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Sushi around Union Square

hungrylikethewolf Aug 1, 2007 08:53 AM

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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    gomuppets Aug 2, 2007 12:22 PM

    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
      Nikki NYC Aug 2, 2007 08:03 PM

      Where is chef & co?

      1. re: Nikki NYC
        gomuppets Aug 3, 2007 09:37 AM

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

      2. re: gomuppets
        ChefBoyAreMe Aug 3, 2007 07:57 AM

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


        1. re: ChefBoyAreMe
          kobetobiko Aug 3, 2007 08:12 AM

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

      3. LeahBaila Aug 2, 2007 12:25 PM

        Mizu Sushi

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        1. re: LeahBaila
          egit Aug 2, 2007 12:34 PM

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

          1. re: LeahBaila
            mr_seabass Aug 3, 2007 06:14 PM

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

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            lanadai Aug 2, 2007 12:36 PM

            15 east

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              jdream Aug 2, 2007 01:26 PM

              Also Kanoyama on 2nd Ave and 11th Street.

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              1. re: jdream
                LeahBaila Aug 2, 2007 01:27 PM

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

              2. Nikki NYC Aug 2, 2007 08:02 PM

                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
                  jdream Aug 3, 2007 07:36 AM

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

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                    kobetobiko Aug 3, 2007 08:10 AM

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

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                  jimnorton Aug 3, 2007 09:21 AM


                  1. pinkylechat Aug 6, 2007 01:41 PM

                    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
                      egit Aug 6, 2007 02:17 PM

                      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.

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