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East Japanese Restaurant
Posted by Alex Upper East Side on 07/06/2012
As I walked in there was nobody at the door to sit me, when on my table, after a while I decided to ask for water and said that I was ready to order. It took an eternity for the food to come, I looked around and figured that other customers were going through the same. When I finally got my food it was the poorest bento box I ever had. The salmon wasnt fresh, the sushi was unappetizing, total disaster. As a regular to Japanese restaurants I have to say that this overall experience was the poorest I ever had.
Posted by fair_ues on 05/25/2012
I came to this place today because I was there 2 years ago and I remember they had good dishes. Oh, boy! I am surprised the place is so dark and empty without a single customer. I comfort myself it may be too early as most people will come after 7:30pm, and I regret my judgment. I ordered some rolls and tempura. OMG, rolls are hard and tasteless and tempura are so sticky.
Posted by Paul on 01/08/2012
If you're looking for decor and ambiance this is not your place, if you want fresh and great sushi at a clean restaurant then this is a place to try. Try the Yellow Tail. Great value, and never too crowded. I keep going back. E66th Street Location that is.
Posted by lana on 05/14/2010
I tried a couple of their specials which vary by the day of the week--salmon on tuesdays and the eel on fridays. It's sort of affordable for the amount of fish that you get, but it has a pretty thrown-together feel and taste to it, more like fast food sushi. The decor felt lacking too. Overall it was ok. Not great.
Posted by japanesque on 03/02/2010
Great authentic Japanese sushi and other food for reasonable price in Upper East. Aim for specials (different specials each weekday. ie Salmon Monday, Tuna Wednesday, Donburi Thursday, etc) for best value.
Posted by PatrickNY on 08/28/2009
East is a reliable sushi choice. The food is consistently good, from the sushi and sashimi to the tempura. Not terrific, but terrific sushi costs two or three times as much as East. The key to good sushi is freshness in my opinion, and East always has fresh sushi. The service is about what you would expect, you need to ask for most things, and you need to speak up. Don't expect anyone to anticipate your every need. Try the chef's lunch - it is more than enough for most and enough for any two average people. It is always interesting too.
Posted by anonymous on 03/31/2009
i took out 3 meals from this restaurant. they packed them together in one container so when i reached home i had one large stuck together mess. i phoned the restaurant and they were not at all gracious. they actually blamed me for not telling them how to pack the food properly. they refused reimbursing me and in the end the food had to be thrown away, i could not serve what looked like a big sticky gluey glbb. all together, a really bad time, a waste of money and a rude experience. i will boycott this place from no on. too bad, it used to be a neighborhood place to get mediocre but decent food.