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eattreat Aug 9, 2006 09:00 PM

I've tried Tamari and liked it.

Blue Ribbon looks too pricey.

Anyone tried Kiku?

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    MrsT Aug 9, 2006 11:41 PM

    Taro Sushi on Dean off 5th is really good and a favorite on this board. Yamato on 7th is also pretty good too.

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      AngelaH Aug 12, 2006 10:26 PM

      Nana on 5th is my favorite. They've also got some great bar-only deals that are a real bargain.

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        schofiek Aug 13, 2006 03:21 AM

        geido on flatbush and 7th is very tasty, well priced and fun atmosphere.

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          Pryncezzsarah Aug 14, 2006 01:10 AM

          Kiku is great, but the presentation is a bit too artsy. Two locations in Park Slope.

          Just went to Geido, very crowded, great sushi, eat at the bar.

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            Peter Cuce Aug 16, 2006 04:02 PM

            I think great is quite an exaggeration. They make sushi -- let's leave it at that.

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            Ralphus Aug 14, 2006 04:38 PM

            I regularly order takeout from Kiku. The lunch specials are a great value on weekend afternoons. I've never had a problem with the sushi/sashimi. The Peanut/Avocado roll rules.

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              CareyNava Aug 15, 2006 06:21 PM

              I agree! This place is fantastic with great attentive service and the fish always seems to be super fresh!

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                Offbalance Nov 22, 2006 05:33 PM

                Second! I've had takeout and eat-in with Kiku, and I've enjoyed both. It's pretty non-traditional as sushi goes, but the fish is fresh and the combinations are delicious.

              2. Woodside Al Aug 14, 2006 05:50 PM

                Taro, on the little piece of Dean St. between 5th Ave. and Flatbush, is a bit far north and doesn't look promising from the outside but is easily the best sushi place in the area, and most likely in all of Brooklyn and Queens.

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                  prunefeet Aug 14, 2006 05:53 PM

                  Yes, this place is the best I have had in the area.

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                  mjlr68 Aug 15, 2006 02:45 PM

                  Taro on Dean Street and 5th Avenue, without a doubt. And I love the fact that it's a small, simple place.

                  I used to like Geido, mostly because I liked being in the actual place. The food was always fair to good in the past, but I have to say that their food seems to have gone way downhill. Not sure why....

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                    gikid Aug 15, 2006 04:22 PM

                    I agree. I have not been happy at Geido lately. If you can make the treck to Prospect Heights, go to Sushi Gen. It's on Washington Avenue. Somtimes I dream of their Saku Saku roll. I think it's one of the best (reasonably priced) sushi spots in the city.

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                    caramania Aug 16, 2006 08:38 PM

                    Kiku is really great for its variety of vegetarian sushi - not just avocado rolls for those of us that are allergic to some seafood.

                    1. kraw Nov 22, 2006 04:44 PM

                      Kiku is good for rolls, but their sashimi leaves something to be desired. I second, third, fourth, fifth Taro on Bergen. Fresh fish, tasty rolls and sashimi, and amazing prices. Stands up in delivery, too. Yamato is pretty good, too. Their white tuna is like butter. Seriously--not even trying to imitate Linda Richman. And their servings are huge -- big fat rolls, and huge slices of fish. Their prices, however, are as high as Blue Ribbon sushi. Well, at least they give you bang for your buck. The atmosphere there is a bit antiseptic for my taste, but also good delivery -- not all sushi places are good when they leave the restaurant. . .

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                        dudeascending Nov 22, 2006 07:43 PM

                        Another vote for Taro -- get the monkfish liver appetizer and the sushi & sashimi combination for two. Good eats!

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                          akatsuki Feb 10, 2007 03:45 PM

                          I think Kiku's problem is mainly that they serve their sushi with chinese soy sauce, and a strong one at that. It just seems to taste better if I just use my one, then I am usually pretty happy about what I get...

                          1. Quine Feb 10, 2007 03:50 PM

                            I also like alot Sushi Yama, 268 Prospect park West. Small, nice sushi, great staff. family owned and run.

