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Seeking a low key, low cost awesome sushi lunch today for Midtown East...only 2 of us...

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  1. How low is low? I think Yasuda has a $24 prix fixe lunch (though prices may have gone up) but it looks to be on the small side, portion-wise. Although you can always add on more pieces...

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    Sushi Yasuda
    204 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017

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    1. re: kathryn

      I believe I had the prix fixe sashimi for about that price -- not small, very good, and a low-key place. The prix fixe sushi looked as good. Quite a bargain for excellent quality.

      1. re: City Kid

        Can you give some rough details on number of pieces and if the price is still the same? Thanks!

        1. re: kathryn

          Gosh, it's been several months...I just remember the fish was very fresh and tender, nice variety, and it was not a skimpy portion -- don't remember the number of pieces in the sashimi. I also don't know whether the price has increased.

    2. It is uptown but one of the better Sushi deals at lunch can be had at Inase on 82nd and First. Their sushi lunch has five pieces of excellent fish and of a good variety. You also get your choice of roll, the yellowtail is particularly good.

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      Inase
      1586 1st Ave, New York, NY 10028

      1. I really like Tenzan Sushi on 2nd and 52nd. It is well priced ($12.95 Sushi lunch special w/ one roll and six peices), friendly, lively and sharp. I have been 12+ times since they opened last year, and it has been consitantly good.

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        Tenzan
        1714 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128

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        1. re: tbear

          Tenzan is such poor quality, and the "skill" of the chefs is non-existent.

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          Tenzan
          988 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10022

        2. i've never been there for lunch (only dinners at the bar), and while i've had some sashimi, i've never had sushi there (i order off the Japanese language menu which they don't give out to gaijin unless you're really curious and insistent)...but:

          Ise on E. 49th has impressed me a lot recently...so i'd say worth a try in that area for a sushi lunch...

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          Ise
          151 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

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          1. re: Simon

            sidenote: the Japanese menu has about 50+ izakaya dishes, including things like paper-thin chicken breast that's deep-fried w/ ume, and delicious saba sashimi...

            1. re: Simon

              What place are you talking about?

              1. re: gutsofsteel

                Ise, on E. 49th St. (see above)

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                Ise
                151 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

          2. 2nd Yasuda