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“Best sushi”
Review of Sasabune

Sasabune
Ranked #3,785 of 14,378 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $0 - $100
Cuisines: Sushi, Asian, Japanese
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Dining options: Reservations
Neighborhood: Upper East Side
Reviewed August 13, 2014

The only way you can eat fresher fish would be to eat it on the boat. Excellence personified!!! Chefs and waiters are brilliant. Just eat and enjoy.

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Thank HaveFun511
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

There is no menu in this little restaurant on the upper east side. It is all omakase and the motto is: Trust me. The sushi chef will select and prepare pieces for you, after asking if you want little or no rice. With each piece, he will tell you whether to use soy sauce or not. Every piece is so delicious that I opted to use no soy at all, even on the pieces that the chef said I could. The atmosphere is jovial and laid back, but don't let it fool you, this is serious sushi and sashimi eating. The food is excellent and you won't regret it. The restaurant is small and it is a good idea to reserve. But I showed up at 8 pm without reservation, and I was able to sit at the sushi counter. There is also a small room in the back. I can't wait to go back.

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Thank Martine A
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Reviewed May 18, 2014

This is our second review about this tiny Sushi Restaurant on the East Side.
The quality of the sushi is fantastic, this a classic sushi style with the best fishes the market can offer. The unbelievable speed of the service (they obviously want you to eat an Omakase Menu in one hour) is ok, but sometimes you would need a bit more time between the servings. They come now three at the time, I mean three different kinds of sushi on a dish, then the next, then the next. Ok but maybe too fast.
What was new for us and a bit disturbing was the rice: it was simply too warm, almost hot, which cannot be right. Probably an accident on that evening? We hope so, since sushi rice must definitely not be hot or warmer then body temperature.
Nevertheless a great sushi restaurant with quite high prices.

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Thank FLuisi
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Reviewed March 25, 2014

I'll forgo repeating all the previous very positive reviews to avoid repetition. And yes, this place is starkly decorated but compared to the finest places in Japan this joint is huge. If you think Nobu is the best place on earth due to the cool factor just skip this and stick with fashionable/hip (no slight meant to Nobu, I enjoy going there). This place is simply an onslaught of taste. Incredibly friendly staff if you trust Takahashi-san and his very capable hands and palette. Oh, stupid cheap for $120 a head; I also ordered some of the extra high end stuff and it was on the house (either by mistake or due to my repeated, heartfelt gratitude).

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Thank MisterSR
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Reviewed March 13, 2014

Everyone will talk smack about the atmosphere....fine...i will give you that. This is top notch sushi. High quality. Consistent. Quiet. Relaxed. Reliable. Never overcrowded.

These guys are not into giving you music and a party. They make sushi and they are gd damn good at it.

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Thank jgolden84
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