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Teaching a friend to eat sushi. I was thinking Haru or Yama - can't decide or know of any other ideas?

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  1. sounds like you want a sit down joint, but i got to recommend chef & co's sushi. it's a catering company with a store front & some of the best values for lunch sushi in the area. last time i ordered a spider roll, the fried up the soft shell crab right then and there (meant i had to wait for it, but it was worth it). the price/value of the seaweed salad can't be beat.

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    1. re: gomuppets

      Where is chef & co?

      1. re: Nikki NYC

        Chef & Co is on 18th between 5th & 6th ave.

      2. re: gomuppets

        YAMA, Irving and 17th or 18th. Hard to find, down under a corner brownstone. Just about the best sushi in NY:

        http://www.sushinyc.com/show_rest.asp...

        1. re: ChefBoyAreMe

          Have to respectfully disagree. Yama sushi is just average, and a few leagues below Kanoyama and 15 East.

      3. Mizu Sushi

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        1. re: LeahBaila

          Or Hasaki on E9th. It's kind of close to Union Square, even though it's definitely in the EV.

          1. re: LeahBaila

            I second Mizu. I really find the quality to be fantastic.

          2. 15 east
            http://www.savorynewyork.com/wiki/15_...

            1. Also Kanoyama on 2nd Ave and 11th Street.

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              1. re: jdream

                Yes yes yes yes! Forget Mizu...go to Kanoyama!

              2. Japonica on 12th and University! Won't don't people ever think of this place? I love it!

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                1. re: Nikki NYC

                  I always think of it and it's good BUT I think that it's really overpriced.

                  1. re: jdream

                    Agree with jdream. Mediocre sushi; only if you like fusion rolls. Not for sushi purists.

                2. YAMA!

                  1. I agree with other hounds on ditching Yama. Mediocre and scarily huge pieces of sushi that can make you choke! Not a good place to teach someone to appreciate sushi.

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                    1. re: pinkylechat

                      Ugh! That is my sushi pet peeve! I'd much rather have smaller pieces of sushi than feel like I'm getting "value" with carpet-sized slabs. Choking to death does not equal value--especially if you think your friend may be squeamish about it.