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Posted by Anonymous on 06/01/2005
When I finally made it to my table that was upstairs and after truging through half a dozen drunk girls, I found the place to be very beautiful. The food is delicious, but outrageously over priced, but that's what you get a fine dining establishments in NYC. If you don't mind payin 9 dollars for a bottle of water and another for a pot of tea then this is the place for you, because everything is great tasting. The service is OK. I actually had to switch my table because of a leak in the ceiling mid way through the meal and was only comped a bottle of water that we didn't even need. Again, if you got the cash, this is the place to go!
Posted by Anonymous on 04/09/2005
Food here is incredible! Being a sushi snob, I expected this trendy joint to be just that - a scene without the food to back it up. Especially not the sushi. We ordered from the entree menu as well as the chef's choice sushi platter. And although the entrees and appetizers were wonderful, the sushi was really what blew me away. I've been back multiple times since and my memory has never let me down. The servers also have always been extremely polite. If it weren't for the price, I'd eat there every night.
Posted by alacarte on 04/04/2005
The sushi is very good, but in order to get to it, you need to weave through a cocktail lounge that makes you want to bolt for the exit. Every table was filled, but apparently that's because the Regency Hotel down the block sends all their patrons there. When we sat down, I had the oddest feeling that we were the only natives in the joint. On a Friday evening, most New Yorkers dining out in Midtown have come straight from the office, and are dressed accordingly. Instead, the women at each table were dressed extra-fancy, like they were going a wedding (velvet shawls, sparkly jewelry, and in the case of the table next to us, copious amounts of perfume) while the men wore khakis. My suspicions were confirmed at the end of the meal when the waitress brought us two flutes of champagne, "from your concierge." Although mr. alacarte replied, "we live here, this must be for another table," the waitress insisted we keep the champagne on the house, a classy move. And it was very nice champagne. I'll just add that whoever manages the downstairs lounge is not doing a good job. The maitre'd couldn't find one patron's reservation, and refused to acknowledge the five parties piling up behind him until they settled the situation. The hostesses couldn't figure out where any of the tables were to seat anyone. They charge for the coat check, which is their prerogative but still is mildly insulting. There's only one bartender on a Friday night, when the bar is packed three people deep with a "hey-baby" crowd. (UGH.)
Posted by Julie K. on 07/26/2004
While very expensive, I would highly recommend Geisha to anyone looking for a fun yet beautiful dining experience in Manhattan. The restaurant is beautfully planned - the bar is chic, relaxed, a little sexy yet fun, the sushi room in the back has anime projections on the wall and serves wonderful sushi - really special. Going up to the second floor for dinner, you step on flower inlaid wooden steps, kimono wrapped walls decorated with delicate orgami birds. The dining room upstairs is just as fantastic. The service was warm and welcoming. The food was quite good. With the exception of the chicken entree offered - medallions of stuffed chicken breast (which was mediocre - dry and tasteless), the rest of the hot food ordered was sublime - expecially worthwhile was the rack of lamb entree and the Roasted Lobster Udon. Again, the sushi and sashimi here is phenominal - we ordered a platter for our appetizer though they also offer a wide variety of items that we wished we could have tried as well. For dessert, don't miss the trio of chocolate - we also quite enjoyed the coconut tapioca concoction that was light and exquisite. There is a lovely selection of teas, everything is presented perfectly. Dinner for 4 - 3 of us ordered drinks and no wine with dinner came to $312. Save this place for a special occasion, when you want to have fun and wonderful food - Geisha will not let you down. (Also, I'd suggest timing it for an early dinner before the crowds of "beautiful" people descend - come around 7:00 pm or 7:30 pm.)
Posted by KC on 06/25/2004
I've been to Geisha many times and the service and food was exceptional every time. The staff is friendly and nice and the food speaks for itself!
Posted by Disappointed on 05/25/2004
I was so excited to try Geisha after reading the reviews that I brought my friend who was visiting from out of town. Boy, was that a mistake. We sat down and ordered drinks. The waitress must have come over 15 times asking if we were ready to order. We ordered appetizers and asked to wait to order our main dishes. She huffed, rolled her eyes and said she'd hold the appetizer order because the chef doesn't like to take partial orders. So, we complied and ordered the entire meal. The main dishes came out before we were even done with our appetizers. I ordered a spicy tuna roll that was so small that 2 or 3 pieces on the end of the roll didn't even contain any spicy tuna and the tuna wrapped on the outside was dry. For $12, I'd expect at least average. The cooked food was better, but there are so many better restaurants in Manhattan with better service. After spending $160 I wound up having to apologize to my friend for such a bad experience. I'm sorry I didn't take her to Bond St. like I first planned.
Posted by Anonymous on 03/30/2004
I've been to Geisha many times - can't stay away. The sushi is so fresh, the service impeccable, the scene so much fun...you can't miss it.