Thursday, October 20, 2011

Sushi Wars

The inside of Sushi Yasu in its new Austin Mall location.
The game is on! Sushi Yasu's recent move from Yellowstone Blvd. to the space formerly occupied by the make-your-own salad place Energy Green (in the lower level of the Austin St. Mall), has taken the local Sushi Wars up a notch.

Not that we ever lacked for sushi. In fact, Forest Hills very well may have more pieces of sushi per capita than any other neighborhood in New York City.

Well, that might be a bit of an exaggeration. But we do indeed have a whole lot of Sushi to choose from.

Here are just a few of the sushi places I know about:
  • Jade, at Station Square
  • Moca, on 70th Road
  • Suhsi Oh! on Austin
  • Sushi Yasu in Austin St. Mall
And I know there are plenty of others... My personal favorites are Jade and Moca. Let me know what other sushi places you like and maybe I'll post a Sushi Wars poll to see who emerges the ultimate people's choice!


13 comments:

  1. I'm a HUGE Sushi Yasu fan. I was chatting it up with Yasu the other night and he's very interested in expanding his menu to accommodate non-sushi eaters. He's looking for feedback on the type of food people would like (as a former fish monger, he definitely leans towards fish/seafood).

    ALSO, he's just finished re-doing half of the space and there's now a wonderful, long sushi bar. He's done a top notch job and will be re-doing the rest of the space shortly.

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  2. I love the people, food and atmosphere at Sushi Time.

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  3. Is Sushi Time the same as Sushi Oh! ?

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  4. Sushi Time replaced Sushi Oh about two years ago, give or take.

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  5. In the words of the always brilliant Steve Martin, "I like my sushi well done".

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  6. Completely agree with Cora. Think Sushi Time is the best based on all three categories.

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  7. I tried Sushi Time a few times (it's 1/2 block from my apt) .... they're very nice, but to me it's "fast food" sushi. Eh.

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  8. I love Sushi Time for pick-up, mostly order in from Mado in Rego Park, and sit down at Moca.

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  9. Sushi Time and Sushi Yasu are both really good, but need to make bigger pieces (especially Yasu) since they aren't cheap! Best1Sushi was really good and had big pieces but couldn't reopen after the fire that destroyed their place.

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  10. Sushi definitely isn't an inexpensive meal. Not sure I'd want inexpensive raw fish ;) It's one of those meals where I really believe you get what you pay for.

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  11. I am a fan of Narita-they have great lunch deals and the fish is always super fresh!

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  12. I went to Sushi Yasu last Saturday night around 7:30pm and the place was packed. They couldn't handle the crowds and some people sat and then left before ordering. Another table got some sushi and then had to wait a long time before their second platter of sushi arrived. Sushi Yasu definitely have kinks to work out in the new place!

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  13. Yasu mentioned to me that the weekend crowd has been huge. I've gone during the week and have had zero problems. With that said, to date, all my meals from the new location have been take-out (I stop in on my way to NYSC, place my order and pick it up when I leave the gym).

    Having dinner there Saturday night, but we've decided that we're going to go early.

    With that said, eating at the Sushi Yasu former location was always a "leisurely" paced meal. Then and at least for now, it's sushi only. It takes time to prepare fresh sushi.

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