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Sushi Seki

Restaurants, Japanese Upper East Side
5 out of 5 stars
(2user reviews)
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Photograph: Filip WolakBluefin Tuna Toro at Sushi Of Seki
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Photograph: Filip WolakEel Tail with Jalapeno at Sushi Of Seki
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Photograph: Filip WolakSeared Tofu with Tuna Tofu Sauce at Sushi Of Seki
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Photograph: Filip WolakFluke and Sea Salt Tempura Sushi Of Seki
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Photograph: Filip WolakKumamoto Oyster at Sushi Of Seki
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Photograph: Filip WolakKing Salmon with Scallion Toasted Seaweed at Sushi Of Seki
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Photograph: Filip WolakBaby Squid with Miso Vinagraette at Sushi Of Seki
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Photograph: Filip WolakKing Salmon with Avocado, Grated Yam Potato and Toasted Lotus Root at Sushi Of Seki

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For the best fix for a late-night sushi jones, you’ll need to go east…Far East. No matter: locals, sushi snobs and off-duty chefs alike crawl in to this completely conventional façade on First Ave until 2:30 a.m. to sample an original selection of raw fish. The Sushi Seki formula: unusually flavored variants of popular sushi cuts (milky king salmon, medium-fat tuna, chopped and deep-fried egg) complemented by a dollop of subtly head-turning sauce (jalapeño atop yellowtail, an oniony tofu sauce above leaner tuna, sesame oil bathing snow crab). Although Seki peddles the sushi standards, too, it’s sushi omakase, starting at $50, which keeps the cabbies idling outside. Piece-by-piece, it’s a fun ride that justifies the off-the-track location and steep prices.



Address: 1143 First Ave
New York
Cross street: between 62nd and 63rd Sts
Transport: Subway: F to Lexington Ave–63rd St
Price: Average : $50. AmEx, MC, V
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 5:30pm–2:30am
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5 out of 5 stars

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One of my favorite sushi restaurants in NYC.  Toro was very good and the course meal was very delicious.  Sad to hear that Seki retired.

So sad, Seki retired last Friday leaving behind his faithful patrons. We will miss him s much!