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Tomoe Sushi

172 Thompson St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Houston St.
212-777-9346

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8
Food: 9
Service: 8
Décor: 5
"Recommended"

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93% would go back.

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highest quality fish for a reasonable price in NYC.

By jarederichardson on 3/7/2011

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 3
  • Yes, I would go back!

Simply the best value in Japanese fish, that I have found in 10 years, in the New York. Its not cheap, but for the quality, its not expensive. If you want, the chefs will take you on a journey – going as far out as you want.

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63 out of 131 people found this review helpful.

Oysters!

By ladyz on 7/13/2010

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 5
  • Décor: 3
  • Yes, I would go back!

I inhale the amazing sashimi and sushi here but the oysters cooked in tin-foil appetizer is quite honestly one of the most delicious things I have ever put in my mouth, and believe me, as a food addict, a lot has been put in there! Dear God! Big, fat, juicy oysters, cooked in a briny liquid with enoki mushrooms. It's like the feeling you got when you first tasted the miso black cod at Nobu oh so long ago. I swear my eyes rolled back in my head and I think I moaned audibly because the guys at the counter were sniggering when I came to. Worth the wait, if you ask me, s'all I'm saying..

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80 out of 155 people found this review helpful.

Beautiful food and people!!

By camilogpg on 3/3/2009

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 10
  • Décor: 1
  • Yes, I would go back!

No BS...just plain and simple amazingly fresh sushi at a simple dining place. The guys are friendly, the price is reasonable and its so lo key that you feel very comfortable

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127 out of 249 people found this review helpful.

sushi you dont chew

By dougdc3 on 12/7/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

best sushi in NYC - the fish is consistently so tender that it melts in your mouth they have mastery over serving cool fresh fish surrounded by warm rice no frills place but when you want delicious sushi, tomoe will not disappoint

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208 out of 424 people found this review helpful.

Best quality for the money in Manhattan!

By ShibuyaDenizen on 11/7/2007

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 5
  • Yes, I would go back!

Tomoe is in my book, the best quality sushi for your money in Manhattan. The cuts of fish are thick and large albeit very crude and the presentation is not the best, but for sushi and especially sashimi lovers, this place rocks. Bring a date, get the sushi or sashimi deluxe, an appetizer or two, and youre good to go since the cuts of fish are so large. Shouldnt cost more than $40 per person. The only drawback of this place is unless you get there right when they open, youre waiting outside for at least 30-45min on a good day and 1-1.5 hrs on peak days. Otherwise, highly recommended!

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295 out of 556 people found this review helpful.

One of the best sushi I ever had

By mikeyip on 10/22/2006

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

We lived in California, so we browsed the WEB for the best sushi when we visited NYC this summer. We selected Tomoe Sushi because we wanted to visit the Village area. We were lucky, it was the right choice. We went to Tomoe Sushi at 6PM on a Friday. We were lucky to get a table right away. My wife and I ordered appertizer, sushi delux and sashimi delux. The delux plate has a great varity of fishes. Each piece of sashimi was huge and fresh. The price wasn't cheap. The resturant wasn't stylish. The service wasn't superb. But we really like the quality and the freshness of the food. We will definitely go back again (when we are in NYC again).

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317 out of 676 people found this review helpful.

heavenly fish bates

By eatdat on 3/20/2005

  • Overall Rating: 8
  • Food: 9
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

This place has not failed me yet. The sushi and sashimi were made from top quality and fresh fish. One thing I would like to see on their menu is some creative dishes.

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347 out of 788 people found this review helpful.

cozy

By big_pickle on 12/23/2004

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 8
  • Yes, I would go back!

The sushi portion is good and the quality is excellent. The yellowtail is so buttery. They have a variety of appetizers many of which I have tried and liked. I feel the food and the pricing is very honest. The crab meat is not imitation and the shrimp is amaebi or botanebi served raw not that cooked cocktail shrimp junk. The green tea ice cream is the darkest and most flavorful that I have ever had. The seating is tight but I really like the wood chairs and tables. I also like the sparse decoration which seems to be done with little planning and without much fuss. I've eaten there 3 or 4 dozen times and will continue to do so even though I frequently have to wait 1 hour for a seat. This is probably not a place to blow the minds off your visitors but it is a great place for a good meal for yourself.

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371 out of 802 people found this review helpful.

The Best Sashimi

By perry on 4/14/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 8
  • Décor: 3
  • Yes, I would go back!

Amazing fresh sashimi for a very reasonable price. Hard to wait but go at an off time and it is so worth it.

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340 out of 762 people found this review helpful.

#1 for true sushi lovers.

By ddavis1982 on 3/21/2003

  • Overall Rating: 9
  • Food: 10
  • Service: 9
  • Décor: 6
  • Yes, I would go back!

Have been an avid fan for 7 years. It is an 11 out of 10. Not there for the decor, or scene, just massive prime pieces that melt in your mouth. when is the best the cheapest? the best value in sushi. It is well worth the wait. Wait for a friend, who will not. Don't wait if you do not know your fish.If you think Haru,Japonica,or Hatsuhana are even close, don't waste your time on line."You just don't get it...."

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