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Posted by anonymouse on 06/20/2010
I've never been to Nobu, but my friend has, and she says the Loop is as good as Nobu, for a lot less money. I don't know, I just love it. I would never take the time to write a review, but I don't want this restaurant to close, so I want to encourage you to try it. They have all kinds of exotic combinations of flavors in their rolls. The rolls are large, and beautifully presented. The lunch special is great, 2 rolls and soup or salad (yum) for around 9 dollars. Please try them. We need this great Japanese restaurant to stay around a long time!
Posted by Yummy in my tummy on 05/19/2010
By far the best lil sushi joint I've found thus far in nyc. Truly original and delicious. Try their signature rolls; especially the angry blue crab. I have dreams about the tempura rock shrimp. I will be going there agin and again.
Posted by sushilover on 05/03/2010
This restaurant rocks! It's a clean, cozy place with quick service. Their fish is extremely fresh!
Posted by Elizabeth on 04/22/2010
I've tried this place for delivery twice, and eaten there in person 2-3 times. It sounds like most reviewers have ordered their specialty rolls and some creative (non-traditional) appetizers, and I've stuck to more traditional fare, so that may be why I'm not blown away by The Loop. The homemade shrimp shumai are weird -- they're just shrimp & chicken meatballs wrapped in thin egg noodles. Not very tasty and not what you expect or want from shumai. The vegetable spring roll is also totally forgettable -- hardly any filling, greasy, all dough. The miso soup is standard. Lobster miso quite tasty, but again, nothing suprising or especially good. I've always ordered the 3 maki lunch special (3 rolls with soup or salad; I get spicy tuna, yellowtail scallion, and crispy spicy snow crab avocado). It's a great deal, but the quality seems to be better when you dine in rather than get delivery. Also, I agree with other reviewers that the rice can sometimes be dry. One day, the fish will seem very clean & fresh; another, dry and bland. Today I ordered delivery, and it was as though they were short on nori or measured incorrectly -- none of my rolls had a full piece of nori around them, so the stuffing was falling out. The yellowtail seemed bland and not very fresh, and whatever was in that crab roll was definitely not crab. I didn't take my chances with eating it. Maybe if I came in for tuna pizza and their specialty rolls (many of which seem to of the 'stuffed with cream cheese & deep fried' variety), I'd like the place more. However, I've given them 4 tries, and for fresh, traditional sushi and maki, I'll be going elsewhere from now on.
Posted by Gavin on 03/29/2010
The Loop is perfect for any sushi lover. They have long list of very creative special rolls. The sushi makers take alot of pride in their work. I watched them make a few rolls and each one was made with love and attention. I even saw the guy toss a piece of tuna because it didn't meet his standards. All of the rolls we had tasted fresh and were on par or better than other expensive high end sushi restaurants. The service was great too. The staff is cheerful and very enthusiastic about their food. The only downside is the atmosphere. It is a little small and the decor is only adequate. All together it was a great experience and I would go back in a hearbeat. Great value!!
Posted by Rich C on 01/28/2010
The Loop is amazing. Everything is fresh and the presentation is beautiful.
Posted by anonymous on 01/13/2010
The Loop is our favorite local place & we're so happy to see it doing well. The service is great and really knowledgable. They make great recommendations. Must haves: Big Man and Cancun rolls. They're out of this world! Even the yellowtail jalapeno appetizer is delicious. We also tried the Tuna Pizza app and couldn't get over how fresh and amazing the tuna was. Great little spot for reasonably priced, really special rolls.