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Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

Used to go there too.

1 day ago
sushiman in Manhattan

Ibiza recs?

How did it go? I was just there again.

Aug 19, 2014
sushiman in Spain/Portugal

need 4 rests/tapas in Barcelona in October

For Tapas, El Quim and Pinotxo in the Boqueria.

Cal Pep is a classic.

The best I went to was Bar Canete, OMG was it good.

Aug 19, 2014
sushiman in Spain/Portugal

4 lunches in Madrid in mid-Sept; interesting food, 100-120 E a couple (w. wine)

I was just in Madrid, been many times. I was with a newbie.

Took her to Botin (old school), O Pazo (best seafood) and Tiridiana ( new school). Wanted to cover all the bases.

All were fantastic.

There are so many choices in Madrid now.

Aug 19, 2014
sushiman in Spain/Portugal

Long Gone But Not Forgotten! Manhattan Memories

The Forum of the Twelve Caesars was one of the best EVER in NYC. They do not make them like that anymore. Maitre'Ds that were Cordon Bleu trained.

No one has mentioned the Doriental Restaurant. Fantastic Chinese on E52nd.

I spent many a late night at the Brasserie.

And Bukhara for Indian. Without utensils.

Aug 19, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan

Coming soon... Williamsburg’s New Robata Restaurant...

Yummm, right near my house.

Aug 12, 2014
sushiman in Outer Boroughs

Best Italian Sausage

Citarella in the Grand Central Market on Lex makes them both with and without fennel seeds.

Aug 12, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan

Sushi Nakazawa, has anyone been recently ?????

True about the two at a time, but it is always two of the same fish.

Mr. Hiura in Fort Lee does it that way.

Aug 06, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan

1 or 8 Sushi - Williamsburg - could be one of the best omakase meals in NYC

Fresh wasabi and shinko. Still delivering the goods here.

Aug 06, 2014
sushiman in Outer Boroughs

Sushi Nakazawa, has anyone been recently ?????

Yasuda was guilty of this too and he did it solely to rush you through the meal so he could turn over the seat.

Nigiri has a short shelf life. It should be eaten right as it is being put in front of you. Fives pieces? At least three will be ruined by the time you get to them, if not four. Theme schmeme. Serve the five, but one at a time and you still have your theme.

As far as the size of the pieces, Yasuda was famous among his peers for squeezing the most out of a pound of fish and thus profits, for serving fingernail size nigiri. It was something of a joke. Oh yeah, he was sizing to each customer's mouth. LOL

Aug 06, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan
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Best classic cannoli south of 34th Street?

Get take out from Emilio Ballato. Amazing canolli.

Aug 04, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan
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Sushi Nakazawa, has anyone been recently ?????

Hear, hear.

And the tamago at 15 is a new formula. The best I have had. He changed it up after his last visit to Tokyo.

Aug 01, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan

List of top steakhouses in NYC

And order a NY Strip, medium and charred. The best steak they make.

Jul 29, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan
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15 East - Pedestrian Sushi and A Scaly Foot

Funny, when I was in Tokyo, the sushi was served on the counter.

Sounds like someone has an ax to grind.

Jul 28, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan

15 East - Pedestrian Sushi and A Scaly Foot

Sounds just like my meal.

Jul 28, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan

15 East - Pedestrian Sushi and A Scaly Foot

I had a fantastic dinner there last night.

Shinko was the highlight.

I guess that it is all about timing.

Jul 26, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan

15 East - Pedestrian Sushi and A Scaly Foot

Interesting....

Jul 24, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan

Seafood in Manhattan?

Esca or Aquagrill

Jul 24, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan

15 east - suffering any downturn ?

LOL, if any thing it has gotten better.

Jul 08, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan
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Top 10 Manhattan Sushi

There are other threads.

Jun 10, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan

Cobb Gallaria recs

I go to the Blade Show every year. And NEVER eat near the Cobb Galleria.

If you have a car why limit yourself?

There are so many good places to eat.

Jun 03, 2014
sushiman in Atlanta

Best Sushi: Yasuda, Ushiwakamaru, 15 East?

Ate at 15 last night. Epic. Our friend from the fish market sent special fish for birthday dinner.

Shimizu was in Tokyo recently and visited all of the top sushi places. He made some adjustment to his rice since. It was perfect.

May 31, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan

Best Sushi: Yasuda, Ushiwakamaru, 15 East?

I ate at Ichi last night and it was amazing. He is number one in my book based on the fact that he does things that NO ONE else in NYC can do. And he can do everything all the others can.

Last night we had 30 day old shirako, 18 month shiokara, Artic char zuke and all sorts of other crazy things.

May 23, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan
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Best Sushi: Yasuda, Ushiwakamaru, 15 East?

There really is no comparison. 15 East is way better than Yasuda. Yasuda was always over-rated. Yasuda trained Mitsuru to be his mini-me and did a great job. Mitusuru serves his nigiri exactly the same way. Oh, and no one mentioned that they only give you 45 minutes to eat.

The two best are 15 East and Ichimura. If you want a well rounded meal. Zensai, sashimi and nigiri. etc.

Nakazawa is good, but nigiri only does not do it for me. Out of 21 pieces, I can remember 3.

Azabu is completely different now. The upstairs too.

I happen to like Seki quite a bit. He does more traditional sushi for me. Not his usual fare and he always has something special for zensai.

To me Masa is more like a high end Seki, not tradional at all.

No one has mention Kuruma. Too expensive for what it is?

May 15, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan

best sushi close to 55th street, 5th/6th avenue

The westside Sushiden.

Apr 01, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan

1 or 8 Sushi - Williamsburg - could be one of the best omakase meals in NYC

Yoshida had live snow crab last night. Steamed body and legs. Yummmmmmmmmmmmm!

Feb 26, 2014
sushiman in Outer Boroughs

1 or 8 Sushi - Williamsburg - could be one of the best omakase meals in NYC

As good as the best in NYC.

And a fantastic sake selection.

Feb 24, 2014
sushiman in Outer Boroughs

SUSHI NAKAZAWA?

Finally went to Nakazawa.

Fast impression.

Really good, but not life changing.

Some hits, some misses.

Hate the chairs at the bar.

Not four star, nor the best. Too many misses.

Feb 13, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan

Four Seasons Restaurant??

Get the duck. It is still really good.

Jan 13, 2014
sushiman in Manhattan

Osteria Il Paiolo (Williamsburg)?

The restuarant is closed. Permanently.

Dec 27, 2013
sushiman in Outer Boroughs