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Ten Sushi - AVOID IT

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Ten Sushi - AVOID IT

Steph | Mar 30, 2004 04:32 PM

116 Avenue C, b/w 7th & 8th

I didn't have my Palm Pilot-Vindigo with me, so I didn't realize that this place is owned by the same guy as Bao 111. I also didn't benefit from the mini-review, which warned against the sushi at this place.

Too bad. I have rarely had fish that was so lackluster and off-taste. The tuna was a pale red, rather than the ruby that's so easily found in this city, and the salmon was gummy. My friend's tempura udon was fine, if you didn't touch the udon broth. It was overly smokey and odd-tasting . . . not the kind of flavor you want to pour down your gullet with repeated spoonfuls.

The tempura, itself, was moderately good but not worth the price (around $16). My husband's chirashi was a nice selection of fish, but the freshness was questionable and that left us (pun intended) cold.

I love Bao Noodles and Bao 111, so I'm sorry to report that Ten misses in many ways. Michael Huynh should stick with what he does best and leave the sushi to the tried-and-true experts who grace this city.

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