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Apr 9, 2013 02:22 PM

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

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


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

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    1. re: kathryn

      Want Sushi, so Izkaya, or Blue Ribbon Sushi?

      What is distinguishing difference between each??

      1. re: masnole

        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.

        1. re: thegforceny

          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.

    2. 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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      1. re: thegforceny

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