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good sushi in fun restaurant

Butterfly123 Jan 8, 2009 08:54 AM

can someone please recommend a good sushi restaurant in fun atmosphere restaurant? i like bond st or sushi samba. sushi of gari is good but don't like the atmosphere so much.. looking for evening night out but not too expensive but good sushi in a fun place.
is blue ribbon or matsura? thank you

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  1. MMRuth RE: Butterfly123 Jan 8, 2009 08:58 AM

    Have you been to the UWS Gari? I don't know that i's "fun", but it's a much prettier room. I like Blue Ribbon, usually go for lunch, but it has a nice room as well.

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      Butterfly123 RE: MMRuth Jan 8, 2009 09:14 AM

      yes, i have only been to uws on 46th location and did not like the atmosphere..

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        MMRuth RE: Butterfly123 Jan 8, 2009 09:50 AM

        Ah ok - because the UWS one (haven't been to the 46th St. one) is much nicer than the UES one. What about 15 East? Great sushi, and cool vibe.

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      eameyer RE: Butterfly123 Jan 8, 2009 09:47 AM

      Tao or Aja both Midtown East. Ono Meatpacking.

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        quizkiddonniesmith RE: Butterfly123 Jan 8, 2009 10:07 AM

        Morimoto, Ono, Geisha

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          sloane RE: Butterfly123 Jan 9, 2009 08:01 AM

          I know there are mixed feelings on Haru, but I've always like the one on Park and 18th. The sushi is good and reasonable in price and the cocktails are delicious. The space is large and there is always a fun vibe.

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            mch RE: sloane Jan 9, 2009 12:14 PM

            i agree. i like the haru on park. it has a vibe to it and food is always good.

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            david sprague RE: Butterfly123 Jan 9, 2009 11:42 AM

            natsumi on 50th between b'way and 8th might work. the bar room has an especially good vibe and you can order the full menu there

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              chow_gal RE: Butterfly123 Jan 9, 2009 01:13 PM

              EN Brasserie in Tribeca is a grogeous, sexy space with a party atmosphere and eclectic menu. Though an izakaya, it also has sushi and other examples of Japanese cuisine.

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                foodwhisperer RE: chow_gal Jan 11, 2009 11:44 AM

                En is a nice place. Its in the West Village on Hudson St. near Leroy. Based on the fact that you like Bond St. I'd have to say try Megu. It's an 8 million dollar renovation and really nice bar. Other places similar would be Japonais. Or maybe even sushi samba for a fun place

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