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hey hey avenue j

oystersallday | Oct 26, 2008 10:46 AM

so my gf moved to midwood and last night, having a mutual craving for sushi, we braved the rain and headed to avenue J with her roommate. admittedly, i have never had kosher sushi but if my experience at estihana indicates what i should expect, i never want to have it again. miso soup resembled miso soup only thanks to a few cubes of tofu. in lieu of tempura flakes, there were what appeared to be rice crispies sprinkled over one of our rolls. the fish was...well edible and we are all fine today. since the menu appeared to be more pan-asian than anything, i regret not ordering the argentine beef even though i am not sure if what i just said makes sense. perhaps if we were not so hungry we could have read the signs and been forewarned: the salt and pepper shakers on the table, a french fry and spaghetti option on the menu, the odd assortment of italian/french poster art on the walls... nonetheless, i guess the whole night proved to be a special -- if not rare ny experience. has anybody been to this spot? does anybody have any other food recommendations in this hood beyond difaras? i am not at all unfamiliar with kosher food but i guess that i should say that i am more familiar with good kosher food. what's the word? where oh where should we eat?

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