I've read ChowHound for some time, but this is my first here. So I'd like to start by thanking everyone here for excellent advice and interesting discussion.
I have been eating sushi for years, but I live in Chappaqua, NY, and the quality and variety in Westchester is fairly lacking. As I have refined my "sushi senses" more and more, I have began making bi-weekly trips to the city in search of great sushi. I tend to like the more traditional sushi to the more eccentric american style (although I am happy to try both). Here is my quandary: many of the threads I have read on sushi suggest getting the omasake for the ultimate quality and variety, and I do not doubt the validity of these claims, but I am an undergraduate student who can't afford omasake. I dream of trying Yasuda, and the like, but for now I am stuck getting the Sushi Deluxe, Chirashi, etc., and then ordering a few pieces a la carte. More often than not, I find myself sorely disappointed with the variety, and frequently (but not always) the quality of what I receive. One anomaly has been Blue Ribbon on Sullivan, I tried the sashimi there and I was quite pleased. The spanish mackerel, in particular, was SUPERB. Anyway on to my question...
Which NYC restaurant offers your favorite sushi platter at reasonable (i.e. $30 and under) price?