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Posted by Anonymous on 08/15/2007
We have been to Tenzan more times than we can count. For the first year they were open their portions were larger and we never had anything but perfection. Recently, we have had a couple of orders that lacked one thing or another and wonder if they are in fact becoming a bit more sloppy as they have become more popular. That said, overall, Tenzan is excellent. The staff is friendly and helpful, the fish is fresh, and (almost) always the food is out of this world. Promise.
Posted by Anonymous on 08/06/2007
I ordered from Tenzan tonight and was really disapponted with it. The age tofu, which is my favorite dish, had the "off" taste and crumbly texture of tofu that has turned. The harumaki (spring rolls) were not crispy or tasty. The shrimp tempura rolls had too much avacado and were not tasty. The california rolls were also filled with too much avacado and, what's worse, no cucumber at all. The whole thing was pretty sad, considering that sushi is not exactly a cheap meal. Friends tell me this place is good, but I have ordered it twice, have been disappointed both times, and will not order again.
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.