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sushiman Oct 24, 2007 07:23 AM

Recommendations please?

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    dark knight RE: sushiman Oct 24, 2007 08:03 AM

    I haven't been, but really want to try Zenkichi. However, it isn't sushi I don't believe, if that's what you are looking for. More like Sakagura "tapas" place. You can check out a menu here:


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      dark knight RE: dark knight Oct 24, 2007 08:06 AM

      It didn't get raves here about a year ago, but sounds decent:


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        StrawbrryF RE: dark knight Oct 26, 2007 09:42 PM

        I went right when it opened, last winter. It's NOT sushi. And it's... eh. It's a fun concept but the food is nothing to write home about. I'd take friends you want to impress and order lots of sake.

        Also, there is no good sushi in Williamsburg. I've given up hope.

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          addROC RE: StrawbrryF Oct 30, 2007 09:51 AM

          No good sushi in the burg? can you honestly say you have tried it all? For people who may be a bit easier to please I would recommend Samurai on N. 6th & Bedford. And my personal favorite, Bozu, everything I have eaten there has been very tasty.

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            StrawbrryF RE: addROC Nov 2, 2007 09:04 AM

            I guess I'm spoiled. I used to live in LIC and Wasabi Boy by the Citibank tower was freakin' amazing AND inexpensive. And before that, in DC, ditto for Canal Sushi there.

            And yes, I have tried it all. In Williamsburg and Greenpoint.

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        GrnMntn RE: sushiman Oct 28, 2007 11:24 AM

        I went to Zenkichi for my birthday last week and had a memorable meal. The omakase for 2 was fabulous...loved everything. Amazing sake list...I tried a tasting of 3 different sakes. No sushi. A very authentic Japanese experience, in many ways.

        1. thievery RE: sushiman Oct 29, 2007 10:50 AM

          Bozu on grand is tasty. Nice outdoor space during warmer times.

          Mizu is soon to open on bedford. Their flatiron branch is very popular (perhaps more for the portion size than quality)... but still should be a step up for the neighborhood.

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            Widmark RE: sushiman Oct 29, 2007 10:53 AM

            the crowded korean/japanese place at the corner of N. 6th and Berry is suprisingly good. And the korean influence is a nice bonus, like the kimchee dumplings. For regular rolls, we prefer their spicy cruncy tuna to most other places.

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              lukebdonnelly79 RE: sushiman Nov 1, 2007 04:44 PM

              Bozu on Grand is good but the tab will get up there pretty quickly. I honestly like Samurai on Bedford and N 6th. Nothing amazing but its good and reliable

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                egable RE: sushiman Nov 2, 2007 09:28 AM

                Snacky on Grand between Bedford and Driggs is a great stand-by, though it's not entirely Japanese (they also serve Chinese and Korean). The place has a great vibe, well-priced menu, is open late (1am). The Wasabi Shumai and Curry Soba Noodle are delicious.

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