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avasmom Feb 16, 2010 09:47 AM

I have a friend who is going in for the night this week for a post-Valentine's celebration w/her husband. They're staying at The Palace and they want to go for sushi. Any suggestions for a good celebration place, great food (but not quite Masa prices ;) ?

Thanks!

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    akk Mar 2, 2010 09:32 AM

    I recently tried Wajima on 61st and Lex and thought the quality of the sushi was excellent.

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      alessandroacq Mar 1, 2010 03:02 PM

      Sushi Seki is the best by far in this area. I love Nobu 57's sushi as well(their cooked food not so much). Avoid Geisha at all costs!

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        demo5 Mar 1, 2010 11:16 AM

        Sushi Seki
        Sasabune
        Sushi of Gari (UES location)

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          gutsofsteel Mar 1, 2010 11:56 AM

          I like Seki and Gari very much, but there are quite expensive.

          Sasabune is lousy. Badly prepared rice that falls apart, crudely cut fish of not paritcularly good quality, and a lot of b.s. to go along with it.

        2. Motosport Mar 1, 2010 10:36 AM

          Hane on the corner of 3rd Ave and 38th St has always been great. 5-10 minute walk from the hotel.

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            sushiman Feb 16, 2010 11:39 AM

            Shibashi on East 48th. Ask to sit with Mr. Nakajima.

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              SomeRandomIdiot Feb 16, 2010 06:20 PM

              any specific items you would recommend?

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                sushiman Feb 17, 2010 10:53 AM

                Omakase

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                TheDescendedLefticleOfAramis Feb 28, 2010 03:10 PM

                Shibashi? Not Sushiden?
                On, the former Ichimura, is now Takesushi?

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                  sushiman Mar 1, 2010 05:32 AM

                  Nakajima was at Sushiden. He moved to the Suishiden West and that is closed. He is at Shinbashi. Ichimura closed and someone took the space, I have no idea what is there.

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                    gutsofsteel Mar 1, 2010 05:43 AM

                    As I recommended above....Takesushi is in the Ichimura space. In fact it is the same people. It's quite good.

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                      Silverjay Mar 1, 2010 09:54 AM

                      Here's some Takezushi CH coverage from last year. http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/617502 . We went once and found the sushi fine, but not nothing really special. They're kushiage, some of the entres, and the prices were all reasonable. It's a nice little space too. More a neighborhood choice than destination dining.

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                        TheDescendedLefticleOfAramis Mar 1, 2010 04:43 PM

                        I always did enjoy the kitchen here.
                        It was not, for me, however, the true highlight.

                        "Memory is a crazy woman that hoards colored rags and throws away food."

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                gutsofsteel Feb 16, 2010 09:52 AM

                Highly recommend Takesushi on 2nd Ave near 54th

                http://www.takesushi.com/MAIN.html

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                  smokeandapancake Feb 16, 2010 09:53 AM

                  Sushi Ann
                  Hatsuhana

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                    gutsofsteel Feb 16, 2010 09:58 AM

                    I was quite disappointed with a recent visit to Sushi Ann, and I have never been a big fan of Hatsuhana.

                    Takesushi, for anybody who cares, used to be Restaurant On. This place is a very traditional restaurant, their tasting menus are delightful, quality and presentation are top notch. And it's a friendly place to sit too, at the bar.

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