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Posted by Michael on 04/16/2008
The atmosphere in this place is not shi-shi though it's priced like it. It is, however, the absolutely most amazing sushi experience I've ever had. Out of this world, off the charts, head and shoulders better than sushi joints frequented by mere mortals. Fit to serve the emperor.
Posted by alice on 03/28/2008
anyone who was dissappointed with this place apparently did not know what to order. the ultimate experience out of all the sushi places in not only NY but anywhere else i have eaten (and there have been a lot).. For the ultimate experience, must get seat at the sushi bar, and order chefs choice and when you have had enough, just say "done". It may be pricey for some by choosing this option, but it is the only way to experience what real sushi is. If you are consider eating sushi by ordering "rolls", then it is not a sushi experience you are looking for. we have eaten in numerous sushi place in and out of the US and this can't be beat.
Posted by S on 03/22/2008
Anyone who posts anything negative about Seki except for the severely lacking atmosphere (but honestly who cares about that, you are there for sushi not some b.s. ambiance) knows NOTHING ABOUT SUSHI! Seki himself handpicks all of the finest fish flown in from Japan mostly. If you ever spent the time to talk to him about his craft you would realize what a true master he is. But those of you posting your ridiculous critiques that Sushi Seki is a place only novices would like simply demonstrates how severely lacking your own palates are, or perhaps your truly juvenile ordering skills. Here is how you can rectify this: go in and order the omakase and if you don't enjoy it, check into the nearest mental institution because you are clinically insane.
Posted by sushi lover on 03/05/2008
sat at the counter. all sushi chefs are nice. but the sushi is nothing special. too salty, too sloppy, not enough creativity. will not revisit unless it is in my neighborhood.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/23/2008
I ate at Sushi Seki last night for the first time, and WOW, this place is a sleeper, in fact I would say it is the best sushi outside of Masa in the city. Starting from the Shumai, to the Spicy Scallop roll, everything was extremely fresh and delicious. One of us got the Omakase, and although it is not a large amount of food, 50$ for 9 pieces of sushi and a handroll, I certainly think worth it..Toro was also superb. A must try for any hardcore sushi lover. Don't forget the Eel and avacado roll- dynamite.
Posted by Anonymous on 02/01/2008
I'm not sure what the attraction is to this place but the amount of food you get for the price is a joke. I spent around $140 for me and my date and left feeling like all I had to eat was an appetizer. The sushi is good but you can get much better value at hundreds of other places around town. The amount of what you receive is so minute that I had to ask twice for extra ginger and wasabi...oh did I mention their portions are small? Furthermore, there's not much creativity with their rolls.
Posted by Anonymous on 01/13/2008
Truly excellent! I've been to most of the hyped sushi restaurants in the city - Yasuda, Gari, Nobu (however, not yet Masa) - not to mention a number of highly regarded places in Tokyo, and Seki ranks among the best sushi I've had. The hot food is quite good too. If you're a sushi enthusiast, I don't need to tell you that you must have the omakase. I've been back 3 times now and it has been consistently excellent. The decor is very unpretentious (read, a bit tacky). It's clear the focus is on the food so don't go there for the atmosphere - to be honest, the modest decor is kind of refreshing. Service is mixed. The first time I went there, service was spot on. Waiter was available without being intrusive and timing for the omakase was perfect. The other 2 times were hardly as good.