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Apr 5, 2011 09:11 AM

Sushi: 15 East, Soto, Niko?

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.

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

10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

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  1. 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.

    357 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10014

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

    175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

    3 Replies
    1. re: michelleats

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

      1. re: Ffromsaopaulo

        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.

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

        1. re: waxyjax

          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.

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