Unfortunately, Kitaro doesn't get the rule that if you're going to serve mediocre sushi, it better be offset by generous portions and/or lower price. Both of Kitaro's 45th St. competitors understand this (Musashis and Ai), and offer great deals. I visited Kitaro for the first time a few weeks ago, and for $13.00 (not including tax + tip) ordered the Sushi and Sashimi ""Platter"". ""Platter"" translated to 6 anemic pieces of nigiri, and 6 carelessly hacked pieces of mediocre quality sashimi, all replicating cuts already on the nigiri - two pieces of which were still frozen. I kicked myself all night knowing I could've gotten more - better and cheaper at Musashi or Ai. I'm amazed this place has stayed in business as long as it has. One saving grace, the owner was very friendly.
Pros: Owners seem nice
Cons: Poor quality fish, Overpriced