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abby11201 Mar 10, 2007 06:18 AM

I've heard great things about Taro, but does it have a nice/festive vibe? I'm in Cobble Hill and would be happy to go to Park Slope too. TIA

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    jdf Mar 10, 2007 06:37 AM

    Although the sushi is great, it doesn't really have a festive vibe. The room is small and pretty plain. Nothing wrong with it, but nothing that really provides the ambience you're looking for.

    1. EJC Mar 10, 2007 02:00 PM

      While I'm a huge Taro fan, the atmosphere isn't what you're looking for.
      Last night we ate at Cube 63, the fish was excellent and ambiance was significantly more festive.

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        millerd Mar 10, 2007 02:23 PM

        You could consider Blue Ribbon Sushi in Park Slope. I think Taro is a better value for the money, but its not a very nice space. Blue Ribbon Sushi is very good, though a bit expensive for the quality - but for a special occassion it may be worth it.

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          Marion Morgenthal Mar 10, 2007 05:22 PM

          I think Ki Sushi on Smith Street (Dean/Pacific) is lovely--definitely a place that lends itself to a special occasion. We've always been happy with the food and service as well.

          1. jen kalb Mar 10, 2007 05:27 PM

            what about Nouvelle, in Bay Ridge? never been but others have recommended.

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              carfreeinla Mar 10, 2007 06:30 PM

              I have had far better meals ate Nouvelle than at any of the Park Slope restaurants. They have downstairs room ( and a backyard). Worth the trip...

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                scooter Mar 11, 2007 10:23 AM

                I hate to be a spoilsport, but I don't think Nouvelle is a good pick for this poster. Since the reopening I've only sat upstairs, and I really *don't* like the atmosphere. Claustrophobic, music is too loud (and bad), staff is a little oblivious...ultimately it is "too Bay Ridge" for me.

                I do think Blue Ribbon Sushi is a nice room, good fun if you don't mind spending some money.

              2. pitu Mar 11, 2007 08:41 AM

                For atmosphere and quality sushi, Blue Ribbon Sushi on Fifth Ave. They have a very beautiful and impressive omakase that would be fabulous for a birthday celebration.

                For everyday: high quality sushi when ambience doesn't matter, Taro.

                For a groovy fun place with a cocktail bar and tasty inventive rolls sushi and other stuff, Nana on Fifth Ave is fun. The roti canai there is delicious. It a great place for a group.

                Tamari (on Fifth Ave near Union) has a high quality but small selection, and is also kind of fun for a small group in a loungey setting. The food is slow coming out 'cause one guy is practically doing it all by himself, good for hanging out.

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                  graphisbeb Mar 11, 2007 06:38 PM

                  I second Ki Sushi - their sushi/sashimi is always amazingly fresh and their rolls are inventive and delicious. Plus, the decor is pretty cool for the neighborhood. Minimal with dark wood, candles. A lot of fun for a group/celebration. One of the few places in the neighborhood I really enjoy.

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