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yoshika Dec 2, 2006 08:47 PM

Hi. I'm looking for a restaurant with great Lobster Sashimi with romantic atmosphere with reservation capabilities. I'm not familiar with NYC, so any advice would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

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    Simon Dec 2, 2006 08:52 PM

    it's not romantic in the traditional sense, but Ushi Wakamaru has lobster sashimi -- i watched the chef Hideo-san take apart a live one w/ his bare hands the other night...the vibe is sort of mellow there, sometimes mostly Japanese customers, traditional sushi, a simple room...but the sushi is fantastic, and i've had many a romantic evening that started there, followed up dessert&drinks at somewhere more cozy like Angel's Share or Raoul's...

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      yoshika Dec 3, 2006 01:57 AM

      UshiWakamaru does sound very nice. Do they usually have lobster or was that the special? I didn't see it on their regular menu.

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        Simon Dec 3, 2006 02:06 PM

        Not sure, but they have a big tank there, so i imagine it's regularly available...you could call and ask...212-228-4181...

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          big o Dec 4, 2006 01:41 AM

          There's usually lobster in the tank, but it's not a guarantee. I typically give the chef free reign to serve whatever he would like and, on a few occasions, he's ripped apart a lobster for me (for a single piece of nigiri -- I'm not sure who gets the rest). I've certainly seen the tank empty, though.

      2. guttergourmet Dec 3, 2006 01:10 AM

        I believe it's always available at Blue Ribbon Sushi.

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          yoshika Dec 3, 2006 01:56 AM

          Yes, but I hear Blue Ribbon doesn't take reservation. It's for his birthday, and I didn't want to make him stand in line...

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          Sarita586 Dec 3, 2006 07:52 PM

          they have lobster sashimi at Bond St. --amazing sushi/sashimi/rolls--very romantic atmosphere and you can make reservations on opentable.com

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            yoshika Dec 6, 2006 06:06 PM

            Thanks. The Bond St. look very promissing. I will check it out.

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              sushiman Dec 6, 2006 09:50 PM

              I was going to recommend Bond Street too.

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