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G2 Kurosawa - 39 Reviews - 103 Ave A, New York, NY - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (212) 982-8888

G2 Kurosawa

103 Ave A
New York, NY 10009
(212) 982-8888
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G2 Kurosawa - New York, NY
G2 Kurosawa - New York, NY


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go here. just go. good food. good music. good place to get drinks. beautiful and funky atmosphere!! youll have sweet pictures. Pros: music, food, atmosphere, drinks C...


HMM... well not to mention the terrible wait I had to get inside even though we called for reservations 3 hours prior and they said it was ok... while waiting outside a bum came u...

Not so yummy.. 12/15/2008

Did not enjoy this place.. looks more like a dive bar inside and the staff was not very attentive.. our dishes/glasses were not clean.. the miso soup came out cold then we had it come back (presumably out of the microwave) way too steaming hot... the sushi rolls were not fresh-tasting .. and the quality reminded me of supermarket sushi.. overall this place is a dump with low-quality food.. There are so many great sushi/japanese spots within walking distance that I would definitely recommend you try elsewhere! Pros: cheap, location Cons: cheap bad sushi, bad service, bad decor more

entirely awesome. 11/19/2008

go here. just go. good food. good music. good place to get drinks. beautiful and funky atmosphere!! youll have sweet pictures. Pros: music, food, atmosphere, drinks Cons: none. more

Not recommended 10/24/2008

I had sashimi here once and got really sick that same evening. I'd been eating from this place for about a year, and generally I thought it was okay. Not top shelf, but okay for a sushi place. When I called them about it the next night, the man on the phone was very rude and dismissive. I take my business elsewhere now. more

Amazingly good sushi. 10/11/2008

Normally you shell out $$ for sushi and after your meal you kind of shrug and say to yourself "delicious, but it tasted like any other sushi" Avenue A Sushi is suberb, you realize it was well worth the money. Fresh ingredients and the best quality cuts of fish. Prompt service and really excellent atmosphere. Overall, Highly reccomended. Excellent food and service Pros: sushi more

Sashimi Lovers... 9/26/2008

If you like sashimi......this place is amazing!!!! Recommend getting the tasting menu. Very small and intilmate. Do not go if your ideal sushi is lost of rolls. Pros: staff,sashimi more

Awesome sushi rolls 7/15/2008

Went to this little joint on a Tuesday Night, the bartender was funny and friendly. They have $5 Martini and Mojito deals on tuesdays. The Lychee Martini was awesome! The staff was attentive. Definately order the Special Rolls. I loved the Snowball roll. Cute and funky place, definatly will go there again. Pros: Happy hour specials & special rolls more

Awesome Sushi! 6/3/2008

I have been to Avenue A many times and I must say it is my favorite sushi place in all of NYC. Not only is the sushi delicious, the service is excellent and the atmosphere is lively and entertaining. Great music to go along with yummy food and cocktails makes this the place to be for a fun night out with friends. more

the best sushi restaurant that i have ever been 6/2/2008

avenue a sushi is a great addition to east village area Japanese food. The service is amazing. If anything is wrong or not how you like it, ask and they will fix it plus more. The sushi is very good. I would go for any of the maki, nonetheless the nigiri is only topped by maybe 1 or 2 restaurants in the east village area. The food is also quite good. The noodle soups are quality along with any of the beef (that's what I've tried.) The selection of cold saki is good.i would definitely come back again, Pros: nice music, wondeful food,warm service. Cons: none more

So Bad! 6/1/2008

A completly overated expierience. The sushi was nothing to write home about. The real reason to go here is to get drunk on Sake Bombs and make a great mess. Don't get me wrong its fun. Great if you go to NYU and are living the lavish trustafarian life and can spend this much to get drunk. Pros: Nothing! Cons: Everything! more

Masters at work. 4/27/2008

Affordable sushi at reasonable prices. Very interesting ambiance, a full bar, friendly service. Highly recommended. Pros: interesting ambiance, friendly service, good sushi more

Great experience at Ave A! 3/2/2008

My friend and I recently celebrated our birthdays at Avenue A Sushi. I had never been there before, but after reading many positive reviews, I decided to give it a shot. They were extremely accommodating when booking the reservation and were flexible when we changed the number of people in our group. The service was absolutely fantastic. We actually arrived a little early and the table was already set up and available and we were seated right away. Throughout the meal, we were constantly being checked on, the orders were all correct, and everything was served in a timely manner. The prices were extremely reasonable for the quality and the portion of food. We had sashimi, a couple of the special rolls, and a few different vegetarian appetizers. The quality of the sushi was very good and the rolls were fantastic. (And the sake martinis were great!) Everyone had a great time, and I'd go back to Avenue A Sushi in a second. Pros: Fun atmosphere, accommodating for a big group, great service, good prices, sake martinis Cons: Our group couldn't get separate checks more

