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Jun 12, 2008 08:31 PM

Need Sushi recs. in Murry Hill area...

Can anyone recommend their best Sushi finds in the Murry Hill area, i have a bad habit of going to Misu Sushi all the time, and it's good, but i feel there are others out there i should be trying!



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  1. Try Sushi Sen-nin on E. 33 St. between Park and Madison.

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    1. re: ellenost

      Haven't been there for a while, but second the rec based on great memories...

      1. re: ellenost

        Love Japanese food (my wife is Japanese) and regularly go out to a few favorite places (Torisu for yakitori, Sakagura, etc). I read the numerous recommendations of Sushi Sen-nin, and went there for lunch today, had the prix fixe sushi lunch (5 pieces of sushi, one spicy tuna roll). Total price = $30. It was INCREDIBLY disappointing, given all the hype. Quality of fish was simply "not very good." It wasn't bad, it just wasn't very good - looked and tasted as if it had been sitting out a bit too long, flabby texture. I don't think there was a native Japanese sushi chef in the place (perhaps the senior itamae-san is Japanese, but I heard no Japanese spoken in the restaurant). The waitstaff was nice, but not polished - I left the fish half-eaten, and no one inquired why. Two other pet peeves here -- 1) The bill total was $27, I put down 2 twenties, and they gave back 3 dollars and a ten - that is simply either presumptuousness of a lack of thinking; and 2) this one absolutely floored me - the check came with one of those tiny Hershey's Mr. Goodbar's - chocolate is probably the last thing you want in your mouth after a sushi meal, and the rock-bottom chocolate with peanuts is the worst option in this really dismal direction. I can't recommend this place if someone wants real Japanese sushi. There must be much better places.

        1. re: scrantonian

          $13 is correct change if you left $40 for a $27 bill. I actually like the Hershey's chocolate candy (I personally don't like Mr. Goodbar, but the plain chocolate is just right for me after a sashimi dinner.) As the saying goes "chacun a son gout". I stand by my recommendations of Sushi Sen-nin.

            1. re: scrantonian

              I found the fish to be fresher than others (not Yasuda of course) but the rice to be too dense. They use a black vinegar which may or may not have been the cause. For the money, it didn't seem worth it, except maybe for sashimi...

          1. It may be on the far limit of Murray Hill but, try Yama, at 49th and Second, about 100 feet from the corner, where Mee Noodle is located. Its the newest, best designed Yama. Not as crowded as the original. Very good sushi, good rolls, tempura, pretty room. Best we've had in the midtown area, essentially, unless you spend a whole lot more money.

              1. Yasuda is not that far...

                1. Used to order from Azuki when I lived in MH.