Sushi Seki, Upper East Side, NYC

Food: ☆☆☆

Service: ☆☆


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:



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


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


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.