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Soto ; why no Japanese love ?

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kid cha Nov 26, 2012 07:48 PM

Soto ; why no Japanese love ?

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    sam1 Nov 27, 2012 02:28 PM

    ive been to soto 2x...the last of which must've been 2 years back. for sushi, there are other, better spots for less money nearby. for cooked food, i dont know, their stuff is good...albeit expensive. i was never blown away by my meals there and it never resonated with me. perhaps it has to do with the location on 6th ave...perhaps the service i had.

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      calf Nov 27, 2012 02:48 PM

      So where do you go for sushi? I've tried a couple but am eager to branch out.

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        kid cha Nov 27, 2012 02:48 PM

        re: better for less nearby , are you speaking of Ushiwakamaru ?

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          alepenazzi Nov 27, 2012 03:56 PM

          What about Neta? I've heard great things about it but I've never been there... Anybody can compare it to Soto?

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            kid cha Nov 27, 2012 08:12 PM

            haha ; I completely forgot about Neta which sam1 may have been referring to .
            I tried to get in there as a walk-in but not available so I went on my way and ended up at Soto .
            Did not like the space or vibe at Neta at all .
            I thought Soto was great .

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              sam1 Nov 27, 2012 08:45 PM

              neta, hakata tonton, rockmeisha for cooked...ushi for sushi.

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                calf Nov 27, 2012 08:52 PM

                ooh sounds like my weekend will be planned out.

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                  kid cha Nov 27, 2012 08:54 PM

                  hakata , rockmeisha no in the same league as Soto .
                  From memory neither is Ushi , but I'll give it another chance .
                  No real desire to go to Neta even if the food is better than Soto .
                  Just didn't the the space / vibe when trying to get a walk-in seat at the bar .

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                    foodwhisperer Nov 27, 2012 10:08 PM

                    Soto's sushi is not very good. His little dishes are his specialty, but I thought things were going downhill , the last time i was there. I have been there about 7 times. It seemed like he was pre-making some dishes that should be made fresh.Much better sushi at 15 East, Ichimura, Kanoyama, Blue Ribbon Izakaya. For other good Japanese food Kyo Ya, Sakagura, Robataya, Soba Koh, Brushstroke, En, Ippudo, hmmm did i leave out any? I can keep going on and on.

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                      kid cha Nov 30, 2012 11:18 AM

                      Soto named one of the Best Sushi Restaurant in the U.S. by Travel + Leisure magazine .
                      Ichimura at Brushstroke was the other entry from NYC .

                      http://www.travelandleisure.com/artic...

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                        foodwhisperer Dec 1, 2012 12:43 AM

                        The sushi is fair at best at Soto, the little plates are the thing to get there. Ichimura does have very good sushi. 15 East remains the best in NYC in my opinion.

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            calf Nov 26, 2012 09:44 PM

            Hey what a coincidence. I'm trying to decide between Soto and Momofuku Ko (or possibly both, or neither). Both are excellent restaurants, but I'm not sure if they're right for *me*.

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