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lildiss73 Jun 12, 2009 07:29 AM

Can anyone recommend a good sushi place on the UWS that would be good for a date too?

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    mch RE: lildiss73 Jun 12, 2009 07:46 AM

    Haru, Citrus, Gari. there other sushi spots but i don't know them well. what type of atmosphere, price, how UWS you willing to travel?

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      lildiss73 RE: mch Jun 12, 2009 08:24 AM

      just looking for something a little quiet, dark, and romantic...moderate price, great sushi. I love NEO but too bright. :)

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        MMRuth RE: lildiss73 Jun 12, 2009 12:09 PM

        I think Gari is a prettier room than that at Neo, not too bright, and I think the sushi is far better, particularly given the prices at Neo. When I've been to that Gari, it's been quiet and a bit dark. I haven't been to the Haru on the UWS, but not a huge fan of the one on the UES. Same w/ Tenzan, for what it's worth.

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          whitneybee RE: MMRuth Jun 12, 2009 04:44 PM

          I haven't been to Gari, but I've been to both Haru and Neo with my SO, and I don't think either are the best date places. I can see Neo, maybe, but I found it expensive for what it was, and I'm not really into fusion sushi.

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            MMRuth RE: whitneybee Jun 12, 2009 04:47 PM

            Gari is kind of fusion sushi, but , to my mind, if you are going to have fusion sushi, you might as well go to Gari! I do love it - just as I do Yasuda, but they are completely different experiences.

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        lildiss73 RE: mch Jun 12, 2009 08:25 AM

        sorry, 70's thru 90's

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        notsochubbychubette RE: lildiss73 Jun 12, 2009 07:50 AM

        Haru - Amsterdam 80/81

        Sushi Hana - Amsterdam 82nd/83rd

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          whitneybee RE: notsochubbychubette Jun 12, 2009 10:26 AM

          Seconding Sushi Hana...I think it'd be good for a date. Ask to be seated along the wall, not in front by the door.

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          msny98 RE: lildiss73 Jun 12, 2009 10:12 AM

          Momoya - Amsterdam 80/81

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            taboo RE: lildiss73 Jun 12, 2009 01:06 PM

            Just went to HAKU on 89th and B'way the other night....very good and lots of people on dates there...although not very quiet.

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              domnicella RE: lildiss73 Jun 12, 2009 01:16 PM

              Citrus is pretty gross. They can't seem to get anything right. I'd do Gari or Momoya. Both nice, personal, great date places. Haru and Sushi Hana are too loud. Tenzan isn't a bad idea either.

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                uwser RE: lildiss73 Jun 12, 2009 04:34 PM

                It's not a "real" sushi place, but I like Amber (around 70th on Columbus) quite a bit. The back room is pretty cool and they have a great green tea margarita. I think it's a bit more trendy than most sushi places which always strike me as very boring inside. That said I've been married for 10 years, so maybe my idea of a good date place is way off-base:)

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                  MMRuth RE: uwser Jun 12, 2009 04:36 PM

                  I've been to that one once, and to the UES one a couple of times (all times with my husband of 14 or so years - we're never sure these days). The dining room is quite trendy as you say, and they do have good cocktails, but for pure sushi experience, and decor, I still prefer Gari. One of the turn offs for me at Amber is the huge pieces of fish. I think we went when the place was just open for a couple of weeks, and the service was pretty spotty, but that may well have changed, of course. Amber is one of those places that I go to where the bill always ends up being far more than I think it should be.

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