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Sushi near Union Square?

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

    1. 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).

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

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        1. re: JennS

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

          1. re: bobby06877

            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.

            1. re: guttergourmet

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

        2. 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.

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

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            1. re: Lucia

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

              1. re: eve

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