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“Absolutely excellent sushi and sashimi” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Xaga
Ranked #13 of 93 Restaurants in Merrick
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
New York City, New York
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482 reviews
240 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“Absolutely excellent sushi and sashimi”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 31, 2013

The sushi and sashimi was the freshest I ever had. The ambience in the restaurant is great but the acoustics, unfortunately, are not and conversations from other tables intrude on your privacy. The restaurant gets quite busy but there is adequate parking. The service was good but the real winner was the food! The sushi dinner priced at $21 included a choice of soup and was excellent but the real winner was the sashimi dinner priced at $22 (also including a choice of soup). I have never tasted fresher tuna and salmon.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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English first
New York
Level Contributor
112 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
“Just OK”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2013

We went to Xaga on the recommendation of several friends and acquaintances, but clearly had a different experience than they did. I should have known it was not going to be the best sushi when we walked in the door and the smell of old fish was overwhelming the entire restaurant. Started with the shrimp shu mai, which were tender and quite tasty. But we came for the sushi, and were disappointed - the sushi seemed fresh, but the fish was not as tender and moist as I am used to in a top sushi establishment and lacked flavor. The sushi rice was stickier than I have had at most sushi places, and hard as a rock. The chef special rolls were better than the sushi was. In a town where there are at least a half dozen sushi restaurants, you can find better.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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