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Tsukushi - it survived the NYT review

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Tsukushi - it survived the NYT review

Skillet Licker | May 18, 2006 09:23 PM

Thankfully, its still a predominately and charmingly Japanese clientele and the food - a half-dozen or so small courses, served omikase - seems not to have been altered to suite perceived American tastes. I can't recall all the dishes, but the goma tofu was terrific, and the cold terako noodles were standout. Sashimi was fairly routine but refreshing. Sardine, served whole, was fine except I really don't care for whole fish with tiny bones. One really wierd and delicious dish was a mayonaisey, Japanese-style macaroni salad served with what seemed like gyoza filling enveloped in balls of flavored rice. The omakase is, by NY standards, ridiculously cheap at $36. Afterwards, still-hungry patrons are offered a small menu of standards. I chose the unquestionably homemade curry rice which was darn good. By the way, this is definitely homestyle omikase - no overly fine or fancy frills here. Highly recommended.

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