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Omakase that won't break the bank?

Kanoyama is your best bet, but it isn't as good as Yasaka. We just went to Kanoyama last week.

They have a "super omakase" - that is a real omakase and that's $100+

Apr 15, 2013
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Sushi Please

Then you will love Sushi Yasaka then, my other favorite in the UWS is Geisha Table. Overall a very pricey restaurant but their chirashi bowl is a steal at $35. A big bowl of really great quality seafood

Apr 12, 2013
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Japanese Restaurant for big group

That's an interesting fact! Now I know why I find Nobu to be overpriced considering what I can get at Hatsuhana.

HP is not at busy on week nights and I can't resist there $18 Ladies set :P

Apr 12, 2013
GoldFishCrackers in Manhattan

Sushi Please

Yasaka is very good and an even better value but it's not at the same quality/price level as 15 East and Sushi Yasuda.

Apr 12, 2013
GoldFishCrackers in Manhattan

Sushi Please

don't forget to ask for sushi bar. Not the same experience sitting at a table

Apr 12, 2013
GoldFishCrackers in Manhattan

Best Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown

+1 for Chinatown Ice Cream Factory

Apr 11, 2013
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Best Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown

Nam Wah is old style dim sum - the kind that my 90 years old grandma use to take me as a kid. The kind of dim sum that's considered a lost art in Hong Kong. It bring me a real taste of home. They steam and cook their food in small batches and usually steam it when you place your order.

The type of dim sum at Golden Unicorn is the cheaper, low end, packed with MSG. Always a little mushy from over steaming served in a large banquet hall.

They are both authentic and you will find similar things in Southern China, it's really a matter of preference.

Apr 11, 2013
GoldFishCrackers in Manhattan

Japanese Restaurant for big group

Hatsuhana park is cheaper and if you stick to the set menus then it'll be less than 40

Apr 11, 2013
GoldFishCrackers in Manhattan

Japanese Restaurant for big group

Absolutely possible. Especially if you call ahead and planned the menu - we like to do Hatsuhana Park (couple bucks cheaper) weeknight because it's quieter and there's almost always a large party of Japanese in one end of the restaurant.

http://www.hatsuhana.com/wp-content/t...

Apr 09, 2013
GoldFishCrackers in Manhattan

Japanese Restaurant for big group

Hatsuhana?

Apr 09, 2013
GoldFishCrackers in Manhattan

French or Italian on UES or UWS, where we can talk

Picholine?

Apr 09, 2013
GoldFishCrackers in Manhattan

Saturday LateNite Options?

+1 For Ktown

Apr 09, 2013
GoldFishCrackers in Manhattan

Chicagoan in NYC- Ethiopian?

Zoma is the best in NYC but still mediocre compared to the weakest ethiopian meal in DC

Apr 09, 2013
GoldFishCrackers in Manhattan

French or Italian on UES or UWS, where we can talk

La Boite en Bois on W68th

Apr 09, 2013
GoldFishCrackers in Manhattan

Best Chinese Restaurant in Chinatown

If you are going there for Lunch - I would recommend getting Dim Sum at Nom Wah. Go early or late afternoon, they get busy especially over the weekend.

Don't really do dinners in Chinatown. Are you looking for any particular type of Chinese food?

Apr 09, 2013
GoldFishCrackers in Manhattan

Vegan or vegetarian hearty stew recipe?

my other favorite Serious Eat's "Best Vegetarian Chili"
http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/20...

Vegan or vegetarian hearty stew recipe?

ditto - great recipe & it freezes well. great with pasta or polenta