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Apr 3, 2014 08:57 AM

Solo omakase

Where are good places for having omakase alone? (Preferably south of 14th St.) Looking for somewhere low-key where a solo diner might fit in (or at least not draw attention).

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  1. I can't think of anything more perfect than omakase for a solo diner as you eat at the sushi bar.

    15 East.

    6 Replies
    1. re: thegforceny

      I know omakase is ideal as a solo diner, but I was wondering if some places were more suitable for it than others. The bar at 15 East is pretty airy, for example, whereas I'm looking for a more intimate setting that might be more inviting to someone dining alone.

      1. re: cmatic3k

        no one dining alone at any sushi bar in nyc will draw attention so I guess i don't get your question.

        1. re: thegforceny

          I agree. Sushi bars are the ideal place for solo diners. Actually I always make friends when dining alone at a sushi bar, so you're not really alone.Any sushi bar ( except Nakazawa) will be fine for omakase. Big places like Blue Ribbon Izakaya, or tiny places like Ichimura or in between places like 15 East. Just Do It ! <swoosh>

          1. re: foodwhisperer

            Sorry, my question was pretty vague. I guess what I meant to ask was more about ambiance—specifically looking for more quiet/intimate places rather than trendy or bustling.

            1. re: cmatic3k

              Look into Kura. It's just a counter in a narrow brick space.

              1. re: Silverjay

                I second Kura. Ichimura is also very small and quiet.
                You may also like Hirohisa although it is not sushi, it is great atmosphere.