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Mar 23, 2008 01:39 PM

looking to eat the best Sushi in BKLYN tonight

Where do you suggest?
I really like Hibino but, it is closed.
I was thinking about GEN- are there any others that are better?

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  1. Iron Chef House (Clark St. in Bklyn Heights) has phenomenal sushi. It's fresh and has a great variety of creative rolls. Tenda, a few blocks down on Montague, also has very fresh sushi. Both are highly recommended. Tenda, however, is pricier. In my opinion Iron Chef House is one of the best sushi places there is.

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      1. re: dark knight

        Am I the only one who knows about the 'dont eat sushi on a Sunday' rule?

        1. re: fishermb

          Is that still really the case though, since my understanding is that most sushi has to have been frozen to comply with FDA standards?

          1. re: jdf

            Especially if you're going to a place that uses high-quality fish from Tsukiji, it's all been flash frozen. The quality at Taro on Dean Street in Park Slope more depends on the sushi chef than the day of the week. They also tend to have more specials on Fridays and Saturdays, but other than that Sundays are a fine day to go there.

            1. re: lambretta76

              iron chef or cube 63.
              i'm still torn on the nosushionsundays rule. if anyone has serious insights on the matter, please let us know!

              1. re: vatl619

                I second Iron Chef, but only when the owner is in. He's in tonight, (Monday), I just picked up takeout (spicy dragon rolls). My fav.

                1. re: vatl619

                  What's the basis for the rule? All sushi except tuna is required by law to be frozen first I believe.

                  1. re: dark knight

                    I think the basis came from anthony bourdains book, kitchen confidential. He said that the fisherman are off on sundays so the fish won't be fresh. and monday is leftovers from sunday, so thats even worse in many cases. I don't know how true it is anymore at a regulated place. Plus that book is 8 years old already.

                    1. re: Jeffsayyes

                      And was he talking about sushi? Seems like it would be more applicable to unfrozen fish.

                      1. re: dark knight

                        Sakura is a real sleeper on 5th Ave, bet. 6th and 7th streets in Bklyn. Truly amazing sushi Wed. thru Sun. Also great saki selection. Very authentic Japanese. We sat at sushi bar one night for omakase and were blown away. Seems like they skirted A. Bourdain's no fish on Monday rule by giving the sushi chef the night off and just serving cooked food then.

      2. really surprised no one has mentioned it but our favorite, by far, is geido on flatbush avenue in prospect heights. really fabulous sushi - never ever been disappointed.

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        1. re: redgirl

          I've always been underwhelmed by the sushi there. Their cooked food, however, had been my goto in Brooklyn until Hibino opened up. (I still think it's pretty good, just not as good as Hibino.)