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Posted by MDL on 11/07/2007
Picked this place b/c it was near Penn Plaza and there's not much to choose from. Ordered the lunch special roll combo which came with 3 rolls, soup, salad, noodles for $13. Soup was different than I've ever had but quite good. Sushi was fresh and tasty. Service was also very good. Friendly and attentive. Will definitely return many times.
Posted by exceptional on 06/13/2007
A friend of mine took me to this restaurant for sushi about a month ago. I liked the restaurant so much that I went back there again last week with my wife and daughter. I ordered deluxe sushi, my wife beef teriyaki and my daughter shrimp tempura. All the food we had were very tasty and of high quality, especially the sushi which was truly fresh and delicious. All the dishes had generous portions. The staff was attentive and friendly and the service was excellent. Considering the exceptional quality of the food and service, I found the prices quite reasonable. I would highly recommend this restaurant to anyone who enjoys good Japanese food in a pleasant atmosphere.
Posted by nigiri-zushi on 06/10/2007
Their fresh tasting sushi and the great service from the waitresses made me feel like I was back home in Japan. The experience starts with cleaning your hands with oshibori (hot towel) so you can eat with your hands if you wish (as done in Japan). The cost is very reasonable for the food and service I got there. I plan to go to Ishihama whenever I feel like having Sushi. Overall two thumbs up!!
Posted by Judy the Foodie on 05/16/2007
I don't think of this restaurant as a Japanese restaurant, but as a Korean one. I am always looking for the best hwe dup bab, a Korean style sashimi dish in which raw fish is served over rice and fresh vegetables. Ishihama has become my favorite place for this dish. This is the only dish I ever get here. Try it!
Posted by New2Nyc on 10/15/2006
Had a friend in town from Cincinnati and she loves sushi. After searching on menupages.com for about 30 minutes I decided we just walk around Little Korea and see what we could find. From the outside it didn't look like much but we decided to stop in and I am glad we did. First off they brought us hot towels for our hands which was a nice jester and then took our order. We ordered two rolls(shrimp tempura, philly roll), and about 14 pieces of sushi(unagi, yellowtail, salmon, and tuna mix). The eel was very big and very tasty. Sushi was made well so it did not fall apart and did not leave big pieces of rice in the soy sauce. Sat at the bar and the chef was very nerdy and very nice, knew little English but enough to joke around with and ask questions. I saw him making an avocado ball which was not on the menu, looked like avocado sliced and packed together with spicy tuna inside. Was not in a drinking mood so we just had Fiji water and Coke. Bill was 47 + 13 tip, not bad at all and we were both very full. They free of charge they brought us out a beautifully cut orange just to finish off the meal. Will be back this week with other friends. Definitely go here.
Posted by SushiGuru on 05/19/2006
I went to this restaurant thinking all the reviews are correct. I went there on business dinner on Friday night. Korean Sushi restaurant did not fail me most of the times but I was not happy with the food whatsoever. I went there on Friday (supposed to be the best day to go) but fish was not fresh, rice were not the one for sushi at all. I ended up leaving much of rice and fish on the plate. Waitress is kind but they look like high school children they just got back from school and working there wearing mini skirt. Miso Soup was too salty unlike the reviews before me, as if they don;t know how to make them. Fish looked like they have been sittting there in the counter for a week. They don't look fresh at all. Only thing I liked and ate was tempura that I ordered on the side. They were good. I left much of it on the plate untouched. i hope they got the message. As for tea, you do not serve Peppermint tea with Sushi. Sadly, I don't think I ever go back again. i paid about around a little over 100 for two.
Posted by brunoise on 04/18/2006
I had takeout from Ishihama for the first time today, and thought it was great. I had mild misgivings that this was really a Korean restaurant wearing a Japanese-restaurant disguise, but I needn't have worried. The menu has all of the Japanese standards with a few Korean flourishes, and the food was fresh, well-prepared, and beautifully presented. The avocado and tuna appetizer was particularly lovely. I will definitely return.