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stephsu Oct 13, 2011 08:05 PM

Any suggestions?? We tend to go to Sushi Mike's because it's close by.

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    Barrels41 Oct 13, 2011 11:40 PM

    I have been fond of sushi since the early 1980s . There was one sushi restaurant on E. Hartsdale Ave. at the 4 corners.

    Your question is difficult to answer because sushi has become so different from it's traditional roots. For a traditional Tokyo experience try Azuma near the Hartsdale train station. Maybe start with a lunch. Leave the kids at home. Turn off your phone. No crazy rolls and house music. It is about the quality of the fish. Don't go when starving. The portions are small. No gobs of rice and previously frozen supermarket sushi kiosk fish.

    A rule of thumb is to look for Japanese people eating there. Especially businessmen.

    By the way I like Sushi Mike's but it is not convenient for me. It is better than most Crazy Roll places.

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    Azuma
    219 E Hartsdale Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530

    Sushi Mike's
    146 Main St, Dobbs Ferry, NY 10522

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      EatmyBronx Oct 14, 2011 07:38 AM

      I agree and more importantly the sushi chef and or owners are Japanese. Attention to detail and quality assurance unsurpassed. (I suppose that’s a given if Japanese are eating there)

      I’ve yet to find anything fantastic in Westchester. I have had enjoyable decent mid-level quality fish complete with non-traditional wacky rolls and overly reaching sashimi combinations at Haiku in Mamaroneck. They seem to do a nice business assuring freshness.

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        Cookingcutie Sep 25, 2012 02:09 PM

        I highly agree with Nanase, Azuma, and Fujinoya. I frequent Azuma the most (usually once a month or so) but recently they've cut back and don't have certain fish available. I find the quality at all 3 to be the best. I was not a fan of Sushi Mike's when I went-I found it average and overpriced. Most other neighborhood places in Westchester are not on par with these. I tried Kyo last week when Fujinoya was closed for lunch and wasn't impressed.

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        scarsdalesurprise Oct 14, 2011 04:13 AM

        My favorite is Fujinoya, on Central Avenue just south of Hartsdale Ave on the northbound side. Everything is very fresh, and I believe it's very authentic, but I am no expert. The service is very friendly, as well.

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        Fujinoya
        26 S Central Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530

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          iluvcookies Oct 14, 2011 09:16 AM

          I've been to Fujinoya a few times and it is consistently good and fresh. Often, I am the only non-Asian in the place.

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          Fujinoya
          26 S Central Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530

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          Shawn Oct 14, 2011 08:53 AM

          Sushi Nanase in White Plains is the best sushi by far in the area.

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            EatmyBronx Oct 14, 2011 11:40 AM

            Looking at Fujinoya’s menu it appears very Japanese. No stupid rolls, silly apps and a lot of stuff not geared to the California mango roll masses. I wonder if it’s Japanese run. I see maguro nuta on the menu which is a good sign and enough to get me there for a try.

            From a couple posts re a strict reservation policy and a blurb on the Japanese owner chef, Nanase too, seems like an authentic experience. I’ll have to get there as well. Though I couldn’t chk their menu because their site address no longer links to anything. (They’re still open I imagine?)

            Thank you both

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            Nanase
            522 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10605

            Fujinoya
            26 S Central Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530

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              Elisa515 Oct 14, 2011 11:49 AM

              Fujinoya is completely Japanese. Here's another thread about it:

              http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/795730

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              Fujinoya
              26 S Central Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530

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                cubanat Oct 14, 2011 02:45 PM

                eatmyBronx: So making broad generalizations about the lack of good sushi in our area is your area of expertise? try the best ones before making silly comments! there are dozens of threads on this subject already. azuma, nanase, hajime, & fujinoya as mentioned already make up the short list. try them first then complain!

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                JMF Oct 22, 2011 09:49 AM

                Nanase has been my best sushi experiences in the past few years. I've been twice. the first time ordered off the menu. The second time ordered the omakase which you have to do several days in advance. service was great, they didn't hurry us out, I was quite impressed. And I've eaten at some of the best places in Japan; in Kyoto, Tokyo, and Kobe.

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                Nanase
                522 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10605

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                pdubc Oct 14, 2011 10:48 AM

                I like Hajime in Harrison.

