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Sep 18, 2006 07:41 PM

Best Sushi West 80's

In NYC for a week... looking for best sushi West 80's

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  1. Sushi of Gari is just below 80s - Columbus and W. 76th or so.

    Haru on Amsterdam is decent. Roppongi is across the street from it but I don't know how it is.

    1. Neo is on Broadway and 83rd. It is probably the best in the West 80s, but it is expensive and inconsistent. You might do very well there, but it is far from assured.

      Haru is on 81st and Amsterdam. It has gotten pretty mediocre since Benihana bought it. The pieces of sashimi are gigantic and sometimes rubbery, but the drinks are pretty.

      Rappongi is across the street from Haru. It is popular but unspectacular.

      Gari is on 78th and Columbus (outside your parameters). It is not in the same league as Sushi of Gari on the East Side, but it is still quite good but very expensive.

      1. if you're willing to step outside your boundary, try yuki on 92nd/amsterdam or tenzan on 73rd/columbus

        the amsterdam ave. sushi corridor as discussed - all mediocre:

        planet sushi - 78th
        haru and roppongi - 81st
        sushi hana - 83rd
        kitaro - 84th

        agree that neo is uneven and overpriced. haven't tried west side gari.

        1. Neo is awful. Have eaten there several times as I live close by and always was amazed at how expensive it was-more than Nobu. My last visit there about 6-8 months ago was dreadful. Serious downhill alert-you are much better off at Gari, Sushi Hana, Haku on 89th Street, Haru & a place I can't remember the name of other than it begins w/an M (Maruyama maybe) on Columbus btw 83rd-84th Streets that I've been ordering delivery from that is pretty good & inexpensive. Have eaten dinner there 3-4 times as well and it is good quality food-I always get the King Crab sushi & they cook the crab on the spot-also make a decent chicken/pork katsu.

          1. Sushi of Gari is very good. It is at least as good as the one on the east side. Definitely sit at the sushi bar.

            There is no other sushi place on the west side that comes close to the quality of Gari.