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Best Omakase at Sushi Bar

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OK. I am looking for the best Omakase at a sushi bar with little or no advanced notice. I was at Sushi Yasuda years ago, and while I remember it being great, I dont think we did the Omakase. Also, we ate at a table and that was before Chef Yasuda left. Any drop off? Living in Brooklyn, I regularly go to Blue Ribbon Sushi and Taro Sushi. I'd like to try something different/more special. What is thought of Soto? I know they got 2 Michelin Stars for the second year in a row. Also, what about Jewel Bako? Thanks

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

Blue Ribbon Sushi
119 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

Jewel Bako
239 E 5th St, New York, NY 10003

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  1. 15 East

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/716611
    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/775009

    You'll probably still have to reserve, but I doubt you'll have to do it too far in advance.

    For as little as possible advanced notice needed, I would probably try Sushi Seki

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

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    1. re: fooder

      Looks amazing. I have actually never heard of 15 East. Definitely will check it out either this time or another time. Thanks!

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

      1. re: fooder

        agree. 15 east is by far the best sushi experience ive ever had.

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        1. I think 15 East is the best Omakase in the city, when served by Shimizu-san at the sushi bar..It is a world apart from Blue Ribbon and Taro. Soto is good not for Omakase and not for sushi and sashimi, it is good for his little special appetizer dishes. Kanoyama would be my second choice for Omakase at the "special" sushi counter in the back room with Chef Nobu-san. Jewel Bako has a very good Omakase prepared by Yoshi-san, the service at Jewel Bako is top notch.Jewel Bako received their Michelin Star when Shimizu- san worked there. ( i hate Michelin stars btw) If it is modern style sushi i.e. foie gras sushi etc then Sushi of Gari would be a good Omakase. In any case regardless of your choice, never sit at a table at a sushi restaurant.

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          Soto
          357 6th Avenue, New York, NY 10014

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

          Blue Ribbon Sushi
          119 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012

          Gari
          370 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

          Jewel Bako
          239 E 5th St, New York, NY 10003

          Kanoyama
          175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003