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Posted by Park Sloper on 01/01/2006
Went here with a friend and even though we were 10-15 mins late for our reservation, we were seated in the best spot in the house...right in front of Yasuda. He is the kindest, *funniest* old flirt of a man and he will blow you away with his quick wit while simultaneously serving up the BEST omakase selections that you will ever have. Fish is oh-so-tender and fresh, fresh as can be! I knew the quality was there when even the wasabi was impeccable -- truly special wasabi gives just a flash of spice that resonates up your nose but then is gone in an instant. One caveat: definitely choose omakase but be forewarned as you become so enmeshed in the food and the chef's deft hand that you forget to edit yourself. That happened to me when I walked out paying $70+ for myself (no drinks) and my friend, the frugal one, watched it and only paid $30. I don't care though. For experience and quality, no other sushi house can top Yasuda.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/30/2005
Sushi Yasuda definitely makes the best sushi with the freshest ingredients. We loved the prolific variety of fresh fish -- especially the sea urchin sushi. The orange clam is also very good. Order from the a la carte menu to get the most unique items. The prix fixe is better value but less extraordinary in the fish selection. The only caveat -- it gets pricey. We spent $35 and left feeling un-full.
Posted by Midtown East worker bee on 12/11/2005
Really expensive, but the best sushi i've had in this area... if your company is paying for it, IT'S THE ONLY PLACE TO ORDER FROM - it makes all other sushi seem like it's out of can.
Posted by Anonymous on 12/02/2005
I highly reccomend this place, the Sushi was unbelievable. The service was great, the people were nice and always there for any need. I sat at the Sushi bar, the fish was the the freshest I have ever had in NYC. The price is high but worth every piece...as for the menu its a sushi resturant so clearly it's not weird that there's nothing cooked.
Posted by SS on 11/25/2005
Just ate at the sushi bar and was served by Yasuda himself. I could be wrong but he was ignoring us and bringing out the sushi at a very slow pace. Others sitting near us received their sushi a a much faster pace and were treated more politely. The fish was very fresh but Kuruma blows this place away.
Posted by Akira on 11/10/2005
To be honest, I was in shock when I saw their awkward sushi menu. I seriously considered walking out. They have so many rules in ordering sushi. It was an unpleasant experience. Sushi was ok, comparable to the price, and not special. I didn't see any other Japanese other than us.
Posted by lovesushi on 10/31/2005
The quality of this sushi sets it apart from most other NYC sushi destinations. Price is OK -- a bit pricey for the portions. But it's worth the quality and taste. The atmosphere is also very nice, with zen-like bamboo interior. The neighborhood is kinda dodgy, but pay no heed b/c the restaurant is like a gem within. The Chirayashi(sp?) roll is very tasty!