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Shimizu or Kanoyama - 50 to 80USD per person possible?

quarian | Mar 22, 201202:37 AM


I'll be in new york for a few days in July with a friend, was looking around for sushi/sashimi places. Read that shimizu is affordable for omakase. Checked their website and it says sushi platter chef's choice is 45/pax and upwards. Sashimi platter chef's choice is 50/pax and upwards. Also saw a review (on yelp) saying they went omakase platter and it was 60USD per person.

That looks comfortable to me but then happened to see a few mentions on chow comparing it to yasuda and seems those are 150 to 200USD? Confused. Is it because some people order a lot of extras?

Me and my friend are gals and we like fresh sushi/sashimi but not fancy. I eat in Singapore regularly at places were lots of Japanese people would eat (regularly and not special occasion - I think they're considered mid priced) but not the top end. I would think we could be comfortable with 10 to 15 pieces. If we like it, we would go back. Is that possible at about 70USD or less per head?

I assume that doesn't include tax.

For either shimizu or kanoyama, how do you find the ala carte? Both have chirashi bowl options. Kanoyama has some very affordable sashimi or sushi seasonal ala carte options that are around 39 to 50USD I believe. Do you think it's better/safer to do that and just skip the omakase?

Appreciate your input.

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