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Last seasons pants

December 31, 2015

Kosaka-Coming in Strong

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220 West 13th Street
(212)727-1709
www.kosakanyc.com

The highest Pants praise! You'll head home to stretchy-pants bliss.

Kosaka NYC

pants at a glance

  • scene: Quiet, elegant and casual, a premium sushi bar experience
  • sip: Sake to me
  • savor: Omakase
  • sit: With you fish loving friend; I don't recommend a group of more than 3 at the sushi bar because it is hard to talk to each other all in a row
  • stilettos: At these prices, wear what you want...
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 220 West 13th Street
  • phone number: (212)727-1709
  • website: www.kosakanyc.com

pants picks

Counter culturesushiTurning Japanese

The Pants eat a lot of sushi, as you know, and sitting at sushi bars is one of our favorite things to do together.  Some of the outstanding places we have been have not made it on to the site (Tanoshi, Cagen) simply because it is difficult to describe the nuances of every well cut […]

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February 17, 2014

Sushi Seki Chelsea- Close to Sek-tacular, but not definitely not Sushi Sucki

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208 West 23rd Street (between 7th and 8th)
(212) 255-2988
www.sushisekinyc.com

Excellent. You'll consume more than your skinny jeans will allow.

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pants at a glance

  • scene: Light wood sushi bar, small bar in the entrance for waiting people and tables throughout. Nicely done, not a lot of vibe, just a big fish over the sushi bar
  • sip: Sake to me!!
  • savor: Omakase!!!
  • sit: By yourself; with fish-loving friends, expense account a plus
  • stilettos: Not a particularly fashionable area
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 208 West 23rd Street (between 7th and 8th)
  • phone number: (212) 255-2988
  • website: www.sushisekinyc.com

pants picks

good in the hoodsushiWorth the splurge

Sushi Seki’s original UESish location is very close to Boyfriend’s place, which is awesome except that Boyfriend doesn’t eat sushi.  I eat sushi; I  eat sushi quite frequently. I enjoy eating sushi solo sometimes (say that ten times fast), but often don’t feel like making too much of a trek for a dinner alone (lunch […]

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December 12, 2013

Sushi Nakazawa- Pants Dream of Sushi

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23 Commerce Street
(212) 924-2212
www.sushinakazawa.com

The highest Pants praise! You'll head home to stretchy-pants bliss.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Lot's of foodies taking pictures and trying to engage the chef; sophisticated and sleek with a black and white color palette
  • sip: sake pairing; wine
  • savor: Omakase!!!
  • sit: With a friend, significant other or parent at the sushi bar
  • stilettos: Break out some expensive shoes because after this meal you might not be able to afford new ones for a while
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 23 Commerce Street
  • phone number: (212) 924-2212
  • website: www.sushinakazawa.com

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faveHyped ChefsushiTurning Japanese

Note: This review was delayed because I had a cold and was lazy; I did not read the Times Review before I wrote this in order to maintain the integrity of my thoughts from my brain. A reservation at Sushi Nakazawa to me is like the Birkin bags of reservations: a real status symbol. The […]

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August 6, 2013

New York Sushi Ko: Ko-Razy Good

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91 Clinton Street
(917) 734-5857
www.newyorksushiko.com

The highest Pants praise! You'll head home to stretchy-pants bliss.

New York Sushi Ko

pants at a glance

  • scene: Small small place with only a sushi bar
  • sip: Sake, wine, beer
  • savor: Omakase only; different course sizes available
  • sit: With your most adventurous sushi loving friends; someone who is not budget conscious
  • stilettos:
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 91 Clinton Street
  • phone number: (917) 734-5857
  • website: www.newyorksushiko.com

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Counter cultureHyped Chefomakasesushi

Disclaimer: For some reason some of my f–king images are all loading upside down, so please just turn your head a little for the full effect… Riddle me this: What’s smaller than Kura, more expensive than Gari and has a cuter chef than Sushi Dojo? Answer: New York Sushi Ko. I know that we have […]

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May 9, 2013

Kura- Secret Sushi and Smiles

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130 St Marks (between 1st and Ave A)
(212) 228-1010

