Me and a good friend both love sushi, and are looking to try on of NY's top sushi restaurants, but are having trouble deciding for sure, as price is a concern. Ideally, we would like to spend no more that 50 pp, but if it goes a little over that it is not a problem, as long as it is worth it.
Sushi Yasuda- The obvious choice, we would love to try there extensive variety and get the Yasuda experience. One idea is to share a Sushi Matsu (is this available for dinner??) and then order omakase with our budget. We are much more interested in, say, shellfish or an interesting fish we have never tried over toro; do the specials come in a range of prices or are they generally expensive? We do not care about the time limit.
Sushi Azabu- This seems to be a little less expensive, significantly so? Is the experience at the bar as interesting, and the variety (nearly) as wide as Yasuda? How could we order to keep costs down?
Kanoyama- Here we would split the "omakase" platter and then order more specials/real omakase. The selection seems really interesting, maybe a little cheaper...
Ushiwakamaru- Any thoughts?
Any others? I just saw Shimizu and Sushiya mentioned in another thread.
EDIT: Also, are any of these cheaper for lunch?