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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"

Average Reader Rating on a Scale of 10.

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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68 out of 145 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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132 out of 260 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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216 out of 442 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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304 out of 577 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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327 out of 691 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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380 out of 819 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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349 out of 782 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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362 out of 763 people found this review helpful.

Best value for sushi

By crs5380 on 3/3/2003

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

Tomoe has the freshest sushi for the price. Pretty standard sushi menu, but the fish is very fresh and inexpensive. Be ready to wait outside until they have a table, it's first-come-first-serve.

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368 out of 666 people found this review helpful.

waiting for the fishermen to come in...

By bambola on 3/3/2003

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

Waiting in line for TOMOE is a humbling experience, because you know that once the maginificent sushi /sashimi plates arrive on your table, you will be tasting some of the freshest fish in the city. So while you wait, just imagine that you are waiting for the ships to come in with today's catch, and that you're the lucky one to be there to taste!

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