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Posted by SS on 12/05/2005
Seki gets my vote for best sushi joint in NYC. The prices are quite reasonable for what you get. The salmon, tuna, eel and yellow tail are all amazing. This place is better than Yasuda where you get tiny little pieces for obscene prices, some not even that fresh. You can actually believe the good reviews for this place. I'd say Seki, Kuruma, Kirara, Bond St and Fukumatsu are my favs.
Posted by Mr. Michelin on 11/28/2005
This place offers the best quality for your $. Having traveled Japan, Sushi Seki feels like an authentic establishment, esp. when sitting at the sushi bar. Friendly, attentive staff make you feel at home. The Uni here is like butter.
Posted by NYC Foodie on 10/24/2005
So far one of the best sushi restaurants in New York. The spicy scallop is delicious, with spices on the delicate side, complementing rather than overpowering. The sea eel just melts in your mouth. The hidden jem was Spanish mackerel, very tastefully presented. The squid appetizer was a little disappointing, being cooked unevenly, but quickly forgotten once the sushi arrived. The staff was very courteous and attentive, which was a pleasant surprise compared to the staff at Gari. It is very easy to get a little carried away and run up a large bill, but with quality being so high, one does not mind. In overall, a terrific dining experience.
Posted by Drew on 10/07/2005
And I truly mean it. You will not be able to eat Sushi anywhere else again, because not many places will compare. I have been a Seki customer for almost 1 1/2 years, going about twice a month. Like some other reviewers have said, I highly HIGHLY recommend the Spicy Scallop Hand Roll. Honestly, I start with one and end with one every time I go. In my opinion, the best way to enjoy Sushi Seki is to let Seki decide what he is going to feed you. Sounds a little silly, but honestly, you will not be disappointed. It?s called the Seki Menu, and it is best served when you sit at the bar. One by one, Seki will hand you some of the most amazing combinations of flavor you have ever experienced. No need for soy sauce or wasabi on ANY piece. You will continue to get difference types of Seki?s creations until you wave the white flag. Trust me, even after you are pretty full you?ll still want the next piece coming. As far as price is concerned, you can not have Sushi in the city anywhere cheaply. Or a steak, or any great meal. In my opinion, the prices are fair. Definitely not cheap, but certainly not over priced. Well worth every penny. Hope you enjoy!
Posted by Seki regular on 09/27/2005
I see the same people eating at Seki every week. It is the only place I go now for great sushi. It's just that good.
Posted by Anonymous on 09/15/2005
First went here 2 years ago and was not impressed. Just went and had one of the best sushi meals. Took the advice of other reviewers and had the spicy scallop and chopped eel and avocado. DELICIOUS. Also really yummy was the seared salmon. food is on the pricey side but in my opinion worth it.
Posted by Japanese food lover on 08/07/2005
I also had omakase and was pleasantly surprised. "Neta" (the raw fish on rice) were all creative, very much like Sushi of Gari's. This is a very good alternative to Gari which is over-priced. At Sushi Seki you can get similar type/quality of sushi at half the price. Appetizers were also very refined. We had geso (squid legs) and yamaimo tempura which were very fresh and tasty. I highly recommend this place. Prices are good in general, but sake's are pricy. I wish they had shochu.