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TheKskis Nov 12, 2007 07:46 AM

Going into the city for 4 days this weekend with my wife and daughter. Any suggestions for a nice 4 year old friendly sushi place?

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    samiam123 RE: TheKskis Nov 12, 2007 05:41 PM

    Where will you be in the city? There are so many sushi places so I just want to help narrow down the search.

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      kobetobiko RE: samiam123 Nov 15, 2007 09:52 AM

      I would also help if you specify whether you are looking for top-notch sushi places or just neighborhood joints that also serve cooked food.

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        MMRuth RE: kobetobiko Nov 15, 2007 09:56 AM

        I often see children at Blue Ribbon Sushi in Soho for lunch - no reservations, but that is usually only a problem for dinner. I've also seen children at Sushi of Gari on the UES, and at our local cheap, weeknight place - Ichiro. My favorite story about Ichiro was a man who was taking his nephew there, and the nephew proceeded to take all the fish off the rice and only eat the rice. When the uncle inquired about this, the nephew said, oh I like sushi, but only the rice!

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      Andy T. RE: TheKskis Nov 15, 2007 09:13 AM

      Without knowing how well-behaved your kid is, I'm gonna recommend Todai (http://www.todai.com/locations.php) on East 32nd Street, between Madison and Fifth. It's a buffet and way closer to Teriyaki Boy than Yasuda (to put it mildly). OTOH, they charge kids by height and it's plenty raucous so a mini-meltdown wouldn't attract the slightest attention.

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        peachtart RE: TheKskis Nov 15, 2007 10:15 AM

        Sushi A GoGo in Lincoln Center At Broadway and 63rd has fresh sushi and a fun casual atmosphere.

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          Scarion RE: TheKskis Nov 15, 2007 12:17 PM

          Matsuri at the Maritime Hotel (9th Ave and 16th St). They're only open for dinner. Go early (6 pm) and they're really nice and accomodating. It's a large room and oddly child-friendly. And the food and service are really good. I'm a parent of a 4 and a half year old and we've been going as there (as a special event, it is pricey) a few times a year since they opened up.

          1. guttergourmet RE: TheKskis Nov 15, 2007 01:14 PM

            Sushiya in Whole Foods Bowery for kaiten (conveyor belt) sushi! It ain't Masa but the kids love it.

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