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Cheap Sushi [Midtown]

mrwynter Feb 12, 2009 11:06 AM

Is there a place to get affordable good quality sushi in Manhattan please? I am aghast at some of the prices I am seeing for online menus.

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    mch Feb 12, 2009 02:36 PM

    azuki is good. it is in gramercy but good sushi. not a take out/sit down joint but not a fancy place either.

    1. mrwynter Feb 12, 2009 12:02 PM

      We love to keep it around 75 a night for two..max 100

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        MMRuth Feb 12, 2009 12:12 PM

        Their menu is on menupages.com, so you can check it out there. If you don't drink, you can certainly keep it under that at the place I recommended. We tend to order some cooked dishes, a sashimi platter thing, then some a la carte pieces and/or some rolls.

        1. re: MMRuth
          mrwynter Feb 12, 2009 12:54 PM

          I am new to Manhattan so seek something mid town south since that is where we are...thanks..sorry I did not preface this before..

          1. re: mrwynter
            MMRuth Feb 12, 2009 12:56 PM

            Not a problem - I'll try to dig up a place we went to in Midtown that was pretty good and reasonable. Welcome to Manhattan!

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              MMRuth Feb 12, 2009 01:00 PM

              This thread might help:

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/585547

              Also, Sushi Yasuda is wonderful, and has a lunch prix fixe - though I've not tried it.

              This is the place I was thinking of - Sushi Jun:

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/506274

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                xigua Feb 12, 2009 01:05 PM

                I think Yasuda has sushi plates for dinner too that will not break your budget.
                List of East village sushi:
                http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/233916

            2. re: mrwynter
              k
              kathryn Feb 12, 2009 12:59 PM

              What about Shimizu or Hatsuhana?

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            kathryn Feb 12, 2009 12:56 PM

            Kanoyama (omakase platter of 8 pieces for $32), Lan (ten pieces for $35), Ushiwakamaru (15 pieces for $50), or Nori (10 pieces I think for $30 if you order the sushi omakase platter from the appetizers section) should do the trick.

            Not top tier but affordable -- "cheap sushi" normally frightens me.

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              iloveguacamole Feb 16, 2009 05:23 PM

              Recently went to Tsushima on 47th bet 3rd and Lex recently and was pleasantly surprised (we kinda wandered in not knowing what t expect). Excellent service (tea and water always filled) and it was about $60 including tip for 2 (but we weren't that hungry so for proper dinner it's probably more).

            2. MMRuth Feb 12, 2009 11:09 AM

              I don't know what your budget is, but our current favorite is Gajyumaru.

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/567839

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