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Just how expensive IS Ginza Sushiko!?!?!?

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JustinRush Apr 27, 2001 04:11 PM

I've long heard that Ginza Sushiko is probably the finest Sushi Restaurant in the U.S., and also by far the most expensive. I read a post a while back that said one can expect to spend 200-300 dollars per person to eat there. So I asked a guy I know who eats out a lot on an extremely high-end corpoarte account (he works for a bank and is constantly wining and dining people) if this was true. He gave a sneering chuckle and said "no, it is much more expensive than that". I thought that he was just blowing smoke, so I pressured him to tell me how much. He said he regularly spends four to five hundred per person, sometimes more!

So I'm wondering, has anyone been there recently? Is it really that expensive? Are there any recent highly detailed reviews of this place? What could they possibly be serving to warrant such a price tag? Does the price reflect the quality of food/service/knowledge etc. or is it just to keep the riff-raff (i.e. me) out? Inquiring minds want to know!

peace and grub y'all

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    Kara Elise RE: JustinRush Apr 28, 2001 05:55 AM

    Haven't been, but as curious as you. Have read in various reviews that it's similar to a prix-fixe and is currently $300 a person. Then sake and cocktails, and tip, and you could easily be looking at $500+ like your friend said.

    Any reviews??

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      Deborah RE: Kara Elise Apr 29, 2001 01:46 AM

      Eric Asimov wrote a great review about Ginza Sushiko about a year ago. I am sure you could find it by doing a search on the New York Times site.

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        Jay Weston's Restaurant Newsletter RE: Deborah Apr 30, 2001 01:14 AM

        Go for lunch, it will cost about $150. and, while good, is not worth it. Rather, spend half at Matsuhisa (129 N. la Cienega) for almost the same fare.

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