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littleguy Dec 18, 2006 10:35 PM

I am taking my dad to Yasuda for lunch on Friday for a Chanukkah gift splurge. Does anyone have any recommendations/recent experiences that they would like to share? We definitely want to have the toro tasting, as my dad is a huge fan, but what else?

Thanks in advance and happy holidays!

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    bladerobbins Dec 18, 2006 10:54 PM

    Just make sure to get whatever the chef recommends that night. It will be incredibly fresh and delicious.

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      MMRuth Dec 18, 2006 10:56 PM

      I found the oysters particularly good there.

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      kenito799 Dec 18, 2006 11:20 PM

      The selection of different types of eel was really interesting and different than other eel I had had elsewhere. The Russian uni was wonderful. Salmon tasting was also great when I went--particularly King salmon, with white flesh. Agree with the oyster--sushi topped with some sea salt. You can't really go wrong with anything they recommend.

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        erica Dec 19, 2006 01:22 AM

        Yes, certainly the king salmon!

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        tpigeon Dec 19, 2006 03:50 AM

        Try their vanilla ice cream for dessert. It is delicious. Hope you are sitting in front of Yasuda at the bar btw.

        1. guttergourmet Dec 19, 2006 10:45 AM

          Uni, uni, uni, uni...and then for dessert-uni!

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            ESNY Dec 19, 2006 01:34 PM

            Request to sit at the bar in front of Chef Yasuda and have him to serve you whatever he wants. Best, and only, way to do it.

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              Fielding Dec 19, 2006 05:58 PM

              In my opinion, Yusuda has the biggest quality variance between sushi bar and table of any sushi restaurant in New York. If you can sit at the bar, I highly recommend it.

              1. Andrew P. Dec 19, 2006 06:31 PM

                I'm a fan of the Tasmanian trout, in addition to many of the already-named suggestions.

                I also try to get as many mackerel variations as are being served. Ditto for the uni. Just look at that day's fish menu and pick anything with a star next to it!

                Sitting at the bar (optimally in front of Yasuda-san) is integral to the experience.

                Have fun! It's one of my favorite places.

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                  Dave Feldman Dec 21, 2006 03:38 PM

                  The Tasmanian trout is my favorite, too. I'll try anything Yasuda-san recommends, but the T.T. is the one standby (and he usually recommends mackeral and some form of eel, too).

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