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“Best sushi.”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Tsushima

Ranked #1,807 of 13,551 Restaurants in New York City
Cuisines: Japanese, Sushi, Asian
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Neighborhood: Midtown
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
“Best sushi.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 30, 2013

Nice ambience. Very very good sushi. Service a little rough. Many japaneese guests which could be a proof of quality

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Nice littlel "hole in the wall"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 19, 2012

I was actually looking for another Japanese restaurant around the same area and stumbled upon this little gem. As another reviewer had noted, this place is sandwiched between two other Japanese restaurants.

My colleague and I took a chance and just walked in and we didn't have any difficulty getting a table. I'm not a bit sushi fan and ordered a teriyaki chicken dinner and my colleague ordered a set sushi dish. My colleague was quite surprised when the soy sauce arrived with a brush in it as opposed to the usual bottle. He was quite impressed as he had read somewhere the right way to apply soy sauce to sushi is with a brush as you don't want to simply dunk the rice in the soy sauce and drown out the flavors of the fish. Apparently only the traditional places still provide the brush. Neither of us left hungry and dinner for two (without drinks) taxes, tip all in was about $65. It was so good we went back a couple of nights later.

The food was

  • Visited November 2012
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2 Thank Dpw198
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“Great sushi!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2012

Simply the best sushi we had in NY. We were looking for a sushi restaurant while walking with TripAdvisor's suggestions. Eventually found. Really nice place. Nice service. Rose sparkling sake made our evening.

Visited June 2012
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New York City, New York
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“Easy to overlook, but good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 11, 2011

Tsushima is located on a block with 3 or 4 other Japanese places, so it's easy to walk right past it, but if you go in, you may be pleasantly surprised. We first went here on a recommendation, and have now been twice. Both times were really good.
On our most recent visit, we were a party of 4, no reservation. It was a Wednesday night, not crowded, and we were seated immediately. We started with some unusual appetizers; something called "tomato carpaccio," which turned out to be slices of fresh tomato with some oil and garlic. It was the most garlic I think I've ever had in a Japanese restaurant, but that's OK; I love garlic. Also, some octopus and cucumber that was really nice.
For dinners, we all got sushi combo's from the regular menu. The miso soup was flavorful, and the green salad was a lot better than any of us expected: mixed baby greens and a tangy dressing. The fish in our sushi was all really fresh, and we all really liked it.

  • Visited May 2011
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