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debmom Jan 23, 2010 11:56 AM

Has anyone been to Seasons in White Plains. They have a nice website and I wondered how the cooked food is?? And the sushi, is it fresh?

Thanks!

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    Mrs.Sean Oct 18, 2010 10:53 AM

    An October update: I was there on Friday night, my first time. I lovelovelove sushi but husband doesn't eat anything from the sea, so Nanase was out.

    Was definitely surprised at the decor to start with - quite old, shabby and dark. Not at all a problem, but if you're going expecting the full-on Mamaroneck Ave experience, go elsewhere. (A plus for many people, me included!)

    Even though it was pretty quiet, service was very spotty. There were only two of us but somehow it seemed impossible to achieve the simultaneous delivery of any of our courses. Husband had food; I didn't. I had food; husband didn't. Fortunately, sashimi/sushi doesn't exactly get cold, so we dealt.

    Thought it was odd when Husband asked about whether the gyoza had mushrooms in them (he's allergic), and they said, "oh, we buy them in frozen so I'm not sure." Well, first, you could look on the package. But second... you buy them in? I dunno, maybe I'm being naive but that really surprised me, especially as it's not one of those hugely bloated menus that you often get.

    The sushi? It was mostly very good. But again, service was sloppy. The uni nigiri with quail egg? The egg had sort of fallen off the top and was lying forlornly in a puddle next to it. As we'd waited so long for it, I didn't have the heart to send it back - heck, it tasted the same when I shoved it back on top with my fingers, like a 4-year-old. But still, it was just... weird. The server did apologize, but didn't offer to get me another.

    I'm not a big fusser and nothing was truly egregious (though it would have been if the food I had sitting in front of me for 15 minutes before Husband's arrived had been hot, not sushi), but it was just not a great Friday night experience. It felt like a very utilitarian evening out, which was a bit of a bummer, really.

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    Nanase
    522 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10605

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      Dim Sum Diva Oct 18, 2010 12:01 PM

      Been hearing good things about their Sunday Brunch ($16.95)-- has anyone been?

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      mbaggott Feb 21, 2010 07:38 AM

      Seasons is really "fabstastic" and the sushi is definitely fresh. We go there about once a week. We're going there today. Service is very good too. I recommend it

      1. MikiLovesSugar Feb 12, 2010 09:41 PM

        I just ate dinner here, and ive been here before..... I think the best way to describe this place is like, the food is good for the price.... The food is by no means bad... its really decent food, and some are very good (ie- Crystal Shrimp Gyoza)
        I wouldnt go here to have a really good sushi meal though!

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          anonymouse1935 Feb 13, 2010 12:02 AM

          Why go anywhere other than Sushi Nanase? They're one of the best in the area.

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            martyl9 Feb 13, 2010 06:19 AM

            agreed

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              debmom Feb 13, 2010 10:13 AM

              I've heard many times about the sushi at Nanase however I understand that they do not have any cooked food for those who don't eat sushi.

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                anonymouse1935 Feb 13, 2010 10:32 AM

                You are probably right -- close behind Nanase, then, would be Fujinoya in Hartsdale. They have tempura and sushi.

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                  debmom Feb 13, 2010 10:49 AM

                  Thanks, we like Fujinoya and Hajime for both cooked stuff and sushi.. Just lookinfg for some variey.

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                    cubanat Feb 13, 2010 03:38 PM

                    Fully agree Hajime is awesome.

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                      anonymouse1935 Feb 14, 2010 05:16 AM

                      Really? I found them just okay. Nanase is awesome.

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                  cubanat Feb 13, 2010 10:42 AM

                  True and it's a very tiny place & very expensive or rather priceless since the sushi is delectable. They also are run on the whim of the chef/owner of what he has/what's fresh which most of the time is fine but it's bad if your craving something specific. Seasons is more approachable and varied menu-wise. Haiku was just nauseating.

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                    kaaaassss Feb 14, 2010 06:00 AM

                    Nanase is a truly unique experience but it is not for every day sushi.

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            martyl9 Feb 10, 2010 06:56 PM

            Sushi seems fresh but last time eat there at sushi bar, noticed that the back wall was very dirty; even needed a painting; haven't been back. too bad, has a great saki list.

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              cubanat Feb 12, 2010 01:11 PM

              Craving age dashi tofu. Went to Haiku in white plains last night. All I thought about was eating at Seasons. Haiku was a beyond lame. Service was ok actually considering there was army of waitstaff standing around but the food was laughable and no age dashi tofu. It was like a bad tourist trap type of scene/menu. Seasons is by far superior (and no annoying techno music).

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              kingleer Feb 8, 2010 03:33 AM

              The sushi is, indeed, fresh — and very reasonably priced, especially for lunch. My only complaint is that, when the place isn't busy, the servers tend to hover. The second you set a utensil down, they're clearing it away. I suppose some could view this as efficiency, but my company and I found it a little annoying. I guess if you're there at a peak time, though, they're too busy to stand there and watch you eat.

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                debmom Jan 25, 2010 05:57 AM

                Thanks, all, we went for dinner Saturday night. Not crowded, the food was good, plentiful Japanese food. Nothing outstanding, nothing bad. Prices are reasonable considering the entrees include soup and salad. Enjoyed the fried tofu. Sushi is fresh and portions are large. I look forward to trying more items.

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                  wincountrygirl Jan 23, 2010 12:39 PM

                  I've never eaten there as I'm not a sushi fan, but I work in White Plains and lots of friends order from there and really like it.

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                    Dim Sum Diva Jan 25, 2010 05:20 AM

                    Ditto what wincountrygirl says-- my office orders regularly from them for lunch and they do not disappoint. We have also ordered sushi platters from them for parties that were very good. They have interesting monthly special sushi rolls, very creative, featuring seasonal foods. Many locals consider it a go-to place for Japanese food. The cooked food (chicken teriyaki, etc.) is good, bento boxes are plentiful. For standard not-too-fancy Japanese, this is a good place. It's usually not too hard to get a table.

                    I would like to hear from anyone who has tried their Sunday brunch. Is it buffet? Good?

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                    discounteggroll Jan 23, 2010 12:38 PM

                    more recent yelp reviews seem to favor this place...I for one wanted to try it out. There is a 10% off coupon on their website. I will definitely hit this place up either tomorrow for their $15 brunch buffet...meet up with my 'cuz discount tuna roll =)

                    although the $8 + weekday lunch boxes seem really appealing as well. I'll note my experience if I try it tomorrow before the game

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