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Old Jul 31st, 2007, 10:23 AM
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Please recommend a great sushi restaurant in New York...

Hello,
I'm going to New York and would like to know if anyone can recommend a great sushi restaurant in Manahttan. A funky atmosphere would be good too.
Thanks!
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Old Jul 31st, 2007, 10:31 AM
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They aren't funky, but Sushi Yasuda or Nobu would be a treat.
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Old Jul 31st, 2007, 10:43 AM
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Jewel Bako
Bond St.
Sushi Samba on 7th Avenue (not for the sushi purist, but fun atmosphere)
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Old Jul 31st, 2007, 11:13 AM
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I very much enjoyed omikase at Nobu for lunch. It is a great room! I would definately go back and order of reg menu.

I have heard good things about Sushi of Gari, but have not been. Heard omikasi is the way to go there.

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I had a great roll at Sushi Samba.
The tempura was ok.
The coconut rice was just horrible.
Service was rushed and not too friendly.
Expensive.
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Sushi of Gari is my favorite in the city - but it's also one of the more expensive ones.

Bond Street was good but didn't think it was anything special.

Sushi Samba is fun and reliable but it's not endemic to NY - it's a Miami institution.

Yama is excellent but cramped.

Nobu has very good sushi but I find their tasting menu (mostly non-sushi) is the highlight.

Amber is one of the best for the $$$ (a bit more reasonable than the ones above) and has a young vibe.

Masa - never been - but if you can get a reservation and $$$ is no object ($450 per person average), everyone will envy you.
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Old Jul 31st, 2007, 01:21 PM
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In regards to Masa - do they add %20 tip? I would love to try it as well as PerSe, but, not that much! LOL
 
Old Jul 31st, 2007, 01:27 PM
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Oh and JarredK tell me about Sushi of Gari. Alacarte? Faves? Omakasi? When we do make it there, we'd like to do it right!
 
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Just go with the tasting menu and they will keep bringing trays of amazing sushi creations until you say stop or until your credit card is maxed out. It's also a very no-frills place - so just be prepared.
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Wife went to Nobu 57 while on a business trip and loved it.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2007, 03:48 PM
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If you mean a young, chic atmosphere, I'd recommend Sushi Samba 7.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2007, 07:52 PM
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Seconding Yama. But make sure you go to the one on 17th St. and Irving place.
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Old Aug 3rd, 2007, 10:44 PM
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There's an EXCECLLENT Sushi spot on Lexington Ave and 30th St, called Mishima. The sushi there I think is one of the best in the city. The place is small and well priced.

For all you can eat, try Todai on 32nd between 5th and Madison.
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Sushi Yasuda might be the best in the city. Not in the same league as places like Yama and Sushi Samba. Reserve a seat at the sushi bar in front of Yasuda-san.
Another top place is Sushi Seki on First Avenue in the East 60s..their style is similar to Gari, more innovative than Yasuda. Omakase is the way to go at any of these places. Nobu is not known for sushi.

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