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15 East vs other sushi places

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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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  1. 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
    15 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003

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    1. re: gutsofsteel

      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

    2. 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

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

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        1. re: tboner6

          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

        2. Is 15 East just as good for lunch as dinner?

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

          1. 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

            1. 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