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Japanese (Sushi, esp.) Guidebook Recommendations?

Hi,

Would anyone be able to recommend some good Japanese (especially, sushi) guidebooks? It can be a cookbook and/or a more general glossary type of book with pictures. Thanks!

May 28, 2007
gracey in Food Media & News

Great sushi, cool decor, but moderately priced

By the way, in a recent trip to Natori, I've found out that waitress' name seems to be "Emi".

Oct 25, 2006
gracey in Manhattan

Brasserie 8 1/2 for Dinner

Thanks dkstar, but unfortunately, I don't like Brasserie after having gone twice already. Would you know if they've changed chefs?

Sep 12, 2006
gracey in Manhattan

Brasserie 8 1/2 for Dinner

Hi,

Has anyone been to Brasserie 8 1/2 for dinner recently? What would you recommend? Is there any place special to sit also (I'll be dining alone)? I'll be going on Sunday, and will be using a $50 Restaurant Associates certificate. Thanks!

Sep 09, 2006
gracey in Manhattan

Garden Court Cafe (Asia Society) for Dinner

Hi,

I'll be having a quick dinner at the Asia Society tomorrow night. What's the best thing to get? I don't want to spend more than $15-20. Thanks!

Jul 15, 2006
gracey in Manhattan

French & Other Cheapish Lunch in St. Vincent's--West Village?

Hi,

Does anyone have recommendations for something cheapish (preferably French, but other cuisines also welcome) in the St. Vincent's--West Village area? It also should be somewhat accessible for a teen. Thanks a lot!

Jul 14, 2006
gracey in Manhattan

Great sushi, cool decor, but moderately priced

Hi Simon,

Thanks for the info....we probably both mean the same person, and what you've shared definitely makes me feel better. Anyway, you're a sweetheart, I think that I'll do that from now on, but do you know when the west side room is open, though? (I've bookmarked you so that I could look forward to more of your future posts.)

*Also, if I do have that waitress again, what should I tip her? I've been tipping her the "standard" @17% percent. Thanks!

Jun 28, 2006
gracey in Manhattan

Great sushi, cool decor, but moderately priced

I have never had an experience with the other staff there like this, especially with Yuka, who was my favorite waitress.

Jun 28, 2006
gracey in Manhattan

Great sushi, cool decor, but moderately priced

I've been a regular of Natori since 1999, but for the past two? years, there has been a waitress there (on the weekends at least) who is generally indifferent or downright rude to me. I used to think that perhaps she didn't like her job, but have realized that it might be because she is uncomfortable with my stutter, i.e. she stands very far away from me, and does not ask me if I ever want anything else. She doesn't treat other customers like this. I am seriously considering not returning, and alerting management. I am a good customer, and tip well. Has anyone had a similar experience?

Jun 28, 2006
gracey in Manhattan

Hunter College Lunch Take-Out?

Hi,

Does anyone know of cheapish to moderately-priced ($15 and under, if possible) take-out lunch options near Hunter, i.e. sandwiches, drink, and fruit/pastry/salad, type of place. Thanks!

Jun 24, 2006
gracey in Manhattan