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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

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        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