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Where can I find the best Japanese food in Westchester or Fairfield county?

saltyqueen Jul 17, 2009 12:32 PM

I live in Greenwich, so either county will do. I am dying to find a place that serves really top notch fresh sushi and Japanese food. Anyone know of a place?

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    ls532 RE: saltyqueen Jul 17, 2009 01:39 PM

    Sushi Nanase in White Plains, make sure you make a reservation!

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      Jon1856 RE: saltyqueen Jul 17, 2009 04:53 PM

      Welcome to Tristate area.
      IIRC there are several threads covering both Japanese and sushi here in the Tri-State section.
      Use the search this board to locate them.
      And if you enjoy yourself at one, please let the rest of us know.

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        Scotty100 RE: Jon1856 Jul 17, 2009 05:05 PM

        Kira Sushi in Greenwich is a preferred venue of mine. Superior quality of fish imo.

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        sfoss17 RE: saltyqueen Jul 29, 2009 01:11 PM

        I'm a sucker for Sakura in Westport. It's been there a long time & it's consistently good. The sushi is excellent & always VERY fresh. I've never left there disappointed.

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          kaaaassss RE: sfoss17 Jul 29, 2009 01:26 PM

          Sushi Nanese in White Plains

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          westchesterdiner RE: saltyqueen Jul 29, 2009 03:04 PM

          Masuki Japanese Delicatessen is a little hole in the wall at 109 Halstead Ave. in Harrison. This place has the best "home cooking" Japanese food anywhere! Their menu is quite limited, but the owners will treat you like gods and the food cannot be matched.
          Now, understand that this is not fusion food or upscale Japanese food. This is food like a Japanese Grandma would cook or that you would find at local restaurants in Japan. They offer rolls and sushi - very fresh, very delicious, very simple.
          Their plated dinners are where they knock it out of the park! They have Osouzai, lots of eel, pork cutlet with egg and onion over rice (yumm!), tendon, unadon, fresh ramen, curry udon, nebayaki udon, and Japanese Curry!
          I have said it before on CH, but they have the absolute best Japanese curry that I have ever eaten - and I've eaten a lot. My husband is Japanese from Hawaii and has probably eaten curry at least once a week since he was born. He also swears that this is the GREATEST curry on Earth. Go try it out - you won't be disappointed!
          very, very reasonable prices.

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            cubanat RE: westchesterdiner Jul 29, 2009 03:52 PM

            I have heard this before about Masuki. I will try tomorrow night and report back. it will be refreshing to not sit in a fusion place that spends more on decor and music than on the food and staff training.

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              MRS RE: westchesterdiner Jul 29, 2009 04:32 PM

              This sounds excellent! Very real deal. I can't wait to try it! It's open for dinner, I take it?

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                westchesterdiner RE: MRS Jul 29, 2009 06:20 PM

                It's open lunch and dinner every night except Sunday. They put in a hibachi table a few months ago, but I haven't tried that yet. I find myself getting their curry over and over again - it's addictive!
                They do take reservations and the place is very small, so it might not be a bad idea.

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                Maryld RE: westchesterdiner Jul 30, 2009 08:08 AM

                According to Westchester Magazine, the chef and/or owner is one of the original Benihana chefs. I work in Harrison, but have never tried it. The curry sounds wonderful.

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                  unocal RE: westchesterdiner Aug 12, 2009 09:59 PM

                  thanks for reminding me to try this place!

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                    cubanat RE: westchesterdiner Aug 13, 2009 11:48 AM

                    All I can say is WOW and THANKS! Masuki was wonderful. You set it up perefctly. I now have a "Japanese Grandmother!"

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                      westchesterdiner RE: cubanat Aug 13, 2009 03:36 PM

                      Yeah! I'm glad to turn people on to this gem (as long as it doesn't get too crowded). The husband and wife owners are the best!
                      What did you have? Maybe you can also describe for the other CHs.
                      So glad you enjoyed it!

                  2. beccabones RE: saltyqueen Aug 9, 2009 07:12 PM

                    Kiku in Stamford has definitely stole my heart in the sushi department without having to go into the city.

                    Kiku Sushi Japanese Cuisine
                    1074 Hope St, Stamford, CT 06907

                    1. jfood RE: saltyqueen Aug 9, 2009 07:45 PM

                      For traditional Japanese Jfood also recommends Plum Tree in New Canaan. For some interesting Japanese, try Duo in Stamford. Amanda, who is a well respected poster in these parts, can give you the current rundown on Duo.

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                        kaaaassss RE: jfood Aug 9, 2009 08:05 PM

                        Sushi Nanese in White Plains.

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                        cubanat RE: saltyqueen Aug 12, 2009 01:20 PM

                        Finally tried Hajime in Harrison. Not as fancy as I thought but absolutley special in regards to food and service. Party of 2, tab was $66. 2 large pieces of eel. Age Dashi Tofu & green peppers. 4 "special"rolls & the Toro tartare. Top notch. I will try udon and sashimi next time. A refreshing treat on a hot August night. Tonight is Masuki...

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