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                Hajime
                267 Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY 10528

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                  silverstarfish Oct 20, 2011 08:21 PM

                  I love Hajime for the sushi and I love Fujinoya for the cooked food. I went to Fujinoya a few months back and who is sitting next to me at the bar, the assistant sushi chef from Hajime. That was all I needed!

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                  Hajime
                  267 Halstead Ave, Harrison, NY 10528

                  Fujinoya
                  26 S Central Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530

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                    JMF Oct 21, 2011 12:40 PM

                    I've seen the owner of the Japan Inn in Bronxville eating at Fujinoya several times.

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                    Fujinoya
                    26 S Central Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530

                    Japan Inn
                    28 Palmer Ave, Bronxville, NY 10708

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                      cloverose Oct 22, 2011 08:58 AM

                      How is Japan Inn? Been meaning to try it...

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                      Japan Inn
                      28 Palmer Ave, Bronxville, NY 10708

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                        JMF Oct 22, 2011 09:46 AM

                        I haven't been there in at least five years. back then it was a middle of the road place. good solid food, but nothing special. Always every table packed on weekends, and most weeknights. Their beef sukiyaki was very tasty, a great broth. I've been meaning to go back again but just haven't been in the right place at the right time.

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                          chowdom Oct 22, 2011 10:13 AM

                          Wow your experience with Japan Inn pretty much mirrors mine. I am curious to know what it is like now.

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                          Japan Inn
                          28 Palmer Ave, Bronxville, NY 10708

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                  stephsu Oct 14, 2011 01:30 PM

                  Thanks all. Trying Fujinoya tonight.

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                  Fujinoya
                  26 S Central Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530

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                    scarsdalesurprise Oct 14, 2011 01:46 PM

                    Try the salmon-ikura don...so delicious!!!

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                      kaaaassss Oct 14, 2011 03:58 PM

                      Sushi Nanese in White Plains.

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                      scarsdalesurprise Oct 18, 2011 05:17 AM

                      How was Fujinoya? I ate there last night and it was delicious.

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                      Fujinoya
                      26 S Central Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530

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                        stephsu Oct 18, 2011 02:18 PM

                        Great! We really liked it. Thank you all!!

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                      Barrels41 Oct 14, 2011 07:05 PM

                      Fujinoya is very authentic. Very good with a large menu.

                      Sakanya Sushi in Central Ave. next to the Japanese Grocer is very good for takeout.

                      Nijia Market on Central Ave & Hartsdale Ave. has top sushi grade fish to make your own. Fresh not frozen tuna even toro, hamachi (yellowtail), Uni (sea urchin), Ikura (salmon caviar). Buy some fish and make sashimi.

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                      Fujinoya
                      26 S Central Ave, Hartsdale, NY 10530

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                        SeanPK Oct 18, 2011 09:47 AM

                        Last nite I had spicy tuna rolls, a spicy "Tsunami" roll and some sashimi ceviche from Wild Ginger in Bronxville. Everything was very fresh and delicious, although the ceviche was pricey for the amount you get.

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                          yosky112 Jan 26, 2012 12:04 PM

                          I've been to a lot of places for sushi. The best sushi i've ever had is at Azuma, in Hartsdale. There is no better place in Westchester.

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                            JMF Jan 26, 2012 12:11 PM

                            when was the last time you were there? And how do you think it compares to Nanese? Nanase is my favorite place, but I haven't been to Azuma in several years.

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                              yosky112 Jan 26, 2012 06:43 PM

                              i went last week. i go there a lot.

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                                yosky112 Jan 26, 2012 06:43 PM

                                the fish is very fresh, but i only order by the piece, no rolls

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                                  raider Jan 27, 2012 06:14 AM

                                  azuma is a fine place, i get take out from azuma often. but it is lightyears below sushi nanase.

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                                    Shawn Jan 27, 2012 08:24 AM

                                    I go to both Azuma and Nanase with some frequency. Nanase is much better. That said, Azuma is very good. I think it's the second-best sushi in the area.

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                                    lhodd Feb 16, 2013 03:57 PM

                                    We love Haiku in Bronxville and Eastchester. Rolls are consistently delicious. Vietnamese salad is wonderful. Great vegetarian hot and sour soup. We always have to wait at either location for a seat on the weekends. Worth the wait.

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