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15 East vs other sushi places

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tboner6 Nov 12, 2011 04:50 AM

Going to NYC early december. Both wife and I are big sushi lovers. I have a sushi bar reservation at 15 East, based on some reviews from this site. I was hoping for more feedback re: 15 East vs other options. Price is not deciding factor; just looking for the best sushi experience. BTW, have already done Masa a few times and Yasuda.

(Actually think Masa is losing its allure; last time there seemed somehow "mechanical." The food was excellent, but I felt like the chef was just going through the motions and the entire experience was somehow disappointing. Felt like I was watching a play in which the actors had done it too many times and were bored.)

Anyway, sorry for the digression; appreciate any input.

Thanks!

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

Masa
10 Columbus Cir, New York, NY 10019

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    gutsofsteel Nov 12, 2011 05:23 AM

    15 East is terrific - stick with it. You will not be disappointed.

    I understand exactly what you mean about Masa. That is not at all what you will experience at 15 East.

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    15 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

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      Nancy S. Nov 12, 2011 05:32 AM

      Agree stick with 15 East. Besides sushi, also order the handmade soba -- it's the best in the city.

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

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      Simon Nov 12, 2011 09:41 AM

      15 East is the best sushi i've had in NYC...definitely go there...

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

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        tboner6 Nov 12, 2011 08:16 PM

        Thanks! I am looking forward to it. Will report back after the meal.

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          Nancy S. Nov 13, 2011 05:17 AM

          Also, the eel at 15 East is spectacular. And, regarding the soba, it's a tiny portion (and a bit expensive) but a veritable treat. I usually have it with the salmon roe, which is a lovely combination of tastes and textures.

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

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          plf515 Nov 13, 2011 04:22 PM

          Is 15 East just as good for lunch as dinner?

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

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            lulumoolah Nov 15, 2011 09:16 AM

            15 East is very good. I was very pleased with the food and experience.

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

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              foodwhisperer Nov 18, 2011 08:27 PM

              Kyo Ya is excellent for kaiseki style food. 15 East IMHO is the best traditional sushi. For modern Sushi Seki or Sushi Gari. Brushstroke is also a good place for japanese tasting menu, kaiseki-ish.

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

              Gari
              370 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

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

              Brushstroke
              30 Hudson St, New York, NY 10013

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