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Posted by JK on 10/19/2007
The food definitely does not taste 100% Japanese but it is actually pretty good. The style of food served in the restaurant is more like Chinese/Japanese fusion.
Posted by ChristinaBW on 08/20/2007
I had never been to a Japanese restaurant before Aoki; I had only tried rolls in packaging from supermarkets and such. In Aoki, the service is quick, food is so tasty, and you don't have to spend much to be satisfied. I went with a friend during our Lunch break from work and we spent a total of 27 dollars on rolls, soup and salad, and Cokes. The three for 10 dollars' rolls is actually a steal. You get 6 of each kind that you order, so you are really getting 18 rolls all together, but are ordering three kinds. It's awesome! If you like California Rolls, you'll enjoy everything else!
Posted by Anonymous on 05/27/2007
After our reading the ratings we were eager to try another "great" sushi restaurant. Unfortunately, the word of the evening was "no". Not only were they unwilling to slightly modify a dish (with ingreadients they obviously had from other selections) but the quality was lower than most of the other more reasonable sushi restaurants in the neighborhood. To add insult to injury we were barely starting our main courses when presented with the check which they asked us to pay right away... Although we ordered well before closing it seemed closing the doors and shutting the lights off was the primary focus of the staff on a saturday night with tables still occupied.
Posted by GGNY on 05/21/2007
Aoki is my go-to sushi spot. Stumbled upon it with some friends on lunch one day and now its the only place we go to for sushi! I have told numerous people about this place and nobody has EVER disliked it. You get so much for your $ and its good! Not to mention the Buddha Bar albums playing in the background. Its a great place and goes so unnoticed. Its always packed around lunchtime, but dinner is much quieter. Great for a work lunch, a pre Broadway show meal or a post Broadway show meal. The ginger dressing on the salad is the best I've ever had and I have this Jalapeno/Shitake Mushroom roll that is my newest obsession!! I highly recommend Aoki to anyone looking for great sushi in NY.
Posted by Cookie on 04/08/2007
My mother and I were in NYC for springbreak. I hadn't eaten all day (seriously) so as soon as we got to our hotel I asked where the closest Japanese restaraunt was. When we arrived I was greeted with an "Ohiyo!" by a friendly person. There were only 2 other people in there so the staff was very attentive. I ordered Tonkatsu which I was craving they gave me 2 huge slabs of it and honest to God the best rice I have ever had! My mom got some beef stew thing, the sauce was very good. Inside it was sorta dark and there was techno/new age music playing but I didn't care. I should've gone back but I don't like it when a wait staff watches you eat!
Posted by Anonymous on 03/24/2007
Great rolls at Aoki! Tried several and was very satisfied. The atmosphere and staff are good as well.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/22/2007
I hardly noticed Aoki, even though I work a few blocks away and I pass by them everytime I go to Hakata, Saigon 48 or Pong Sri. I needed to find a place to bring my girlfriend for a pre-Broadway dinner one day, so I checked menupages for the best rated places around. At the time, this Aoki page had only 2 or 3 comments, but they were all positive. So I took a shot. I normally go to more elaborate (read: expensive) places for special events, so I was somewhat wary about going here. What a surprise! We ordered the Amazing Spicy Mix and two Fancy Rolls (we weren't that hungry). The arrangement was beautiful and, more importantly, delicious! Several weeks later, my girlfriend even asked me for the location of Aoki so she can go back with her family. And that was that until I decided to grab lunch here today (3 rolls for $10!) and was compelled to come here to post a review.