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Sushi Seki-Upper East side


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Sushi Seki-Upper East side

UES Mayor | | Jun 24, 2007 04:08 AM

After hearing and reading mixed reviews about this longtime restaurant I decided to try for myself. My friend reserved the corner of sushi bar specifically 1 week in advanced but when we got there we were told a party of 4 needed more space-no big deal-we sat just adjacent to corner where head chef himself served us. The staff seemed very confused about who was going to wait on us and had no less than 3 people take our drink order which was fine. Now to the all important food review.I ordered squid pasta appetizer which was so so-nothing extraordinary and my partner the seaweed salad which I did not sample because it looked like any other seaweed salad. I then ordered the sushi-sashimi omakase and my partner the sashimi omakase.The party of four clearly from Japan ordered the same. For starters I was served only sahimi anticipating sushi would be forthcoming. The quality of fish was very mediocre and nothing special-such as dressed up versions you would expect from chef. Meanwhile the party next to us a a very vast array of different delecacies which we never even saw on our plates-I was getting a little confused so I asked Seki when I was being served my sushi-He said we were already served our dinner!! They then presented bill and omg! $350 for what I considered half of what I anticipated and after speaking aside w waitress, she said chef thought I only wanted sashimi although I was extremley clear of what I wanted. In retropsect I would have been totally satisfied had my fish been fresh and superb but totally not the case. I will not be going back-no comparison to Sushi of Gari or Sushi Yasuda!!!