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Looking for suggestion for good sushi in the East Village on a Saturday night... likely a bit on the later side (9:30ish) for 2 and would prefer to not have a terribly long wait. Price isn't an issue. Was considering Kanoyama, as I've heard good things from multiple sources, but not sure about the wait? Guidance is appreciated.

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Kanoyama
175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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  1. If it doesn't work out, you could do Yuba or Cotan instead.
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/778256
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7503...

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    Cotan
    135 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

    Yuba
    105 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003

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    1. re: kathryn

      i havent gone to cotan since the summer. they are no longer byob and the sushi is often very slow to be made when everyone comes in at the same time.

      nice people but id rather pay the extra money and go to ushiwakamaru.

      as for yubu...i didnt find it remarkable. its merely a decent option for east village sushi.

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      Ushiwakamaru
      136 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012

      Cotan
      135 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

      Yuba
      105 E 9th St, New York, NY 10003

    2. I've been to Kanoyama many Saturday nights around that time without a long wait.

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      Kanoyama
      175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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      1. re: Nancy S.

        I also experienced not so long waits at Kanoyama, if you are willing to sit at sushi bar wait will be cut down. I'd still try there- it is very good.

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        Kanoyama
        175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

      2. Takahashi, on Avenue A and about 7th street also is an option. Good, fun selections. Cotan is terrific, though a simple place. Kanoyama is generally excellent, more expensive, casual. If price is no object you may want to look at 15 East, over by Union Square.

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

        Kanoyama
        175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

        Takahachi
        85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

        Cotan
        135 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

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        1. re: comiendosiempre

          I'll second that if price is no object you should check out 15 East. We've gone a few times and the food and sake were amazing. We always eat at the sushi bar but I've been meaning to go try the dining room because the plates of food I see them bringing out to the tables always look gorgeous.

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

        2. We did do Kanoyama with no wait, better service than I'd been led to expect, and a lovely meal, though 15 East is definitely on my list to try. Thanks for the responses.

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

          Kanoyama
          175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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          1. re: insatiable_one

            When you go to 15 East, reserve the counter -- the rice is so delicate (and wonderful) that it suffers a bit when not served piece by piece.

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

          2. Not sushi, but in the East Village. Kyo Ya.

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            Kyo Ya
            94 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

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            1. re: sushiman

              When was the last time you tried a walk-in at Kyo Ya? The last few times I've called for a reservation, they seemed pretty booked up on weekend nights.

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              Kyo Ya
              94 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

              1. re: kathryn

                I always sit at the bar with Sotosan. Obviously I call ahead. For tables, I guess it depends on the time you get there.

                1. re: sushiman

                  I've walked in with a party of two and been told they're fully reserved except for the chef's counter and the sake bar. Took the last two seats at the chef's counter; the sake bar looks kinda boring, so I might head elsewhere if they offered it to me.

                2. re: kathryn

                  I do walk ins all the time, theres counter seating for walk ins.