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Nargila West 72nd - Improved plus Sushi

Howard Jan 31, 2007 05:34 PM

My wife and I had dinner there this evening and found the service much improved. The waiter was attentive and very eager to please. I spoke to the manager - Yuval - and he explained that they have taken steps to correct the service issues.
The food, as usual was excellent. This included the lentil soup, hummus platter and chicken kebab. In additon, there is now a Sushi bar, and there was a complimentary tasting.
We sat in front of the roaring fireplace and, all in all, had a wonderful dining experience.

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    brunodavid RE: Howard Feb 1, 2007 08:25 AM

    Does anyone else find it repulsive when an Israeli/Mediterrenean place serves sushi?? Stick to one cuisine!! Do non-kosher places do this too?

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      Clarissa RE: brunodavid Feb 1, 2007 10:50 AM

      I've made the same point. Such a weird notion. Sushi is one of those things that should really only be prepared, cut and served by people who really do sushi. I can't imagine buying sushi at a place that specializes in fallafel or pizza. Also, when raw fish is concerned, I would be a little worried about whether proper freshness, storage and refrigeration were priorities, and I'd stay away.

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        Howard RE: brunodavid Feb 3, 2007 03:24 PM

        It is odd, I admit. But Jews seem to be drawn to Sushi. The chef preparing it at Nargila appears to be Japanese and it is done at a "sushi bar" station.
        Mr. Broadway is the oddest, with Sushi, Chinese and Italian menus, in addition to the deli. Something for everyone.

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          zsero RE: Howard Feb 3, 2007 05:16 PM

          > "Jews seem to be drawn to Sushi."

          Yes, sushi seems to be the new Chinese.

          > "Mr. Broadway is the oddest, with Sushi, Chinese and Italian menus, in addition to the deli."

          I think you meant Israeli, not Italian.

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        JS69 RE: Howard Feb 1, 2007 10:49 AM

        I couldn't agree more. Certain foods should be kept seperate.

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          DeisCane RE: Howard Feb 1, 2007 11:31 AM

          I don't know of many non-Asian treyf places that serve sushi. There is a trend of more Chinese places offering it, but that's not as big a leap as from shawarma. :-)

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