My boyfriend and I were in NY last weekend for dinner at Sushi Yasuda. I just wanted to write up a quick review:
-It's kind of unromantic. Since we couldn't be together for Valentine's Day, Sushi Yasuda was supposed to be our substitute Valentine's Day going-out meal together. I do not recommend Yasuda for a date. The blonde wood is beautiful, but it's also kind of clinical. We had reservations at 6:30 and were told we had to leave by 8:00. And even though we finished our meal before 8:00, there wasn't time to linger over the menu or enjoy each other's time after the meal.
-They rush you. Our waitress was nice, but she came back to our table every 2 minutes to try to take our order. And after every dish, she would come and quickly bus everything off our table. She placed the check at our table before the end of the meal, and kept on asking us if we wanted to order more sushi. I've never felt so rushed at a restaurant before and found it really annoying.
-Our waitress was also a little OCD. At one point, she rearranged my chopsticks on the stone chopstick holder even though it was fine where it was.
-However, I'd probably go back for the sushi. The food was sublime -- just the best cuts of fish on beds of perfectly marinated sushi rice. It's a good lunch place and a good place to take friends, but not the best place for a romantic night out. Order everything and anything the chef recommends, especially the toro. Dinner cost $160 for two people. We ordered the Sushi/Sashimi Prix Fixe dinner, and then all different kinds of sashimi and sushi.