HOME > Chowhound > Manhattan >
Are you making a specialty food? Get great advice
TELL US

Best Omakase at Sushi Bar

d
dhenry18 Oct 17, 2011 07:25 AM

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

-----
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

  1. f
    foodwhisperer Jan 18, 2012 09:45 PM

    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.

    -----
    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

    1. f
      fooder Oct 17, 2011 09:11 AM

      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

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

      2 Replies
      1. re: fooder
        d
        dhenry18 Oct 17, 2011 09:28 AM

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

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

        1. re: fooder
          s
          ssl5b Jan 18, 2012 12:36 PM

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

        Show Hidden Posts