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nahama Dec 19, 2012 06:53 AM

Any suggestions for sushi and/or asian food near Carnegie Hall. Not too pricey. Thanks!

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    kathryn RE: nahama Dec 19, 2012 07:40 AM

    Can you define "not too pricey"?

    What's your budget per person for JUST food?

    It's a pricey neighborhood, to start with...

    My usual is Ma Peche, where small dishes are $9-16 and large dishes are $16-32.

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      MrGrumpy RE: nahama Dec 19, 2012 07:50 AM

      Katsu Hama - cutlets and ramen

      Szechuan Gourmet

      Yakitori Totto

      Ma Peche - Vietnamese fusion

      Sugiyama - kaiseki

      Blue Ribbon Sushi Bar and Grill - the sushi isn't stellar but the cooked dishes are quite good

      Sushi of Gari - the west 46th street branch is about a 10-12 minute walk from Carnegie Hall

      Some people like Joe's Shanghai, Chom Chom, Lili's 57, and Tang Pavilion though I've had mixed experiences during my infrequent visits.

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        nahama RE: nahama Dec 19, 2012 08:21 AM

        These all sound great. Thank you so much! Lots to choose from.

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          foodwhisperer RE: nahama Dec 19, 2012 08:33 AM

          Nobu 57 ( has their top chef who was one of the original chefs at Hatsuhana), Blue Ribbon has good sushi and cooked, Danji is very close to Carnegie Hall. and about 6 blocks East is Le Colonial for fancy Vietnamese.

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          alc RE: nahama Dec 19, 2012 03:44 PM

          I especially like Tang Pavillion (Shanghai) on 55th between 5th and 6th. It's my usual place before Carnegie Hall. Delicious food, nice upscale atmosphere, and not pricey for the neighborhood.

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            Pan RE: nahama Dec 19, 2012 04:27 PM

            Not sushi, but if you like Sichuan-style food, Szechuan Gourmet has a branch at 56th St. between Broadway and 8th, and it's one of the best Sichuan places in Manhattan. Just stick to Sichuan-style dishes, none of the American-Chinese things. Though some of their vegetable dishes that might not be obviously Sichuan-style, like their bak choy sauteed with garlic, are terrific. Depending on your appetite (dishes are large), expect to spend around $25-30 person, inclusive of tax and tip.

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              nahama RE: nahama Dec 19, 2012 04:49 PM

              These are great discoveries. Thank you!! I'm getting hungry checking them out on line.

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                peter j RE: nahama Dec 19, 2012 04:55 PM

                For sweets don't forget Kyotofu and Minamoto Kitchoan, both within walking distance.

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