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Best Sushi in Manhatten

FatEddy Apr 27, 2007 09:59 AM

Hi Chowhounds,
Appologies if this has been posted before but i'm in NYC for one weekend only at the end of May.

I'm looking for great Sushi which i hear you're good at.
My main criteria:
Value for money counts lots.
I don't mind where it is - good food is worth travelling to.
The food should be the star, i'm less worried about service.

Any suggestions would be very appreciated.

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  1. LFeinberg RE: FatEddy Apr 27, 2007 10:04 AM

    Sushi Yasuda

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      fsd1116 RE: LFeinberg Apr 28, 2007 02:29 PM

      Sasabune. However, read the threads and then decide.

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        gutsofsteel RE: LFeinberg Apr 30, 2007 05:43 AM

        Sasabune is clearly not in the top tier. Fish is crudely cut, service is rushed, and the variety of selection is not wide. Sasabune coasts on its CA reputation - and even in CA, it hasn't been good for a long time. For some bizarre reason, Sasabune is "hip" now in NYC - probably because it's a music biz hangout in CA and now is also to some extent in NYC - but is it absolutely not top tier sushi. Stick with Yasuda, Kuruma, Ushiwakamaru, Seki, Gari.

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        laughinglulu RE: FatEddy Apr 29, 2007 09:10 PM

        Sush of Gari UES location
        Omakase menu

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          E Eto RE: laughinglulu Apr 29, 2007 10:19 PM

          FYI, omakase menu is an oxymoron.

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          pcorntail RE: FatEddy Apr 30, 2007 07:05 AM

          15 East
          Sumile Sushi

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            FIFO22 RE: FatEddy Apr 30, 2007 07:18 AM

            Again I must recommend Jewel Bako. Sushi is fabulous and icing on the cake... service is phenomenal. I've been there twice and came out with the total bill under $200 per couple (including wine and sake) with more than full bellies!

            Negitoro large roll is one of my favorites there.

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              gutsofsteel RE: FIFO22 Apr 30, 2007 07:54 AM

              Jewel Bako is a shadow of its former self, unfortunately. 15 East should have been on my earlier list...it is wonderful. The former Jewel Bako chef is there now.

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                FatEddy RE: gutsofsteel May 21, 2007 03:10 PM

                Thanks everyone. From what i've read here and elsewhere on the board I've booked in at Yasuda infront of Yasuda. Shoud i be slightly scared, i'm happy to try anything but i'm not that clued up about sushi?

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                  tpigeon RE: FatEddy May 21, 2007 03:21 PM

                  Nope it is amazing. You will come out very happy. BTW their vanilla ice cream is outstanding if you want dessert.

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