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Chinatown Sushi -- Suishaya

Gabe Handel | Oct 6, 2001 12:09 AM

We got out of a show Friday at 10:00 and wanted sushi, so we kicked over to Chinatown with perhaps Ginza in mind. We decided instead to try a place called Suishaya at 2 Tyler St., and were very glad that we did.

The setting was your usual Chinatown arrangement -- nothing particularly nice, but designed for chow-down. The help was exceptionally friendly and attentive, and the sushi was really quite good. At least on a par with Ginza, and somewhat more reasonably priced.

We ordered a smattering of nigiri and a couple of rolls. Everything was fresh, large, and elegantly assembled. There was a nice little surprise, too. The spicy tuna roll included a very thin sliver of some kind of tempura (perhaps a slender stick of daikon) that lent a really nice crunch and just a touch of pleasant fried flavor.

By the piece, prices were average, but the real deals were in the combos. We didn't order it, but they offer a combo of one spider maki and one tempura shrimp roll for $9. Jae's, Gyuhama, or Ginza would charge that for either one alone.

The menu is primarily Korean, and all those around us eating the Korean food looked quite happy with it. They have a list of twenty Korean soups, which will be my next reason for visiting.

Has anyone else tried this place, and if so, can you speak to the Korean dishes (especially the soups)?

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