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Sushi/Asian on UES for date night

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I'm looking for an early dinner before a show at the Apollo Theater. I'm thinking Amber or Sushi of Gari. any other suggestions? We're thinking about $50 per person before tax and tip. Thank you!

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  1. amber is doable for $50. Sushi of Gari-$50 will get u good sized apps only

    1. Sasabune is probably doable. I'm not a fan of their hot sushi rice, but the fish is always fresh. Sushi Gari cost me $250 for omakase last time I was there, So as UES Mayor said, $50 will get you apps only.

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      1. re: foodwhisperer

        You don't have to get omakase. Gari offers a $25 and a $34 sushi set. This would be preferable to Amber which I don't think is very good.

        Sasabune only offers omakase, right? That is definitely more than $50.

        I actually think Inase is better than Gari for traditional sushi.

        1. re: MVNYC

          Sasabune is omakase only, and starts around $100/pp.

          Gari has good sushi sets at various price levels, but the real treat is the omakase for sure, which can be anywhere from $150-250+ depending on how much you eat.

          Inase is great, very traditional (I'd recommend sitting at the bar and ordering their "special" sushi set for $35). The miso marinated grilled squid is also very good, and large enough to share.

          Amber I wouldn't go to at all, but hey, to each their own.