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Douzo (long)

Posenose | Mar 24, 2006 09:52 AM

Ate there last night, really enjoyed it. Super cool decor, very modern, very NYC. Great staff, great food- my only complaint was that it was expensive but that could speak more towards my ordering than the menu- we had more appetizers than sushi/maki.

Started with edamame- actually, that was the worst dish we had- they were overcooked and not salty enough, but everything else was so good it didn't matter.

We had beef tataki with ponzu sauce which was great, nice little salad of onions and seaweed on the side. Crispy shrimp with creamy spicy sauce- that's a dish straight from Nobu, so I was very curious to see how they did it. It was different from Nobu's- Nobu's is rock shrimp that you dip in the sauce, these were regular shrimp that somehow had the sauce inside them, underneath the crispy coating. Very good.

One of the fave dishes at the table was a cold appetizer of salmon wrapped in daikon- so refreshing and crunchy.

Sweet miso marinated sea bass is another Nobu-ish dish, and it was also great.

Agedashi tofu, which is friend tofu in fish broth was very nice, great texture, nice crispiness on the outside.

We had something called the torch roll, which was my other disappointment- it was expensive- $15 ish, and although there were a lot of pieces in it, I still didn't feel it was worth the price. It was avocado and cucumber wrapped in rice with torched yellow tail on the outside with black tobiko and yuzu sauce- the yuzu sauce was great, but I didn't love the rest of the dish. My dining companions liked it better than I did.

Finally, spicy tuna maki was great. Total bill for 3 people with a $16 of sake was $96.00 without tip.

I would definitely go back again. I feel like this place is really going to pick up, like Fugakyu did, and I can see 2 hour waits like Fugakyu in its future (which may actually cause me not to want to go back!- so who knows, this may have been my one shot there!)

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