Thursday, January 31, 2013

Tomoe Arigato

Tomoe Sushi

172 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012

Ordering "omakase" at a swank sushi bar is a magical experience, but it's really more of a treat than a staple. A meal at most high-end sushi joints -- Gari, Yasuda, Ushiwakamaru, Azabu -- runs $80 - $125, and you leave hungry. Tomoe is a great option for when you want to feast on fancy fishies w/o breaking the bank.  Their sushi/sashimi combo is $36 -- more than your garden variety hand-roll hawker, but way less than the high-end sushi sanctuaries.

While Tomoe doesn't compromise on the quality of their fish, they do lack in both the service and decor departments.  They aren't rude, and the place isn't ugly, but they are both more aligned w/ the price point than the food.

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