“Although the restaurant is small (be prepared to wait for a table) and the service is a bit slow, the ambiance is nice with its dim-lighting.”
“Our waitress was very friendly and attentive, never even letting our drinks near the empty status.”
“All the good tables are at the front of the restaurant, the rest are in the back near the sushi bar.”
“Great variety of rolls.”
“It's a great place for people who love sushi especially if u don't want to end up eating too much rice.”
“The rolls may appear to look small as compared to the other restaurants but this place has huge portions of fish on their rolls with very little rice involved, which makes me come back atleast once a week.”
“The ambiance is perfect & the waitstaff has mastered the balance of being super attentive without being annoying , & the food is delicious & very inexpensive.”
“Cherin Sushi is a phenomenal value, with excellent quality.”
“was shocked after waiting 45 minutes for some basic rolls and sashimi how inedible the food was.”
Horrible Service + Bland Sushi = DO NOT GO!.
Went here for a friend's birthday party the other weekend and cannot believe how bad this place was. We were a party of 8 and our host had agreed to some sort of pre-fixe deal. Seemed like the waiter was ready for us to go before we even left. First, one of our party no-showed and when he found out he wanted to take one of our 3 tables to give to someone else. No way were 8 people going to eat on 2 tables - ended up giving up a chair, no biggie, but it was all downhill from there.
The place is byob and they are clearly not happy about it. Clearly not our problem, but there was attitude anytime we asked for a cup or extra anything. As we're ordering the waiter rudely reminds our host that we have to order at least $20 worth of food per person - ummm, ok. One of our party was new to sushi so starts asking questions about what's raw or not on the menu - more attitude, then the guy proceeds to order for her, I tell him to slow down because he doesn't know what she likes to eat (needless to say an extra roll we did not order came anyways).
Onto the menu - yuck. There are WAY better sushi restaurants for same prices in the city. I could not believe how packed this place was. I ordered one of their specialty rolls that basically had more tempura flakes than fish in it. The tempura roll was ok, but how hard is it to make a tempura roll? Completely disappointed. Waiter began clearing plates before most of us were done, and I had to bark on him for reaching over my plate too many times. Oh and then we got dessert....more attitude. If it weren't for my friends bday I would have left after appetizers. I definitely will not be going back.
worst sushi in manhattan.
I was shocked after waiting 45 minutes for some basic rolls and sashimi how inedible the food was. The tuna Sashimi was shredded and did not taste like food, it was like garbarge. The sushi rolls had some crazy gluey rice that you couldnt chew, and the green salad was drenched in so much dressing you could not even tell it was green. I really dont understand how this place is in business maybe because the prices are so cheap...but even it was free... do not go!!
You've been warned.
VERY Enjoyable Bargain Sushi Joint. Cherin Sushi is a great place to start a night out. I went last night with four of my friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal, particularly the John and Gillian rolls and the seaweed salad. Although the restaurant is small (be prepared to wait for a table) and the service is a bit slow, the ambiance is nice with its dim-lighting. It is filled with fellow twenty-somethings seeking an affordable dinner and drinks before going out. You also CANNOT beat the prices (most rolls are $5)! Some rolls are a bit smaller than average, but overall, I was very full with 2 1/2 rolls. Second major plus is that the restaurant is BYOB. Of course, there are equally good and better sushi joints in the city, but this is pretty delicious bargain sushi! I will definitely be back!
after reading the "amazing" reviews on this site, i was excited to find a CHEAP and GREAT sushi place in the city...so obviously i ran over with my friends expecting a good outcome. as we walked in we noticed that there was only one other table taken and the waiter was walking around aimlessly. we ordered the $3 dollar california just to try and were told that we had to pay at least $5 each. when the food arrived my california roll was MUSHY, the rice had almost a sorbet like texture and the avocado was also very mushy, but here's the best part THE CRAB MEAT WAS ROCK SOLID. IT WAS BY FAR THE WORST SUSHI I HAVE EVER HAD. when i refused to continue eating and pay the waiter had a very nasty attitude and accused me of never having sushi before. in the end i did not PAY and refused to tip the a******. (i would honestly rate this place -3 stars)
OH AND BTW, my friend who did eat (& paid) ended up having stomach pains and issues.
