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“Sad comedown...” 3 of 5 stars
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Sushi Nanase
522 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10605-2002
914-285-5351
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Ranked #16 of 231 Restaurants in White Plains
Cuisines: Japanese
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
White Plains, New York
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139 reviews 139 reviews
126 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 51 cities Reviews in 51 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
“Sad comedown...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2013

this used to be THE place for THE best sushi in Westchester. We don't know what happened, but the older chef is gone, and so is the reason to go here.

There was something off about the experience, and that, in addition to the sublime sushi, were an impetus to put up with the rude treatment from the owners. You WILL pay for anyone in your party who doesn't show up, you WILL arrive on time, the last person in WILL close the door, etc.

As it was, the woman who levied the rules was brushed aside whilst taking our order, and the chef convinced us we really didn't want what we ordered in the past and had been happy with - we needed more. Gee, I wonder why.

The sushi was good.........but not sublime, ethereal, which it used to be. Why I wonder.

We weren't rushed, but oddly, that was because there was no one waiting for our table. That was telling, don't you think?

On our way out, after a bill of $85. each, we didn't even merit a good-bye from the chef who bumped up our order and our bill.

As I said, sad comedown for a previously WONderful place and I don't think I'll be going back anytime soon.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Bronx, New York
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“excellent!!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

The restaurant is very expensive. We had two sashimi plates at $45 each, Two 300-ml bottles of sake at $25 each, one miso soup, two rolls and one sorbet - $215 total. It was worth every cent. The fish was fresh. I like the salmon especially. It was slice into little cubes and put evenly on the very long plate along with other goodies. There was fresh seaweed everywhere that complimented the fish instead of traditional ginger.
I was a little apprehensive going there after reading some reviews of the restaurants strictness of being late for your reservation and some negative consequences that one may incur. We were not late; the dinner went well. All was just fine. Highly recommend to try the restaurant if your are into raw fish, but expect to have a very limited menu. Most of the items on the menu were not available. It is what they have at the moment. Basically you get either plate of sushi or a plate of sashimi - that is it. The restaurant will take your credit card # when making a reservation. You cancel - you will pay $35 for this.
My wife and I had a good experience there and will do it again but not often - $$$$!

  • Visited July 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Yorktown Heights, New York
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6 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Best sushi ever eaten”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2013

The place is peculiar in several things. The sushi is great, the best you can get: tender and fresh. People say the owner receives fish from Tokyo by air everyday (don't know if it's true). The chef (owner of the place) decorates his sushi with tiny pieces of seaweed or something like this, so every sushi is a piece of art. His wife is serving. The place is small, about 4 tables.
You can't just walk in - the owner will ask you to leave, unless you have a reservation. This is funny, but true - the owner won't let you walk in even if the restaurant is empty, this is his rule. So call in advance for reservations.
Once you are in, the atmosphere is nice and friendly. Again, the sushi are fabulous. The greatness of sushi comes at a price - the dinner will cost you at least $60/person, but this sushi is worth it. The chef is an artist of sushi.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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70 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 37 cities Reviews in 37 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
“Quite possibly the best, freshest sushi ever”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2012

Chef is formerly of top sushi restaurant in NYC Kurumazushi. I don't know how they get sushi to taste like this, but if you are a connoisseur, you cannot miss this place. Allow the chef to prepare what he likes for you, or the "omakase"--you will be very pleased. Make sure you have plenty of credit line available on your card though--very expensive (or he will give you a discount for cash if he likes you!) That said--it is much cheaper than flying to Tokyo, and there aren't many places even there that can rival this. Reservations are a must and don't be late--chef is not so flexible.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Katonah, New York
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44 reviews 44 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 25 cities Reviews in 25 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Always a remarkable meal!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2012

The owner of this restaurant is quite the character. He came from a very poor family in Japan to work at Nobu and Masa. He now owns and works in his own restaurant with his wife and son. He is a success story. The last time that we were there was the first time that he did not have to ask people to leave, who did not have reservations, despite the restaurant having many open seats! He is a perfectionist at what he does. He takes the time to plan out meals and does not like to have to accommodate walk-ins. His dishes are finely crafted with the highest quality ingredients. The meals are significantly less than you would pay for at Nobu and Masa and the quality in in their league. This restaurant is a splurge and worth every dollar spent!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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