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Sushi near Union Square?

bobby06877 Sep 29, 2006 05:17 PM

Any good places for sushi in the Union Square area? I have heard mixed things about Yama and I don't really know the area that well. Any help is appreciated. Thanks

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    valerie RE: bobby06877 Sep 29, 2006 05:59 PM

    A little bit north of Union Square, but Mizu on 20th Street is good.

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      Kanger RE: bobby06877 Sep 29, 2006 06:00 PM

      I've been to Mizu @ 20th/Broadway and Choshi Sushi @ 19th/Irving Place a few times each ... didn't think either was remarkable, but both were fine.

      There's also Sushi Samba at 20th/Park Ave South but I've never understood it's appeal (and strongly disliked the only meal I've ever had there).

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        JennS RE: bobby06877 Sep 29, 2006 06:07 PM

        South of Union Square Japonica on University and 12th is good.

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          bobby06877 RE: JennS Sep 29, 2006 07:04 PM

          I forgot about Japonica. I have not been there before. Any "must try" recommendations?

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            guttergourmet RE: bobby06877 Sep 29, 2006 07:36 PM

            Japonica is reliable, good and somewhat expensive. Having said that, whatever the daily recommended fish are which are usually flown in from Japan, are usually good.

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              bobby06877 RE: guttergourmet Sep 29, 2006 07:40 PM

              Thanks gutter, I know you can be a tough but fair critic so your recommendation works for me.

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          calypsogirl RE: bobby06877 Sep 29, 2006 07:12 PM

          there's also japanois on 18th street btwn park av s and irving (you can sit in the lounge without reservations) and butai on 18th as well.

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            Lucia RE: bobby06877 Sep 29, 2006 07:34 PM

            I like Azuki. Nothing revelatory, but always well-prepared and well-priced.

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              eve RE: Lucia Oct 1, 2006 05:18 AM

              azuki is my favorite in the area--consistent good quality.

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                Aurorasbored RE: eve Oct 1, 2006 10:38 AM

                Also all-you-can-consume wine or sake at certain times.

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              chartreusevelour RE: bobby06877 Oct 1, 2006 12:28 AM

              whole foods.

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                chartreusevelour RE: bobby06877 Oct 1, 2006 12:29 AM

                but beware the horseradish in the wasabi. take out only. and bring your own wasabi.

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                  annies RE: bobby06877 Oct 1, 2006 09:06 PM

                  Yama is around Union Square isn't it? That was really good sushi, not big on atmosphere though.

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                    mkerekes RE: bobby06877 Oct 1, 2006 09:09 PM

                    Japonica is great, on 12th and University.
                    Make sure to get the Kobe beef appetizer, its amazing!

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                      keith RE: bobby06877 Oct 2, 2006 01:31 PM

                      If you're looking for somewhere cheap, Edo (on 17th?) is pretty serviceable. They also do a respectable Katsu.

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                        Sweatshirt Guy RE: bobby06877 Oct 2, 2006 06:48 PM

                        Taste of tokyo on 13th between 5th and 6th. Great sushi, good service and reasonable.

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