“If you have no consideration for the size of the final cheque, this might very well be the best sushi bar in NYC.”
“The sushi/sashimi is outstanding and the speciality dishes are beyond greatness.”
“The serving pottery they use is also a treat--really beautiful, and such variety!”
“What a great place to go before the”
“piled on the wasabi, forgot my manners in my haze, & thoughtlessly placed my chop sticks down in a manner associated with someone who finished a meal-two parallel chopsticks placed on the bowl, rather than two chop sticks placed in a cross hatch positio”
“the prices are very reasonable (slightly higher than the common Japanese restaurants) but its certainly worth every dollar spent!”
Although not as widely known, or loved, as some of the city's big-name sushi restaurants, Toshio Suzuki's Sushi Zen is a true purist's palace, as its nearly all-Japanese clientele will testify. You won't get dragon rolls, and you won't get away cheap, but what you will get is great sushi.
Wow. This was some of the tastiest sushi I've ever had. The crispy fish salad has a light fishy taste, not too overpowering. The chicago roll is excellent, and the filet mignon was perfectly cooked and light.
hi expectations but.... sorry for the prices you pay here are other eateries just as good. i feel like i am paying for the ambiance rather than the food. the sushi is very good tho. svc can be more friendlier. SUM IT: try it once if you must to judge for yourself, but there are other places where you can get more for your valued buck - & will not sacrifice on quality & freshness!
Our Japanese friends took my husband and I to the sushi bar here for dinner.
Wonderful! The tuna, salmon, and mackerel were the best sushi we've had ever. Excellent sweet scallop and shrimp also. Less favored: yellowtail and some flat fish, but I think that was due to characteristics of the fish itself rather than preparation.
Wonderful also was a mushroom medley with garlic--don't miss out on this!
Excellent delicate sake and green tea. The green tea and red bean ice creams were a lovely finish.
The serving pottery they use is also a treat--really beautiful, and such variety! The service is impeccable.
Value unknown because our friends treated, but suspect it's very expensive. Our friends knew how to order (they didn't even look at the menu) so I wonder if we would have had such a great experience on our own.
Like butter. They've moved, but the sushi has not changed. Don't be dissuaded by the prices; every bite is worth the price. The toro is fantastic and the size and cut perfect. For those unimpressed by Yama/Nobu-style "bigger is better" sushi, Sushizen, where gimmickless quality is the primary concern might not be the place. Expect bite size pieces, the way sushi is meant to be served. The green tea is phenomenal. The service, while knowledgeable, might seem cold (actually they're just extremely polite).
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