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Saturday, June 4, 2011

Blue Ribbon Sushi in Soho

San Daikon (three radish salad)
Chawan Mushi (steamed egg custard with shrimp, unagi, shiitake and spinach)
Chu toro (medium blue-fin tuna)
Seki Aji (horse mackerel)
Shima Aji (striped jack)
Hiramasa (king fish)
Katsuo (Bonito)
Binnaga (albacore tuna)
Kohada (spotted sardine)
Mushi ise ebi (cooked Atlantic ocean lobster)
Ikura gunkan maki (Salmon roe)...
...and a close-up because we think salmon roe look so amazing
Hokkaido uni (sea urchin from Hokkaido)
Shime saba (house cured mackerel)
Karai ise ebi (Spicy lobster with egg wrapper)
Kaibashira temaki (handrolls with spicy scallops) 
Sushi bar
Lobster tails and raw fish in sushi bar
LOCATION: Blue Ribbon Sushi, 119 Sullivan Street, New York, NY 10012
CATEGORY: Japanese, sushi
DRINK: sparkling water
WE THINK: A classic sushi spot in Soho and still regarded among the most reliable in NYC, Blue Ribbon Sushi has been around since the mid-90s (the same period from which most of the tracks on their annoying trip hop playlist date). The sushi is good and expensive and seems to attract a gaggle of tourists and couples on romantic dates - often a combination of the two. We sat at the bar watching the sushi chefs in action and ordered from the √† la carte menu. We were very pleased with most of our choices - especially the kohada, shime saba, bonito, spicy scallop handrolls, spicy lobster, and ikura maki. We were not so pleased with our cooked lobster which didn't taste particularly fresh but we were very excited we could get one of our favourite things in the world: chawan mushi!


  1. amazing. i recommend 1 or 8 in brooklyn

  2. Agree! Had a great omakase at 1 or 8 last year. Best sushi experience I've had in New York.


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