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curieuse Sep 12, 2012 12:04 PM

What's the best of the best...that won't take me to the cleaners...

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    peter j Sep 12, 2012 12:07 PM

    Sushi of Gari

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      curieuse Sep 12, 2012 12:09 PM

      that one for sure will take me to the cleaners...! thanks

      1. re: curieuse
        foodwhisperer Sep 12, 2012 06:12 PM

        If you want the best of the best you will pay for that. Sushi Gari and Sushi Seki are the only two places I would eat up there. Maybe the sushi Nazi , Sasabune ( but his rice is too hot and falls apart, although the fish is fresh)

        1. re: curieuse
          Ricky Sep 13, 2012 04:23 AM

          Eat there at lunch instead of dinner?

        2. re: peter j
          unagi1 Oct 15, 2012 07:28 PM

          The price is dear, but worth it. Miso shoyu ramen w/ butter to help recover costs...

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          UES Mayor Sep 14, 2012 04:13 AM

          Everyone answers w sushi recs-Japanese food is so much more than just sushi-or is that what you meant? A good option is Tokubei-on 86th betwen 2nd and 1st. You have a menu full of option including sushi and traditional Japanese fare.

          1. tbone Sep 17, 2012 07:34 PM

            Actually Shabu Shabu 70 on east 70th has pretty decent sushi. Chirashi is pretty good. And, it is reasonably priced. Has been there forever with a very loyal following.

            1. chefhound Sep 18, 2012 12:01 PM

              Are you looking for sushi? If not, have you considered Yakitori Tori Shin?

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