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Seeking not the best sushi in the west village

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Everyone wants to go to 15 east...I'm seeking everyone's suggestions for decent low and mid priced sushi in the west village and central village.

Used to get my fix at Cotan in the east village but they're gone and I have to fill a void. Kawa on Hudson is meh...was hoping to hear if anyone else had some ideas.

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    1. re: thegforceny

      Aside from Soto's well documented intesnity ... I am not sure i would put his restaurant in this category. i consider his sushi to be excellent and while very reasonably priced for what it is - not inline with what the OP was asking for.

      Perhaps a place like Tomoe might fit the bill - as would Dojo.

      1. re: foodiebuddha

        Unless they've made a turnaround, the fish at Tomoe is horrible, I really wouldn't recommend it.

        1. re: Pookipichu

          I went last week - for the price point - i'm quite comfortable with it

    2. I always order delivery from Sushi West. I've never been to the restaurant so can't speak for atmosphere or service. Delivery is very prompt. The fish is always extremely fresh, and portions are pretty generous for the low price.

          1. I walked by Miyabi, in Cotan's old space in the West Village, and in the window was pictures of the owner of Cotan from the E. Village, seems like a former employee of Cotan bought the place. Not sure how the sushi is though.

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            1. re: Shirang

              ill check out miyabi...on west 3rd off 6th? i think i ate there a few years ago. couldve sworn the owner at the time taught the chef at jewel bako and now 15 east.

              i go to ushiwakamaru often but was looking for a place where i can get sushi for $25-45 rather than $45-75.

            2. Since Cotan is in the EV, I 2nd Kanoyama.
              Jewel Bako or Kura
              Takahachi is probably more on the level of Cotan.
              In Soho I recommend Blue Ribbon Sushi,
              In LES I recommend Blue Ribbon Izakaya for sure.
              WV Ushiwakamaru but that is probably the best in WV and OP doesn't want the best.

              1. I go to Hasaki for my "value" sushi.

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                1. re: Silverjay

                  yeah, im thinking hasaki will be it...

                  as an aside, i always thought blue ribbon sushi was a bit of a joke in terms of the respect it gets considering the weak quality of food ive had there.

                  can one go to kura and not have omakase?

                  1. re: sam1

                    I've just been to BR sushi once years ago and wasn't happy with it. Rice came out as little pellets....I don't think Kura does okonomi a la carte style....Hasaki does sushi sets and then you can supplement. Last time I went though, just blasted through ordering individual items as I pleased and tallying at the end.

                    1. re: Silverjay

                      I think the sushi sets at Hasaki are good for a nice casual meal. The fish is usually very good and they get seasonal fish as well.

                      My value pick is on the UES, Inase. Their deluxe set includes good seasonal and top end items and is served piece by piece. Very good value.

                  2. re: Silverjay

                    I used to go to Hasaki quite often when Dave was the main chef ( 15 years ago maybe) . I went a few years ago but it wasn't as good. Since you recommend it ( Silverjay) I imagine it is good again

                    1. re: foodwhisperer

                      went on sunday...sat next to paul giamatti.

                      for the purposes of this thread...hasaki was great. food was solid and the price was good. next tier up is ushiwakamaru for me...followed by yasuda or 15 east.

                      thx for everyones help.

                      1. re: sam1

                        Glad to hear it went well...I am merely touting it as a value sushi place. No idea what it was like 15 years ago as I was in the sushi motherland at that time.