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Nov 12, 2007 07:46 AM

Child Friendly Sushi in Manhattan

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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  1. 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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    1. re: samiam123

      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.

      1. re: kobetobiko

        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!

    2. Without knowing how well-behaved your kid is, I'm gonna recommend Todai ( 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.

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

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