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172 Thompson St., New York, NY, 10012
nr. Houston St.
By ssherry on 2/26/2003
The freshest fish possible. Perfectly seasoned sushi rice and the correct proportion of fish to rice. What else is there?
Line up for excellence!
By japeters on 3/4/2003
Expensive? Slightly...but the pieces of fish are larger than average, and I've had none fresher. The Unagi is so stunning you might think you sat on a live jelly-fish! Huge, mouth-watering slabs of eel, so good you'll never enjoy eel anywhere else again. Oh yeah, the line down the block testifies to it's popularity with the locals. But get there early for dinner, and it will be worth the 1hour + wait. (No Reseverations) Good Sake selection too.
heavenly fish bates
By eatdat on 3/20/2005
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.
By ladyz on 7/13/2010
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..
waiting for the fishermen to come in...
By bambola on 3/3/2003
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!
Best value for sushi
By crs5380 on 3/3/2003
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.
#1 for true sushi lovers.
By ddavis1982 on 3/21/2003
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...."
The Best Sashimi
By perry on 4/14/2003
Amazing fresh sashimi for a very reasonable price. Hard to wait but go at an off time and it is so worth it.
By big_pickle on 12/23/2004
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.
One of the best sushi I ever had
By mikeyip on 10/22/2006
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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