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Fugu in Manhattan?

Lici Sep 18, 2006 05:31 PM

My dad is coming to visit in November and has made a special request to try Fugu while he is here. I had it as sushi at Bond St. but that was over a year ago and the last time I was there it was no longer on the menu. I didn't see it on the menu when I ate at Jewel Bako or Nobu and haven't been to other Japanese restaurants where I would expect to find it (maybe Morimoto, Yasuda, Masa?). I understand the chef has to be specially trained to serve it, but I am uncertain of the chefs that are.

My father hasn't been to manhattan in over 30 years and promising him Fugu was one of the only ways I could get him on a plane so any and all suggestions are greatly appreciated!

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    Phil E RE: Lici Sep 18, 2006 06:14 PM

    I know it has been spotted at the special chef's omakase counter at Morimoto, although since the menu changes daily I would call ahead and ask if it will be available when you are going. Not sure if Morimoto himself has to prepare it, though, and if so not sure how often he is still behind the counter these days.

    1. Woodside Al RE: Lici Sep 19, 2006 07:38 AM

      Fugu season runs from the beginning of October through March, so it is only available for part of the year.

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        baconstrip RE: Lici Sep 19, 2006 03:24 PM

        i know for sure that masa serves fugu during the season, which hasn't started yet. you should call in ahead to check.

        1. Ali B RE: Lici Sep 19, 2006 04:28 PM

          I believe Sugiyama has Fugu sometimes... I would call and ask.


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            eaterdrinker RE: Lici Jan 3, 2007 09:10 PM

            I was at Bondst last night and they had it and it was goooood

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