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Fun Sushi between Delancey and 14th.

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SupperClub Aug 27, 2007 10:59 AM

An old friend of mine is coming into town this weekend and wants to experience "NY sushi"-- whatever that may be. While I have places that I love (Aki on W. 4th, some place I fell upon on 7th ave, etc), I want to take her and her brothers to a place that's particularly "FUN", ideally in the LES, E Vill, Nolita or W. Village. Price needs to be reasonable, seeing as they're out of towners already incurring a lot of expenses. Please help!

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    SupperClub Aug 27, 2007 11:18 AM

    I'm not looking for trendy at all-- just a place with a good atmosphere (and good sushi) that's not too expensive.

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      eastvillgirl Aug 27, 2007 12:14 PM

      I second Leah Baila's recommendation of Esashi. Pleasant enough decor, not much of a scene, but wonderful sushi, especially considering the modest prices. Good jazz (Charlie Parker, Coltrane, Max Roach) is often on the sound system. I've eaten here 2-4 times a month for the last 4 years, and never a disappointment yet.

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      Lucia Aug 27, 2007 11:15 AM

      Cube 63

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        SupperClub Aug 27, 2007 11:19 AM

        Is that the BYOB place in the LES? That could be perfect! Is the sushi any good?!

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          Lucia Aug 27, 2007 11:21 AM

          That's the one. Sushi is good. The place is packed and loud, and they really pack you in there, but definitely a fun/festive vibe. They take reservations too.

      2. LeahBaila Aug 27, 2007 11:05 AM

        Do you mean trendy when you say fun? Like super chic atmosphere? I'm guessing that would be something along the lines of Haru or Sushi Samba (more "fun" than good food substance).

        For good sushi: Kanoyama, Esashi and I hear that 15 East is supposed to be fantastic.

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