up from there, which was decent. Service was crap, though.

            Thanks for the Saji's suggestion. I'll put it on my list. Normally when I eat out I fly solo, but I have crowded restaurants, so will probably do the takeout.