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Indian or Sushi Place on UWS for Thursday Night Date

Marginwalker Aug 24, 2009 07:18 PM

Need an indian or sushi place on the UWS for a second date this Thursday night.

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    Pan RE: Marginwalker Aug 25, 2009 12:33 AM

    Perhaps Indus Valley on 100th and Broadway. I've enjoyed my meals there, though they can be a little rich and are slightly pricey. But I haven't tried the Indian places on the Upper West Side that other hounds prefer. You would do well to search "UWS Indian," "Upper West Side Indian," etc., and likewise for sushi. Enjoy your date!

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      Marginwalker RE: Pan Aug 25, 2009 06:09 AM

      Thanks Pan,

      I was considering Indus Valley, but wasn't sure if it is a date friendly place? I'd actually prefer sushi, and was considering Haku or Momoya, but again I'm not sure if these are date appropriate places? Would also consider tapas,

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        msny98 RE: Marginwalker Aug 25, 2009 06:23 AM


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          Marginwalker RE: msny98 Aug 25, 2009 06:32 AM

          Is Momoya good for a date? How is the food and atmosphere?

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          Pan RE: Marginwalker Aug 25, 2009 10:46 PM

          I think Indus Valley is appropriate for a date. Sorry, I have no input on sushi on the Upper West Side.

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        whitneybee RE: Marginwalker Aug 25, 2009 07:42 AM

        Have you been to Neo? It's not my personal favorite sushi place, as I tend to be more of a purist, but if you're into Japanese fusion, I think it would be a good place to go for a date. I went again on Sunday and found the fish really fresh and very good, and my boyfriend really enjoyed his tuna dish.

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          Marginwalker RE: whitneybee Aug 25, 2009 07:56 AM

          Thanks...How is the noise level at Neo?

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            Marginwalker RE: whitneybee Aug 25, 2009 04:03 PM

            I've never been to Neo...How is the cost compared to oher sushi places?

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              jimmu RE: Marginwalker Aug 25, 2009 04:32 PM

              Neo is outrageously overpriced

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                SRG RE: Marginwalker Aug 25, 2009 04:39 PM

                Don't go to Neo... very expensive. Gari is not cheap, but better imo. For indian, try Swagat, I think it's pretty good though no atmosphere to speak of. As an alternative, try Genaro for Italian or Kefi for Greek.

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                  Marginwalker RE: SRG Aug 25, 2009 04:51 PM

                  I used to really like kefi for dates, but I heard the new location isn't very much of a date place

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                    Marginwalker RE: SRG Aug 25, 2009 06:20 PM

                    I'm now open to any type of cusine, I usually go to Spiga, but would prefer some place a little less expensive

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                      Pan RE: SRG Aug 25, 2009 10:46 PM

                      I love the food at Kefi, but it can be really loud, not really suitable for a quiet date.

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                        whitneybee RE: SRG Aug 29, 2009 10:06 AM

                        Agreed. I find it very expensive and not necessarily worth it (although I did enjoy what I had last time) but the boyfriend loves it and it was his birthday so we went. I just thought cuisine-wise it might fit the bill for this occasion.

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                    justinb914 RE: Marginwalker Aug 26, 2009 07:41 AM

                    I'll second (or third?) Momoya. Sushi is more reasonably priced than Neo and I like the atmosphere better. It's an appropriate date place. The back seating area has more secluded tables (in the corners).

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                      UWSEater RE: Marginwalker Aug 26, 2009 12:05 PM

                      I'd say Momoya is the most appropriate out of the choices for Sushi. Much better atmosphere than other places in the area, reasonably priced, and good fish and prepared dishes.
                      For Indian, Swagat is good, and has a nice interior. Indus Valley is decent food, but I've only had delivery from them. Earthen Oven has very good food, but the atmosphere isn't the best. Pasha (Turkish) would be a good place to go, nice atmosphere, and very good food when I've been there.
                      I wouldn't suggest Kefi unless you can eat downstairs. The upstairs is loud and can be tough to converse in. I like the downstairs for a date, but upstairs might be a bit too much.

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                        Pan RE: UWSEater Aug 26, 2009 02:04 PM

                        The last time I was there, I ate downstairs and it was very loud.

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                        ansingh RE: Marginwalker Aug 29, 2009 10:07 AM

                        there is no good indian on the UWS. if u want indian go to tamarind or bhatti in curry hill. citrus has good sushi and so does amber.

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