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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.
Posted by v.i. on 01/03/2008
I'm glad the gaijin masses and sushi novices have found their paradise. This place is quite simply the most overhyped nonsense in the city.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/13/2007
nothing compares to seki. i have been eating sushi since i was a little girl and nothing compares to this place. i could eat it every night of the week! i just got back from a vacation in the far east and even there i couldnt wait to come back to get to seki! try it!!!
Posted by Heigtseater on 10/07/2007
I took my wife to Sushi Seki for her birthday because I wanted to take her for a sublime sushi experience, and the restaurant gets highly rated in Zagat. We sat at the sushi bar and ordered the Omakase (chef's special). We started with sashimi that was not really remarkable. The toro was not in the top 10 I have had in NYC. Our chef then began serving us sushi, and the menu quickly turned to cooked pieces. Maybe we should have been more instructional, but with sushi, you finish with the heavy cooked pieces after your tongue has tasted all the flavorful raw pieces. In general, the pieces were mediocre, and almost every piece has some kind of sauce on it. If the fish was that special, no master chef would smother it with sauce. They had no clam, and we had to ask for the fresh octopus, scallop, and abalone, otherwise we would hav gotten salmon with mayonaise and tomato all night. The japanese couple next to us appeared to have the same problem, but could not express it (didn't speak english), because the chef was from China, so they had to get the waitress to translate. For almost $300 (food only), I have to say Seki was the biggest mistake I have made. I like Japonica or Mishima better, and don't see any reason to go to Seki, especially for the Omakase.
Posted by rich on 08/07/2007
Ive been all over the place, gari, nobu, masa,yama,you name it, ive been there but none of these places can even come close to comparing to the level of quality, freshness, taste, and atmosphere found in seki sushi bar. if you are lucky you may even find seki himself serving you at the sushi bar, while he makes jokes and makes you feel at home. Truly amazing food that may force you to lighten up your wallet but garunteed to please. I warn you now though, after seki there is no other sushi.
Posted by Anonymous on 06/28/2007
I've been to Nobu been to Masa ... nothing comes close to Seki.
Posted by wasabipea on 06/16/2007
takes a pretty incredible sushi joint to please my japanese, sushi-snob husband, but we both agree it's our new favorite. the omakase was divine - the sushi melts in your mouth (it melts in your chopsticks even before it even hits your mouth - it's THAT good). clever, delicious flavor combinations make for excellent sushi creations. it's a must-try!