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Best Lobster Sashimi?

mr_seabass Jan 3, 2008 11:43 AM

Where should i go for a still twitching lobster sashimi delight? I used to get it when I lived in Johannesburg of all places, but don't know where to get it in NYC.

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    hamstrman Jan 3, 2008 01:59 PM

    The newly reopened Ushi Wakamaru! They pull it right out of a tank for you and you're eating it before it stops moving.

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    1. re: hamstrman
      guttergourmet Jan 3, 2008 04:51 PM

      Hamstrman-have you been to Ushi since it reopened? How was it? Is the lobster sashimi something new? Soto also has great lobster sashimi. Blue Ribbon Sushi was the forerunner I believe.

      1. re: guttergourmet
        hamstrman Jan 3, 2008 06:02 PM

        I'm going to the new and improved Ushi tomorrow night with some friends. I'll report back after I do. The lobster sashimi isn't new. I've ordered it before and they pull the lobster right out of the tank, take the tail off, cut it into about 6 pcs and put it on rice. It was sushi, not sashimi, but clearly you can get it with or without rice.

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      kathryn Jan 3, 2008 01:31 PM

      Try this thread on live lobster sashimi and other delicacies:

      1. Miss Needle Jan 3, 2008 12:11 PM

        I believe Jewel Bako has it.

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          kobetobiko Jan 3, 2008 01:04 PM

          I used to have Lobster sashimi at Jewel Bako and they were certainly top-notch. However, that was before Chef Shimizu left and went to 15 East. Since then I haven't been to Jewel Bako, but I am sure they still offer it.

          And of course now you can get it at 15 East!

          1. re: kobetobiko
            thegreekone Jan 3, 2008 08:40 PM

            With all fairness to Shimizu, Bako has gone through a fair share of chefs and has always remained a more than dependable destination. I will soon be moving to a place equadistant from Bako and Bond St. and I am pumped.

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