The highest Pants praise! You'll head home to stretchy-pants bliss.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Simple sushi bar of blonde wood and another table
  • sip: Sake, wine, beer
  • savor: Omakase!!!
  • sit: Like Noah's ark, two by two is the way to go; great date place, you are bound to get points for creativity and deliciousness
  • stilettos: Heels are not needed at all, but feel free to wear whatever you want
  • spend: $$
  • address: 130 St Marks (between 1st and Ave A)
  • phone number: (212) 228-1010
  • website:

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Counter cultureHiddenReservationsushi

Mr Sushi Chef at Kura, I don’t know your name, I don’t know where you came from, but I will never forget your smile. Besides being talented, the sushi chef at Kura is so damn cute and happy, he made our night. Perfectly slicing some fish? Smiling! Serving that fish? Smiling! Health inspection going on […]

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January 14, 2013

Ichimura at Brushstroke – Our Jiro!

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30 Hudson Street (at Duane Street)
(212) 513-7141
www.davidbouley.com

The highest Pants praise! You'll head home to stretchy-pants bliss.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Enter Brushstroke, and turn right behind a curtain to find eight Sushi-philes seated at Mr. Ichimura's bleached wood sushi bar
  • sip: Brushstroke's creative cocktails can be ordered (ahem, the Hommage), or else a wonderful sake selection served in glass teapots, wine, and Japanese beer (including Coedo, which we were THRILLED to see)
  • savor: Omakase only, bitches
  • sit: There's only 8 seats, and Mr. Ichimura is so meticulous he makes sure the staff spaces them appropriately
  • stilettos: Whoever is taking you deserves some extra loving, so throw on some heels - you are sitting at a counter all night anyway!
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 30 Hudson Street (at Duane Street)
  • phone number: (212) 513-7141
  • website: www.davidbouley.com

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Counter culturespecial occassionsushitough resTribecaTurning Japanese

The Pants visited Brushstroke over a year ago, and found that the bar area there was odd… great design, but the space didn’t attract a bar-menu type of crowd, nor would it be a place you’d go for a drink before dinner besides Brushstroke. I have no idea when, but sometime in the recent past, […]

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August 20, 2012

Momo Sushi Shack- No Fuku, Just Momo

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43 Bogart Street, Brooklyn
(718) 418-6666
www.momosushishack.com

Excellent. You'll consume more than your skinny jeans will allow.

pants at a glance

  • scene: Garage door cool; long communal tables with dark walls and not a lot of unnecessary decor; chilling music and hip, attractive servers
  • sip: Cold cold beer- a special Sapporo actually from Japan is available; sake to me
  • savor: Pork Betty; fried chicken; hand rolls; gyoza; uni
  • sit: With anyone you know in Brooklyn; with anyone who wants to try a new sushi experience and have some fun
  • stilettos: This is the land of Girls; rock your Isabel Marant and look cool
  • spend: $
  • address: 43 Bogart Street, Brooklyn
  • phone number: (718) 418-6666
  • website: www.momosushishack.com

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BKCash Moneyno reservationssushi

Momo Sushi Shack has no affiliation with those other Momo’s in Manhattan.  I might be the only person who immediately associates “Momo” with David Chang, but I just wanted to make that clear.  First of all, Momo Sushi Shack is even farther east than the other Momo empire- across the East River, in Bushwick.  The […]

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June 15, 2012

Neta World Peace

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61 West 8th Street (between 5th and 6th)
(212) 505-2605
www.netanyc.com

The highest Pants praise! You'll head home to stretchy-pants bliss.

pants at a glance

  • scene: long, bustling counter with front row seats for the action, and some tables as well; no bar area, very plain design, some rocking tunes playing; the narrow space helps with the bustling vibe that is missing from the decor
  • sip: Sake to me
  • savor: salmon on crispy rice; toro with caviar; sushi
  • sit: With a sushi afficionado, at the counter; with expense account people at a table
  • stilettos: Nah...the prices are high but the stark space and random location don't dictate any fanciness
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 61 West 8th Street (between 5th and 6th)
  • phone number: (212) 505-2605
  • website: www.netanyc.com

pants picks

Counter culturesushi

You bettta getta to Neta… It is a good thing that this place is so f–king expensive, or else it could become a hobby. My first visit to Neta (post Times review) was Sister’s second (pre-Times review) and we had the best night. Unfortunate scheduling left us headed for a 10pm dinner, which opened up […]

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April 3, 2012

Best Fancy Sushi: Sushi of Gari

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The highest Pants praise! You'll head home to stretchy-pants bliss.