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Great (not cheap) Sushi in Park slope, Pros Hghts, Carrol, Cobble etc?

2slices Oct 1, 2013 07:06 AM

Haven't moved beyond Taro or Geido. The former is meh, the latter pretty good but not stellar, it's my go to in the hood.

Price is far less important than quality, in fact I'm turned off by advertised low prices. Ditto on pan asian places that serve sushi. I don't think of Blue Ribbon as sushi but may give it a shot.

Clean and fresh tasting Yellow tail sashimi is my barometer.

Jpan? Ki? Hibino?

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    Bkeats Oct 1, 2013 10:11 AM

    I agree with you that discount sushi isn't worth the price. Blue Ribbon Sushi used to be the best in the area but they are no more. They do serve sushi in the BR Brasserie but its not the same. For my money, the best in the area you mention is Hibino. Its good, not great. There is no great sushi in the area you laid out. IMO, the best in Brooklyn though is 1 or 8 which is in W'burg.

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    1. re: Bkeats
      2slices Oct 1, 2013 12:34 PM

      Thanks. 1or8 is a bit farther than I'd want to walk, I can get to the EV on the train faster than getting to Wburg.

      Thanks for tip

      1. re: 2slices
        Bkeats Oct 1, 2013 06:46 PM

        Definitely try out Hibino then.

        1. re: Bkeats
          waxyjax Oct 1, 2013 10:07 PM

          I usually avoid sushi restaurants that aren't owned by Japanese people, but Ki Sushi carries surprisingly good quality fish. In fact, I find it to be more fresh than Hibino, which is my go-to for cooked Japanese food.

          The thing about Ki is that their rice isn't great - although it's improved recently. I normally get their sashimi or supreme sashimi and a hand roll. Their miso soup is pretty meh (Hibino's is way better) but their mushroom soup is very tasty (albeit not traditionally Japanese).

          Also agree that 1or8 is the best sushi in Brooklyn.

          1. re: waxyjax
            tex.s.toast Oct 2, 2013 06:03 AM

            can we talk for a second about how ridiculously dark it is inside Ki? last time we were there with a group of 7 or 8 and i could hardly make out the outlines of the folks at the other end of the table.

            1. re: tex.s.toast
              waxyjax Oct 2, 2013 06:47 AM

              haha. it can definitely get too dark in there...the climate control can also be a bit annoying. i also used to find the new-agey eastern fusion lounge music to be too cheesy but now have endeared myself to it.

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