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TSUKUSHI (near UN) still good these days?

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Liquid Sky Sep 12, 2006 08:27 PM

Hi All,

I'm an ex-new Yorker visiting back for a few days. Wanted to know how Tsukushi is these days. Has anyone had their omakase lately?

Or other suggestions would be cool.

Thanks.

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    Liquid Sky Sep 15, 2006 03:39 AM

    insectrights: Will definitely check it out. If there are any other places you'd receommend with that Japanese down-home vibe, let me know.

    I remember stumbling upon a hidden, downstairs, club-like Japanese place a few years ago that had amazing plum wine, but I forgot to take down the name of it. The clientele was pretty much all-Japanese. It was also in the UN nabe.

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      insectrights Sep 14, 2006 02:30 PM

      It is better than just okay. Haven't been recently, but it is worth going out of the way for just to see how dedicated a chef can be.

      1. l
        Liquid Sky Sep 14, 2006 04:40 AM

        Interesting...I always had heard that Tsukushi was way above "just okay."

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          gutsofsteel Sep 13, 2006 03:44 PM

          Tsukiushi is, and always was, a simple neighborhood-feel place. The food is fine, but it's not very good. It's a sweet place, and it's reasonably priced. But it's not a food destination.

          1. l
            Liquid Sky Sep 13, 2006 03:15 PM

            Cool, Simon...thanks!

            1. l
              Liquid Sky Sep 13, 2006 01:58 AM

              Simon,

              Is there anything special I should request when going there?

              Cheers!

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                Simon Sep 13, 2006 03:13 AM

                Hi...well, generally i let the chef do his own thing...if you have anything you *don't* eat, it's fine to tell them beforehand of course...if they don't serve you the big salad at the end (sometimes it's w/ scallops, sometimes fried chicken, etc), you can request it as additional course (or i suppose you could tell them in advance that you've heard it's good but i'd say just leave things to chance and see what happens)...

                As for other restaurant suggestions: Ushi Wakamaru is now my favorite sushi place in the city -- traditional authentic sushi w/ many items flown in from Tokyo...have fun...

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                Simon Sep 12, 2006 09:22 PM

                i was there two weeks ago...while it was a solid meal, it wasn't quite as yummy as on some of my previous visits (there was a time when i was going there a couple times per month, but i hadn't been since March or so)...could have been just that the selections that night weren't my favs...they didn't do the wonderful salad as the final course, which is often my fav, esp. when they make it w/ scallops...go and tell us what you think...

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                  Liquid Sky Sep 12, 2006 08:52 PM

                  Thanks, sushiman! Do you think I'll need a reservation to sit at the bar for omakase?

                  1. s
                    sushiman Sep 12, 2006 08:41 PM

                    It is still there and still very good.

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