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                              allydee Feb 10, 2007 07:13 PM

                              taro gets my vote, especially for ordering in. i have found the sashimi, in particular, to be second to none in brooklyn. high qual fish and beautifully hewn. when they have toro or white tuna, get it!!! the rolls are good, but basic, which is my personal pref, anyway. what i appreciate the most, tho, is that my order has never failed to be professionally taken and delivered accurately and promptly. for dining out, i most often end up at nana or gen, with the former stronger in 'scene' and the latter in food. gen makes some gorgeous rolls and has a great saki selection. both also good for delivery.

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                                HankyT Feb 12, 2007 07:16 AM

                                I had bad sushi at Sushi Yama once about 2 years ago, takeout. Subpar gristly fish, ice cold rice, stale nori. It was certainly not made to order. Barely edible. I won't go back.

                                1. Quine Feb 12, 2007 08:57 AM

                                  I have been going to Sushi Yama weekly for over 6 months now, My usual Mondy Lunch, (and sometimes Fri. Dinner) and, I have to say, I do like it lots. Of course, that doesn't change your 2 years ago experience. Off to lunch there in fact. Ty, I will enjoy.

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                                    HankyT Feb 12, 2007 02:11 PM

                                    maybe i stumbled on a rare bad meal there. stranger things have happened. twice a week for six months certainly says something. i'll consider giving it another shot. it's pretty close to home after all. thanks.

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                                    JonL Feb 12, 2007 02:06 PM

                                    My experiences with Taro are delivery only---the quality of the fish has been impeccable. Superior. But after three tries this year I'm disheartened by what I consider an indifferent presentation (a rather haphazard mess strewn around the container) and a relatively small serving (sushi/sashimi combo). I'm disappointed enough to cross them off my list. Kiku has been very good. I recently tried Ki for the first time (Smith St, not Slope, sorry) and it was good although the most expensive around as far as I can see (don't know about Blue Ribbon--that's probably the highest.)

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                                      hamstrman Feb 24, 2007 08:15 AM

                                      JonL, nothing person but I must deem you clinically insane. Taro is amazing. I always get takeout and it's always wonderful presentation, never messy. And to stop ordering unnaturally perfect delcious sushi because it isn't the most beautiful presentation you've encountered is ridiculous! I mean I wouldn't eat a mushy mess of rice with a mangled cut of fish on top but Taro couldn't be farther from that! It's beautifully diverse and perfectly sized.

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                                        JonL Feb 24, 2007 11:37 AM

                                        hamstrman: If we were both standing here looking at the meal that Taro delivered to me (thrice) and differing in opinion as to whether my plate was half empty or half full, disappointing or sublime (reread my post---there is no agenda--the fish was outstanding, the value/overall package, not satisfying) I would accept that our perceptions differ and that's ok. If you were sitting in the audience after I had flown a solo to the winds and you shouted that I was clinically insane, I would be satisfied that your pronouncements were reasonable and possibly accurate. Neither being the case, I find your post absurd and insulting (if it were consequential). I stand by my post. As per the original post in this thread, I once again enjoyed a delivery from Kiku this week that was excellent. I look forward to the time that I might find the opportunity to enjoy a sit-down Omakase at Taro. I expect that will be worthy of all the word-of-mouth.
                                        Where on earth do you come up with the notion that your differing opinion/experience gives you the license to denigrate mine?! Oh, that's right---it's the INTERNET. My bad.

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                                          hamstrman Feb 24, 2007 12:29 PM

                                          You went from fine to enraged in less than a paragraph. I don't quite understand it. I read "I would accept that our perceptions differ and that's ok" and thought "This guy understands what I'm saying, but disagrees, at least he's cool about it".

                                          I have NO idea what this means "If you were sitting in the audience after I had flown a solo to the winds and you shouted that I was clinically insane, I would be satisfied that your pronouncements were reasonable and possibly accurate."

                                          And then you prove you're full-on crazy by jumping into this: "Where on earth do you come up with the notion that your differing opinion/experience gives you the license to denigrate mine?! Oh, that's right---it's the INTERNET."

                                          I also accept our opinions are different about Taro, and I in fact do accept that. I can't believe you think what you think, but you do and there's nothing more to it. But YIKES, cool down man...

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                                            sam1 Feb 25, 2007 10:43 AM

                                            my only issue with taro is that i had the omakase about a month ago and it was phenomenal...especially for the price. i had it again and a lot of the pieces the chef gave us the first time were gone. and he didnt replace it with anything else.

                                            maybe he liked us the first time?

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