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Tomorrow night.....Blue Ribbon or Nobu? Whaddya think?

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masnole Apr 9, 2013 02:22 PM

Still here in NYC area, have been to Nobu before, and also many times to his original place in LA (Matsuhisa), which I love.

Thanks,

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    kathryn RE: masnole Apr 9, 2013 02:25 PM

    What kind of food do you want? Which Blue Ribbon, Izakaya? Or Blue Ribbon Sushi?

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      masnole RE: kathryn Apr 9, 2013 02:27 PM

      Want Sushi, so Izkaya, or Blue Ribbon Sushi?

      What is distinguishing difference between each??

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        thegforceny RE: masnole Apr 9, 2013 02:33 PM

        Well, their names distinguish them.

        One is sushi and izakaya (cooked food) Much larger, fun vibe.

        Other is just sushi. Small.

        Neither are in the top echelon of Manhattan sushi, btw. 15 East and Yasuda are.

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          foodwhisperer RE: thegforceny Apr 9, 2013 03:54 PM

          Blue Ribbon Izakaya's chefs are as skilled as top tier chefs. They all worked in top tier restaurants.
          I recommend Blue Ribbon Izakaya, get the omakase $65, and add some cooked dishes. The omakase ( at the sushi bar) is excellent and plentiful. At a table is a different story. Get the aji 2 ways , it is a great dish. Scallops on a skewer another excellent dish. Beef tongue ( cooked) also great.
          Since you have already been to Nobu. If you happen to pick Nobu, I recommend the one on 57th Street as Shin -san is the top Nobu chef and has moved from Tribeca to 57th St.

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      thegforceny RE: masnole Apr 9, 2013 02:26 PM

      For what? Sushi? If yes, Blue Ribbon Sushi and Izakaya.

      I hate Nobu for sushi - all those silly, amateur hour rolls are not my thing.

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        Uncle Yabai RE: thegforceny Apr 9, 2013 10:35 PM

        Never been to Blue Ribbon, but I found Nobu's sushi to be the ultimate in mediocrity.

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