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delicious, affordable sushi?

oishiimonogasuki Aug 2, 2008 05:59 PM

I'm a sushi monster and have found a lot of places I love, but I'm looking for somewhere new. Any suggestions? (Some of my favorites to date are Go in St. Mark's and Marumi on Laguardia--real, classy, and you can get in and out without losing your entire wallet.)


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    joshypants RE: oishiimonogasuki Aug 13, 2008 08:02 AM

    Not sure what your range (geography-wise) is, but I have become a big fan of Sushi Yama, at 268 Prospect Park West (not to be confused with nearby Sushi Yu), in Windsor Terrace. I was skeptical at first given that it often seemed quiet and is not Japanese-owned, but Sonny hires good chefs and the fish has been consistently excellent (one night the saba tasted a little old, but not severely so, and other nights it has been great). They often don't have certain things in stock, I suspect due to low demand, but especially given their prices, it's my new sushi default.

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      Jeffsayyes RE: joshypants Sep 10, 2008 04:09 PM

      Being out of fish is a good thing in a sushi restaurant. It is a clue that you have fresh fish and not a big freezer.

    2. citysweettooth RE: oishiimonogasuki Aug 13, 2008 02:23 PM

      I like going to East for conveyer belt sushi. Mondays they have discounted tuna and discounted salmon on Tues. It's also fun to watch the sushi go by on the belt.

      East Japanese Restaurant
      366 3rd Ave
      Btwn 26th & 27th St

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        hamstrman RE: oishiimonogasuki Aug 21, 2008 07:52 PM

        My guilty pleasure (incredibly guilty) is Chikurin. The original is at 1105 Quentin Road in Brooklyn, but there are others.


        I eat at Yasuda and Ushi Wakamaru and Taro... and yet I still eat at this place! It's just so damn tasty! I love their spicy tuna rolls and their Wasabi Roll with sweet shrimp, tamago and wasabi tobiko. And their Rock N Roll with salmon skin, eel and tamago... It's incredibly cheap and yet it's not offputting in its quality. As I've said, I quite enjoy it.

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          drmoze RE: oishiimonogasuki Aug 23, 2008 10:15 AM

          Check out Funayama on Greenwich in the W Village. AYCE on M-Th (don't cringe!): you order everything off a paper slip, incl. a variety of rolls (reg., inside-out, handrolls). Best eel I've had anywhere! It'sonly about $23, and the fish is fresh and tasty.Don't miss the scallops either.

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            marlie202 RE: oishiimonogasuki Aug 27, 2008 02:13 PM

            just ate at Planet Sushi on the UWS--really delicious and reasonable

            1. kcijones001 RE: oishiimonogasuki Aug 28, 2008 08:26 AM

              Tomoe Sushi
              172 Thompson Street

              29 Second Avenue, near Second Street

              32 Avenue A,
              near Third Street

              285 Mott Street, near Houston Street

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                hamstrman RE: kcijones001 Sep 6, 2008 04:01 PM

                Esashi is closed. Tomoe just sucks. I've never heard of Capitol or Mottsu.

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