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sushi in Mt. Kisco

Josh Mittleman | May 29, 2003 06:03 PM

I recently started a new job in Mt. Kisco, and I've been sampling all the downtown eateries. Today we made it to the third of the three sushi bars in town, so I can give a complete report.

The first place we tried, on Main St. just south of the Border's Bookstore, was so entirely unmemorable that I can remember the name; something beginning with . I was initially encouraged by the specials board that listed blowfish, of all things; but the fish in their sushi was not fresh. The chirashi sushi rice was unpleasant.

Second try was Okinawa, at the back of the new development in the middle of the Moger strip. Very pleasant restaurant. I had chirashi sushi again, one of my test dishes for sushi bars. It was very large, very pretty, and pretty good. The selection of fish wasn't very interesting, but what was there was OK.

However, it don't hold a candle to today's discover, Kabuki, at 33-35 Main St. Today's specials included softshell crab deep fried as an appetizer or in a really excellent spider roll; yellowfin belly sashimi, a thing I'd never had before; ama-ebi served with the head deep fried (yummy!). I ordered uni on the waitress' suggestion; but she came back all apologetic five minutes later to tell me that another customer had tried one piece and sent it back, so they weren't going to sell the rest. That's when I knew this was a serious sushi bar. Not cheap -- the spider roll was $16 -- but excellent.

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