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Posted by toddm on 07/30/2007
the crowd should tell you that this spot is great. i'm not crazy about the atmosphere and service is a function of the crowds. the secret value here is great food at a great price, delivered to your door in minutes. perfect for the agoraphobic foodie in all of us.
Posted by Barak on 07/16/2007
we got 5 different rolls and they were all exceptional . will defintly return first chance I get
Posted by Anonymous on 07/14/2007
We order from here about once per week - they have a good, cheaper, alternative to ordering rolls - maki A, B, C and Tenzan Maki for 2 (starting at $12 for the three rolls and includes soup or salad!) The fish is generally pretty good and one of the better places we've been in the UWS (which is lacking regarding great sushi places). If you go to the restaurant, there are 3 levels (floor, basement, and upper level). Floor level is more authentic sushi bar type, upstairs is pleasant, and downstairs is a little weird with oddly used distribution of space and big booths. Overall, a place worth trying if you need to stick to UWS for sushi.
OK so I'm no sushi connoisseur, but I found this restaurant quite basic with an atmosphere comparable to that of a cafeteria due to its very bright lighting. Although our server was very pleasant and helpful with the saki menu and my beef teriyaki was very good and tender, I had a few hang-ups about the evening. They said they close the kitchen at 11:30p, but began wrapping up our table while we were still eating around 11:00p (took the flower off our table) which created the feeling of being rushed. Finally, we were overcharged for our meal by 20% and after I quickly notified them of the mistake and they were in fact apologetic, nevertheless it was a strike against them. Based on this one encounter, I would only recommend this place if you are looking for a casual, basic overall experience.
Posted by sushimon on 07/02/2007
not from here. Not so good, but considering the options in the neighborhood, seems to be about the norm in the UWS. Not recommended for those who know good fresh fish. Wont go into specific, but they seem to hold onto their fish a little too long, more than a day or two. Depending what you choose and how long they have had it, your experience will vary.
Posted by Fantasia Forever on 06/05/2007
My husband and I find every excuse to eat here because it never disappoints. The rolls are plump, fresh, and oh so good. Even sitting at the bar to watch the "Professor" is a treat. Trying the Peanut Avocado roll is a must. And the Sweet Potato roll will change your life. Once you try Tenzan, you will be hard pressed to find another sushi restaraunt that compares.
Posted by MochaLox on 06/01/2007
Ok, so after going to a Broadway diner in the area which refused to seat us away from the door, my sister and I ventured over to Columbus Ave. We spotted Tenzan and decided to give it a try. We had the lunch specials, I had tempura, and she had teriyaki. The food was sooooo good! The staff is soooooo pleasant, and the atmosphere is just right. The tempura is so light, the veggies and shrimp were fresh and tasty. The miso soup was very nice, not too salty. We also had a few shumai, and they even rolled the sushi with brown rice! (not many places will acomodate that request, and the waitress suggested it!) My sister and I have plans to go back this weekend! Maybe we'll see you there. :-)