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Best midpriced sushi restaurant?

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jdf Feb 17, 2008 05:24 PM

Looking for a place that costs maybe a little more than your everyday, but not in the Yasuda level. Probably will just be ordering sushi platter with some extra pieces and not omakase. So, where is the best with this criteria? I've heard great things about Ushi Wakamura, Shimizu, Sushi of Gari. Would these fit the bill if I'm not doing omakase? Any other suggestions?

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    fooodie Feb 19, 2008 08:30 AM

    Yama on Irving.

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    Yama
    122 E 17th St, New York, NY 10003

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      jeanki Feb 19, 2008 05:42 PM

      Yama is mediocre in my book and specializes in the outdated monster sushi trend with oversized slabs of mediocre sushi.

      I agree with the above rec for Takahachi (also great for cooked food), a great deal for the price.

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        cchen Feb 20, 2008 09:23 PM

        I recommend Kirara. Omakase is $60, very creative and tasty.

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      kathryn Feb 17, 2008 06:32 PM

      You can do very well at Ushiwakamaru if you get the daily set ($35) which I think is 9-10 pieces or the 10 piece chef's special ($40). You can also go to Kanoyama and do the 8-piece "omakase set" for $30. Add on an appetizer or something, and that's a good amount of food for under $50.

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        foodwhisperer Feb 17, 2008 06:22 PM

        the places you mentioned are in the same category as Yasuda. I would try Kanoyama or Takahaci . 15 East is my favorite sushi place but it can get expensive. Sushi seki is very similar to sushi gari, same price too, You are best off with omikase, but can order off menu in any of the above.

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          thew Feb 18, 2008 06:10 AM

          i wouldnt call kanoyama cheap or even midrange. i spent as much there as at yasuda or gari.. and probably had less food, by weight, at that

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            hamstrman Feb 18, 2008 07:59 AM

            I agree with thew. I could've spent as much at Kanoyama as at Yasuda and not gotten as much sushi. I think Ushi can be very reasonable for a non-omakase meal. I spend $100-120 at Yasuda, $80-100 at Kanoyama and at most $60-70 at Ushi. If you get the predetermined platters, it's even cheaper like kathryn has pointed out. Shimizu also seems pretty reasonable if non-omakase.

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