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Sushi: 15 East, Soto, Niko?

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Ffromsaopaulo Apr 5, 2011 09:11 AM

I'd like some advice concerning a japanese restaurant where I could have sushi. I'll be in NYC in a couple of weeks and I'm considering going to 15 East, although Soto and Niko seemed interesting after reading about them. I prefer nigiri sushi, particularly tuna (o-toro and chu-toro) and would rather have an omakase sushi. Soto seems to be big in uni dishes, but how about other types?
Masa is out of question...
I saw at opentable that the sushi bar at 15 East can't be reserved by them, so I would have to call them. Is this correct?
Any other recommendations will be appreciated.

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15 East
15 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

Masa
10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

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    michelleats RE: Ffromsaopaulo Apr 5, 2011 01:16 PM

    Soto is wonderful -- probably one of my favorites in NYC if I am not footing the bill -- but it is not really a restaurant I would go to for nigiri. The rice is just ok, there.

    I have not been to Niko, but 15 East can be very good. Kanoyama is also a good choice. I believe, but am not certain, that for omakase at the sushi bar at both 15 East and Kanoyama, you must reserve by telephone.

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    Soto
    357 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10014

    15 East
    15 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

    Kanoyama
    175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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      Ffromsaopaulo RE: michelleats Apr 6, 2011 09:01 AM

      Thanks, michelleats!
      I'll report back telling where I ended up going and how was it.

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        waxyjax RE: Ffromsaopaulo Apr 6, 2011 10:01 AM

        i just went to 15 East a few days ago. I would definitely recommend it for nigiri (and everything else)--their rice is incredible! we sat at the bar, my friend was able to get seats by showing up early. you might want to give that a try :)

        if you can't go there, i'm also a fan of Ushiwakamaru...even though 15 East blew my mind, this place is also great. well done rice and fresh fish--and their chefs are really friendly. call to reserve a seat at the bar.

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        15 East
        15 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

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          Ffromsaopaulo RE: waxyjax Apr 7, 2011 08:47 AM

          Thanks, waxyjax!
          I think I'll try 15 East. As I'll stay in New York for more than a week, I'll call them as soon as I get there for the following week.
          As I wrote before, I'll report back.

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          15 East
          15 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

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