SAVE YOUR $3.00!!!
THIS IS A MUST READ REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON MAKING A RESERVATION!!!!!
I came with a party of ten. We made a reservation for 8pm. I arrived at 8 and was rudely greeted. Apparently I was the first to arrive and they were unhappy about that. Six out of the ten of us arrived by 8:10, and having worked in the restaurant industry myself and knowing how annoying it is to hold a table for long I asked if we could sit and order while the other 4 made there way around the corner to us. AFTER AN UNNECESSARY ARGUMENT we were seated. We were all there by 8:15pm. CONSIDERING HOW MUCH WE WERE HASSLED I WAS SURPRISED AT HOW LONG IT TOOK FOR OUR SERVER TO TAKE OUR ORDER--not too mention the place wasn't busy, there were empty tables.
The real kicker was that WE WERE CHARGED $20 A HEAD FOR BEING LESS THAN 15 MINUTES LATE!!!
Our check was not even itemized. Being a cheap sushi place, I don't think a single person ordered enough to be charged $20. I know what I ordered cost $10.50. When we brought up how inappropriate that was and how we wanted to see the manager, the manager would not come to the table. If we didn't have a late show to get to I would have argued the manager about the situation and probably called the cops to see how legal it was to do what they did. I HAVE NEVER HAD THIS EXPERIENCE AT ANY OTHER RESTAURANT.
The food was standard cheap sushi cuisine, but I WILL NEVER GO BACK AFTER THIS EXPERIENCE.
I love SUSHI!!. Mmmm sushi. This is the restaurant where I learned to like sushi. I went through the many stages of sushi liking here. On my first visit, I had delicious tempura and little sushi. On that first visit, I attempted my first piece of real sushi. It was delicious and much yummier than any sushi that I had ever had before. In my subsquent visits, I've become more of a sushi eater experimenting with jim roll rolls and pieces of sashimi. Last night, I went to Cherin?s after a movie and was super hungry. We got a jim roll, a salmon roll, a tuna roll, and some pieces. The sushi is good that we cleaned the plate up fast between two people. We also tried the miso soup. The service here is always great and the servers are extremely nice and attentive. I can't say enough good things about Cherin's because it's such an awesome sushi restaurant. I'll be back when my sushi cravings start to kick up and I want some delicious rolls.
AVOID AT ALL COSTS!!!. When i ordered from Cherin Sushi i was expecting delicious sushi, what i got was something so distasteful. And i know sushi, it's practically all I ever eat. The rolls were so small and it did not taste fresh. Other than that the delivery was quick.
Best Kept Secret in NY. This is fantastic sushi. The service is great and the food is even better AND it's BYOB.... what isn't perfect about this place....? There can be a mighty long wait if you just decide to pop in on a random night. Be prepared....
Not worth the trip. I read some reviews of Cherin sushi and decided to try it out with some friends to judge for myself... bad idea. Just like some other reviews said- it was very very loud.. especially for such a small space. We could barely hear each other speak. When we asked for an ice bucket to cool our wine, the waiter brought a cup full of ice.. I'm not quite sure what he wanted us to do with the cup but when I asked again about the ice bucket he pointed to the cup. The sushi took about 45 minutes to arrive and the rolls were very small, which is why they are so cheap. Almost everything tasted ok. Not completely disgusting, but far from good. One roll that we ordered tasted like soap and I was pretty sure that I would spend the rest of the evening in the bathroom from the not-so-fresh fish. I will definitely not be coming back. You pretty much get what you pay for here.
Cheap, but not worth the savings. Not worth visiting. Sushi was tiny, tough, and flavorless. Usually you can get decent salmon sashimi anywhere, this stuff was terrible, tough, too warm and the rice was wayy to heavy and sticky. White tuna was mushy (possibly frozen at some point) Rolls were just as bad, wrapped way to tight. Not a single japanese person in the place which is usually a bad sign. Pretty much what i expected for $12.95 but I thought i'd give it a shot. All these 5 star reviews are definitly bogus. Only bonus was we sat next to james cromwell. (he was smart and ordered the vegetarian).
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