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Kuruma Zushi vs. Shinbashi vs. ?

Tkn | Oct 8, 201108:55 PM

Hello, I am an LA chowhound visiting NY for 2 nights. I am looking for the best, most traditional, sushi available in NY. I like straight nigiri sushi with maybe some shiokara or other chinmi thrown in. Creativity and presentation is not too important to me. But I do like attention to detail and expert knife skills.

I've read up as much as I can on this subject and I think I've narrowed it down to Kuruma Zushi and Shinbashi. Both appear to have been around since the 70's and are probably masters of their art by now. Any opinions on these two places? Any other sushi bars I should consider?

Assume price is not an issue, although I am not interested in eating kobe beef, foi gras, and gold flakes (a la Masa's understudy Urasawa here in LA). Just straight up, no nonsense, sushi.

Thanks for any help!

7 E 47th St, New York, NY 10017

7 East 48th Street, New York, NY 10017

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