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Omakase for two around $150. Other sushi rec's?

  • dcole Jan 27, 2012 09:42 AM

I am just starting to appreciate sushi without overpowering it with wasabi and soy. What are your reccomendations for two people ordering omakase and keeping it around $150 before drinks and tip?

Also, what other less expensive sushi spots do you like for nights when keeping the budget smaller?

Thanks!

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  1. I like Inase on the Upper East Side for that price range.

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    Inase
    1586 1st Ave, New York, NY 10028

    1. Shimizu on 51st. between 8th and 9th is probably in that ballpark.

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      Shimizu
      318 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

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      1. re: Alan Henderson

        Seconding this. Go on a Thursday.

        Sushiden is also great.

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        Sushiden
        19 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

        Sushiden
        123 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020

        1. re: Cheeryvisage

          Thirding Shimizu. BTW why the Thursday rec?

          1. re: snaporaz

            I've found their fish to be the best on Thursdays.

        2. re: Alan Henderson

          A while back I went to Shimizu expecting that price range, but ended up paying >$200 per person for an omakase meal, with sashimi and sushi.

        3. I've had great experiences in that price range at Inase and Shimizu. Less so at Sushiden, but maybe I was unlucky.

          1. Try Jewel Bako omikase for very good sushi and it's less expensive than 15 East and Yasuda. Since your first appreciating sushi you should go to Sushi Gari or Sushi Seki and try some new style sushi, you will probably like it. Takahachi is less expensive , lots of innovative rolls. Kanoyama omakase will be too expensive but they have less expensive things to eat ala carte. Sushi Samba is good to try for another version of sushi, and Aki on W 4th street

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            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

            SushiSamba 7
            87 Seventh Avenue South, New York, NY 10014

            Aki
            181 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

            Takahachi
            85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

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            1. re: foodwhisperer

              I second Jewel Bako and Kanoyama. Kanoyama has a sashimi omakase special for $39 (includes a soup or salad and ice cream). I find the decor there very soothing, it's one of my regular go-to's.

            2. I must respectfully disagree with foodwhisperer. There is no reason anyone should ever eat at Sushisamba.

              1. That is a tight budget if you want anything other than sushi. But you can have a very nice sushi meal at Hatsuhana (on 48th) for that price. You could tell the sushi chef $75 omakase and eat very well.

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                Hatsuhana
                17 E 48th St, New York, NY 10017