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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?


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    AdamD Jan 29, 2012 09:16 AM

    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.

    17 E 48th St, New York, NY 10017

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      snaporaz Jan 28, 2012 11:37 AM

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

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        foodwhisperer Jan 27, 2012 09:55 PM

        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

        370 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024

        Jewel Bako
        239 E 5th St, New York, NY 10003

        175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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

        181 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014

        85 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

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          AnnaNYC Jan 28, 2012 05:41 AM

          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.

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          lexismore Jan 27, 2012 02:51 PM

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

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            Alan Henderson Jan 27, 2012 11:03 AM

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

            318 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019

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              Cheeryvisage Jan 27, 2012 11:07 AM

              Seconding this. Go on a Thursday.

              Sushiden is also great.

              19 E 49th St, New York, NY 10017

              123 W 49th St, New York, NY 10020

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                snaporaz Jan 28, 2012 11:34 AM

                Thirding Shimizu. BTW why the Thursday rec?

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                  Cheeryvisage Jan 28, 2012 01:46 PM

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

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                E Eto Jan 28, 2012 04:12 PM

                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.

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                Yaxpac Jan 27, 2012 09:51 AM

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

                1586 1st Ave, New York, NY 10028

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