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Kosaka NYC
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Kosaka-Coming in Strong

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
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 220 West 13th Street
  • phone number: (212)727-1709
  • website: www.kosakanyc.com

The Pants 2015 Wrap-Up- The Ghosts of Meals Past

We started the Sisterhood of the Unbuttoning Pants because people were always asking us “where should we eat?” Our background, education, work experience and general swagger all contribute to our unique yet informed point of view that we apply when evaluating a dining experience. ┬áIn the constant pursuit of answering the question “where should eat?” we present our round-up of...
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Sushi Seki Chelsea- Close to Sek-tacular, but not definitely not Sushi Sucki

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
  • spend: $$$
  • address: 208 West 23rd Street (between 7th and 8th)
  • phone number: (212) 255-2988
  • website: www.sushisekinyc.com
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Sushi Nakazawa- Pants Dream of Sushi

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
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 23 Commerce Street
  • phone number: (212) 924-2212
  • website: www.sushinakazawa.com
New York Sushi Ko
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New York Sushi Ko: Ko-Razy Good

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
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 91 Clinton Street
  • phone number: (917) 734-5857
  • website: www.newyorksushiko.com
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Kura- Secret Sushi and Smiles

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
  • spend: $$
  • address: 130 St Marks (between 1st and Ave A)
  • phone number: (212) 228-1010
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Ichimura at Brushstroke – Our Jiro!

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
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 30 Hudson Street (at Duane Street)
  • phone number: (212) 513-7141
  • website: www.davidbouley.com
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Momo Sushi Shack- No Fuku, Just Momo

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
  • spend: $
  • address: 43 Bogart Street, Brooklyn
  • phone number: (718) 418-6666
  • website: www.momosushishack.com
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Neta World Peace

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
  • spend: $$$$
  • address: 61 West 8th Street (between 5th and 6th)
  • phone number: (212) 505-2605
  • website: www.netanyc.com
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Best Fancy Sushi: Sushi of Gari

Pants at a Glance
  • scene: Think of it as dinner theater; sit at the sushi bar and watch the Masters at work
  • sip: Sake; wine; beeer
  • savor: Omakase!!!
  • sit: With anyone who appreciates sushi or is willing to try new things; with a friend from out of town who thinks they know sushi; with someone with an expense account
  • spend: $$$$