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Sushi Grade Redux: Downtown?

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Sushi Grade Redux: Downtown?

A Different David | May 11, 2001 10:44 PM

I've got quite an itch for sushi (a phenomenon shared by other members here, if the prevalence of sushi-related messages is any tip-off), and I'd like to start making my own every once-and-awhile. All the fixin's are relatively easy to find save the key: sushi grade fish.

Another David posted a similar inquiry a few weeks back, and was met with the following suggestions:

"Japanese and Korean markets will usually have sashimi grade fish available. I find the best prices at the korean market on 32nd Street (btw 5th and 6th/B'way). Try also Katagiri on 59th btw 2nd and 3rd, and Yagura market on 41st btw Madison & 5th. There's a japanese market on 43rd St (btw 6th & 7th) as well. But, if you have a car, go to Mitsuwa (formerly Yaohan) in Edgewater, NJ. They have the best selection of sashimi quality fish." (eeto@visto.com; Eric Eto)

and

"Catch 21 on 21st between park and broadway(475-8770) has gorgeous fish. And I've seen sushi grade tuna there before." (abbylovi@hotmail.com; AbbyLovi)

I may check those out, but in the meantime, does anyone have any leads on downtown sources? I work near Chinatown, so that's a possibility, but I find that scene a little intimidating (in that I am depending upon the purveyor to make the judgment call between you'd-better-cook-that and go-ahead-and-wolf-it-down-raw, and I don't know one business from the next).

I'd appreciate any tips on specific locations there (or anywhere else on the southern end of the island).

Many thanks,
David

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