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My Japanese hair stylist said that her go to sushi place is...

Monica Jun 10, 2013 06:14 AM

Sushiden on Madison. She does realize that it's an old school restaurant but she said she gets the best quality for the money. Funny because I tried to go there a few weeks ago for my coworker's b'day lunch but 'kicked' out because we didn't have a reservation by a rude staff.

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    Shirang RE: Monica Jun 10, 2013 06:36 AM

    Really odd, I've never made a reservation for lunch at the Madison location. I agree the FOH is a bit rude sometimes. Still the best Chirashi and futomaki in all of NYC. I've yet to have sushi there and I've been going there for years.

    1. kosmose7 RE: Monica Jun 10, 2013 06:41 AM

      I agree, I can't say Sushiden Madison is the best in New York, but it is certainly the best quality for the money. Love their chirashi sushi!

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        Monica RE: kosmose7 Jun 10, 2013 07:21 AM

        That uni looks AMAZING. I am gonna give them another try...maybe this week.

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          kosmose7 RE: Monica Jun 10, 2013 07:38 AM

          Actually that uni don was specially requested by me, because I have tried their chirashi sushi just too many times and wanted to have something new. lol. I think if you ask they will gladly accommodate you.

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            DarthEater RE: kosmose7 Jun 16, 2013 10:55 AM

            How much does an uni don of that cost?

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          foodwhisperer RE: kosmose7 Jun 10, 2013 10:33 AM

          I also agree that Sushiden has good quality sushi.
          The 2 uni dishes in the photos look really good.

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            Lau RE: kosmose7 Jun 23, 2013 08:23 AM

            i love uni ikura don...i haven't had it in a long time, looks like i might be coming here soon

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              Monica RE: Lau Jun 24, 2013 07:50 AM

              Just had uni ikura don at Soba Totto last Thursday with their cold soba...excellent for $20!

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                Lau RE: Monica Jun 24, 2013 07:57 AM

                not a bad deal, but try the uni ikura soba @ soba koh...soba koh is way better than soba totto

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            sushiman RE: Monica Jun 11, 2013 02:20 PM

            Sushiden is great. Two of the young chef's there were trained by Mr. Nakajima until he left for Shinbashi.

            One was just hired away to work for Robuchon in Monaco. He is that good.

            1. Jeffsayyes RE: Monica Jun 16, 2013 06:52 PM

              just because a person is Japanese doesn't mean they have good taste in Japanese food - and doesn't mean they have your taste in Japanese food.

              I'd just laugh off getting kicked out, and ask them politely if there's a good day to walk in.

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                Lau RE: Monica Jun 23, 2013 08:22 AM

                wrote a review on sushiden a while back

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