It's Like Being in College Again! 1/19/2008

Two terribly misguided friends took me to Avenue A Sushi last night. My impression: Outside on bad speakers, the place was blasting house music into the Alphabet City night. This was the type of house music similar to that which is played only in the city's largest and most dazzling gay megaclubs - the ones filled to the brim with middle aged Brazilians in stonewashed jeans and armani exchange mini-T's. Once inside, AA Sushi gave the impression of a sleazy late 90's campus bar, with its mirror tiles, vinyl stools, dim lighting and faux eclectic decor. The music was even louder, and I spotted the source: an Asian DJ in some bamboo hut with a North Face cap on. I don't care much for music at all while I dine, but I realize many people do. I also know that this can be a major draw in the restaurant business, especially when live acts are booked. A restaurant, however, is no place for the kind of sub-woofed, booty-shaking beats played at Splash circa 1999. It's just not the kind of music one should be forced to endure while consuming - and watching 19-year-old college students consume - dragon rolls. It just isn't appetizing. There is an artful way to negotiate the dining/musical experience, and needless to say, AA Sushi doesn't have the skillz. Augment this sacrilege with an unattractive clientele, a faint but offensive bathroom-like odor, and a poorly stocked florescent sushi bar, and my first impressions were secured, my appetite fully primed for a meal of raw fish and vegetables! I've nearly reached the character limit for this review, but I wouldn't trade the above for more space to talk about the food, which was mediocre and hardly worth a sentence. I've enjoyed what was put in front of me at many a small uncomfortable cafe playing very questionable music, but those cafes didn't aspire to do anything but serve good food. AA Sushi tries to be THE downtown hangout pre-clubbing for california rolls and subsequent purges. Hideously, it succeeds. more

Pleasantly Surprised 1/13/2008

I organized a dinner at Ave. A Sushi for a friends birthday and ended up having an amazing experience. We were greeted at the door and she was given a balloon and a flower. The decor was funky and wild and made me think, this place is going to be fun but I don't know how our meal is going to taste. I was pleasantly surprised- the fish was fresh and the food was tasty. The meal ended with the quirky staff singing happy birthday and a complimentary tempura fruit dish for the whole table. All in all, a fun and delicious experience. Pros: Service, Food, Great for a group Cons: Bathroom Cleanliness more

great sushi and great value 9/1/2007

Their special boats are a great deal. You get lots of sashimi and oysters! I didn't expect to get oysters but i enjoyed those little morsels very much. The uni, which is the yardstick i use to measure the quality of a restaurant's sushi, did not disappoint. You get a lot of food for the value and the fish is very fresh. Pros: food, ambience Cons: bathroom could have been cleaner more

Cool place... 8/28/2007

I went there on a weeknight for dinner. The sushi was good, the music was good and the ambiance is something different. If you are looking for a different sushi experience I would check this place out. Pros: Good Sushi..Good Music..Cool Atmosphere Cons: None for me more

Best East Village Sushi Experience! 5/30/2007

If u truly want to experience what the east village was back in the day.... go to Ave A Sushi. They've been there since the early 80's and have lasted this long for a good reason. It's a great place to celebrate birthdays or to just spend a night out with friends. The martinis are some of the best i've had. (try the lychee martini!) The weeknights here are a bit slower and are better for date nights.... whereas the weekends can get very crazy! highly recommended! Pros: the atmosphere! Cons: weekends can get crowded... more

No Other Place Like It 11/13/2006

I've been going here for years, I love it and always will. It is a unique spot and a good remnant of what was once the old East Village. It is hip, the food is experimental and pretty inexpensive, and I always have a good time there. I have never needed a reservation to eat there but then again, I usually go there on weeknights when it is slow, just the way I like it. It's always a good spot to order in delivery from as well. I hope it stays there forever. Their dynamite is pretty dynamite. Pros: Like a neon blanket on a cold dreary day, warm and bright Cons: None more

FUN FUN 10/30/2006

Fun and great sushi. Great neighborhood very eclectic. Went there a few years ago and really liked it. Definite recommendation. more

caught offgaurd 5/3/2006

shades of the past when new york was alive cutting edge and going out meant expiriencing an event . that is what avenue A sushi is . good service and good food. one could be sitting beside a wall street couple ,next to a soho artsy group, who happens to be next to a punk rock band just out from thier show, to a hip hop mc and his entourage,and they are all mildly amused by the tranny the next table over, art on the walls. if only we had more places like this , still would like to know who chooses the movies since im a big movie buff,good choice with "six string samurai " Pros: place to expect the un expected more

excellent restaurant,awesome food 3/29/2006

i went to the avenue A restaurant last week with my friends.i had my first sushi after i came to the ny .the food was awesome.they have a lot of special rolls .like red and white roll,spicy boy roll,spicy girl roll.they are all fantastic. Pros: awesome food more
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  • The Scene
    On initial examination, it's easy to mistake this place for a bar. Art and miscellany adorn the black-painted walls; strings of colored lights, disco balls and TVs are hung here and there; and on weekends a DJ fills the dining room with loud dance beats. All of this makes the environment far from serene, but the leisurely service is courteous and competent.

    The Food
    Given the emphasis on spectacle, it's a pleasant surprise that the Japanese menu is so good. A wide variety of sushi concoctions are available, ranging from the simple and traditional to more exotic inventions; but all are distinguished by very fresh fish and skilled preparation. "Blackened" tuna slices dressed with a spicy sauce are delicious, as is a salmon-skin salad with cucumber. Cooked dishes, like nabeyaki, a deep bowl of tender udon, chicken, vegetables and crisp tempura in savory broth, are tasty as well.

  • 9/25/2005 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Payments:

    Visa, Master Card, American Express
  • Neighborhoods:

    East Village, Downtown, Alphabet City