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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?
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.
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.
#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.
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.
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).
Best quality for the money in Manhattan!
By ShibuyaDenizen on 11/7/2007
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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