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Best sushi nr union square - tonight

syb Mar 4, 2009 03:14 PM

I like Blue Ribbon Sushi (but not the wait), Yama (but find the huge pieces inauthentic and huge). I'm not up for a trek tonight... any east village/union square sushi spots I have to try? Also trying not to break the bank but I don't like cheap sushi...


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    ian9139 Mar 4, 2009 04:16 PM

    15 East is very good but also very expensive. They also serve excellent soba, which, if you like it, could keep the cost down as compared to just sushi.

    Mizu is not in the same league, but is still good and might be a better option depending on how much you want to spend.

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    1. re: ian9139
      kobetobiko Mar 4, 2009 04:33 PM

      15 East isn't that expensive if you order off from their regular menu and not omakase. Since the OP like Blue Ribbon the regular sushi set should be fine. Otherwise you can go to Kanoyama. Even ordering the sushi / sashimi omakase off the menu and not the chef's omakase at the sushi bar will be a lot better than Yama.

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      mch Mar 5, 2009 05:07 AM

      azuki or haru on park. takahachi on avenue a is good.

      1. LeahBaila Mar 5, 2009 06:00 AM

        Syb, where did you end up? Thanks.


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        1. re: LeahBaila
          syb Mar 5, 2009 06:54 AM

          I ended up at Kanoyama and was not impressed with the quality of fish. Some of the fish (incl the tuna) seemed like it had been frozen, thawed too many times. My seaweed salad was served with almonds and raisins. This is not something I've seen before nor wish to. The service was good, people nice, and room pleasant. But I don't think I'll be going back.

          I'm the type of sushi eater who would rather abstain than eat subpar sushi...

          I will give 15East a shot and order a la carte, I'm curious to see if their quality is good. I'll also give Haru, Azuki and Takahachi a shot.

          Which of these will pass my picky standards?

          1. re: syb
            LeahBaila Mar 5, 2009 07:10 AM

            I'm sorry to hear that. Of those you mentioned, try 15 East next...I think it'll pass your picky standards. :)


            1. re: syb
              Ricky Mar 5, 2009 07:16 AM

              Avoid Haru, Azuki and Takahachi.

              Did you eat at the counter at Kanoyama and order ala cart or omakase?

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                mch Mar 5, 2009 07:49 AM

                ricky, i see you and i have different opinions on sushi. where do you suggest to dine then?

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                  Ricky Mar 6, 2009 05:50 AM

                  I like 15 East

                2. re: Ricky
                  syb Mar 5, 2009 01:44 PM

                  No, we were at a table (more conducive to conversation) and ordered omakase...

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