Sushi Seki, Upper East Side, NYC

Sushi Seki, Upper East Side, NYC


Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆

Ambiance:

Cost: $$$$

I recommend: Grilled Mushrooms

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I was so excited to try to try the highly acclaimed Sushi Seki on the Upper East Side.  This is where Chef Seki – an apprentice of  Gari (my favorite sushi spot), had broken out on his own and was supposedly serving up delectable sushi at his new abode.

We ordered the sushi special which offered a variety of sushi with special toppings. We also ordered a few specials off the omakase menu. After two incredible appetizers…. the charm began to wear off. Most of the sushi I tried was just okay. Nothing was better than “good”.


Seki’s food did not delight me. A few of the creations were exact copies of Gari’s sushi in concept but could not compare in taste. It seems like I’m part of a small minority that is not blown away by Chef Seki’s offerings.

Maybe I need to give it another try….but if I’m paying these prices for mediocre sushi……I’d rather head over to Sushi of Gari where I’m guaranteed a meal that will truly satisfy my sushi craving soul.

Here is some of what we ate:


MAGURO AVOCADO

 

This appetizer was made with diced tuna & avocado with a fresh wasabi dressing. It was very good.


GRILLED MUSHROOMS

The mushroom appetizer was outstanding. The mushrooms were grilled to a smoky perfection and flavored really delicately. I highly recommend this dish.


CHEF’S SUPREME TASTING PLATTER

We tried the Chef’s Supreme Tasting Platter which consists of an assortment of nigiri sushi with various flavors and toppings. It was quite disappointing.



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  • Susie

    Like you, I’m a HUGE fan of Sushi of Gari……am trying Seki for the first time tonight with my son and his girlfriend and promised them the Omakase.I hope we’re not too disappointed (along with broke!) at the end of the evening. Will let you know……Susie

  • Anonymous

    Hi susie,
    I really hope you have a great meal. many people seem to love it. Do let me know…….
    Also one of my other favorites is Sasabune – you should try that out sometime too!