Cherin Sushi

★★★★☆
  • 306 E 6th St # A # A

    New York, NY 10003

    Cross street: nr. Second Ave.

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  • 212-388-1348

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Hours
Mon-Thu, 5pm-midnight; Fri-Sat, 5pm-1am

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Went here for a friend's birthday party the other weekend and cannot believe how bad this place was. We were a party of 8 and our host had agreed to some sort of pre-fixe deal. Seemed like the waiter was ready for us to go before we even

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★★★★★

Went here for a friend's birthday party the other weekend and cannot believe how bad this place was. We were a party of 8 and our host had agreed to some sort of pre-fixe deal. Seemed like the waiter was ready for us to go before we even

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I was shocked after waiting 45 minutes for some basic rolls and sashimi how inedible the food was. The tuna Sashimi was shredded and did not taste like food, it was like garbarge. The sushi rolls had some crazy gluey rice that you couldnt chew, and the green salad was drenched in so much dressing you could not even tell it was green. I really dont understand how this place is in business maybe because the prices are so cheap...but even it was free... do not go!!
You've been warned.

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★☆☆☆☆

I was shocked after waiting 45 minutes for some basic rolls and sashimi how inedible the food was. The tuna Sashimi was shredded and did not taste like food, it was like garbarge. The sushi rolls had some crazy gluey rice that you couldnt chew, and the green salad was drenched in so much dressing you could not even tell it was green. I really dont understand how this place is in business maybe because the prices are so cheap...but even it was free... do not go!!
You've been warned.

Pros: close to home?

Cons: its all bad

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Cherin Sushi is a great place to start a night out. I went last night with four of my friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal, particularly the John and Gillian rolls and the seaweed salad. Although the restaurant is small (be prepared to wait for a table) and the service is a bit slow, the ambiance is nice with its dim-lighting. It is filled with fellow twenty-somethings seeking an affordable dinner and drinks before going out. You also CANNOT beat the prices (most rolls are $5)! Some rolls are a bit smaller than average, but overall, I was very full with 2 1/2 rolls. Second major plus is that the restaurant is BYOB. Of course, there are equally good and better sushi joints in the city, but this is pretty delicious bargain sushi! I will definitely be back!

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★★★★☆

Cherin Sushi is a great place to start a night out. I went last night with four of my friends and we all thoroughly enjoyed our meal, particularly the John and Gillian rolls and the seaweed salad. Although the restaurant is small (be prepared to wait for a table) and the service is a bit slow, the ambiance is nice with its dim-lighting. It is filled with fellow twenty-somethings seeking an affordable dinner and drinks before going out. You also CANNOT beat the prices (most rolls are $5)! Some rolls are a bit smaller than average, but overall, I was very full with 2 1/2 rolls. Second major plus is that the restaurant is BYOB. Of course, there are equally good and better sushi joints in the city, but this is pretty delicious bargain sushi! I will definitely be back!

Pros: price, delicious, atmosphere, BYOB

Cons: small drawback: slow service due to restaurant's small size

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after reading the "amazing" reviews on this site, i was excited to find a CHEAP and GREAT sushi place in the city...so obviously i ran over with my friends expecting a good outcome. as we walked in we noticed that there was only one other table taken and the waiter was walking around aimlessly. we ordered the $3 dollar california just to try and were told that we had to pay at least $5 each. when the food arrived my california roll was MUSHY, the rice had almost a sorbet like texture and the avocado was also very mushy, but here's the best part THE CRAB MEAT WAS ROCK SOLID. IT WAS BY FAR THE WORST SUSHI I HAVE EVER HAD. when i refused to continue eating and pay the waiter had a very nasty attitude and accused me of never having sushi before. in the end i did not PAY and refused to tip the a******. (i would honestly rate this place -3 stars)
OH AND BTW, my friend who did eat (& paid) ended up having stomach pains and issues.

SAVE YOUR $3.00!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

after reading the "amazing" reviews on this site, i was excited to find a CHEAP and GREAT sushi place in the city...so obviously i ran over with my friends expecting a good outcome. as we walked in we noticed that there was only one other table taken and the waiter was walking around aimlessly. we ordered the $3 dollar california just to try and were told that we had to pay at least $5 each. when the food arrived my california roll was MUSHY, the rice had almost a sorbet like texture and the avocado was also very mushy, but here's the best part THE CRAB MEAT WAS ROCK SOLID. IT WAS BY FAR THE WORST SUSHI I HAVE EVER HAD. when i refused to continue eating and pay the waiter had a very nasty attitude and accused me of never having sushi before. in the end i did not PAY and refused to tip the a******. (i would honestly rate this place -3 stars)
OH AND BTW, my friend who did eat (& paid) ended up having stomach pains and issues.

SAVE YOUR $3.00!!!

Pros: there are none.

Cons: mushy sushi, NO ICE, TAP water

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THIS IS A MUST READ REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON MAKING A RESERVATION!!!!!

I came with a party of ten. We made a reservation for 8pm. I arrived at 8 and was rudely greeted. Apparently I was the first to arrive and they were unhappy about that. Six out of the ten of us arrived by 8:10, and having worked in the restaurant industry myself and knowing how annoying it is to hold a table for long I asked if we could sit and order while the other 4 made there way around the corner to us. AFTER AN UNNECESSARY ARGUMENT we were seated. We were all there by 8:15pm. CONSIDERING HOW MUCH WE WERE HASSLED I WAS SURPRISED AT HOW LONG IT TOOK FOR OUR SERVER TO TAKE OUR ORDER--not too mention the place wasn't busy, there were empty tables.

The real kicker was that WE WERE CHARGED $20 A HEAD FOR BEING LESS THAN 15 MINUTES LATE!!!

Our check was not even itemized. Being a cheap sushi place, I don't think a single person ordered enough to be charged $20. I know what I ordered cost $10.50. When we brought up how inappropriate that was and how we wanted to see the manager, the manager would not come to the table. If we didn't have a late show to get to I would have argued the manager about the situation and probably called the cops to see how legal it was to do what they did. I HAVE NEVER HAD THIS EXPERIENCE AT ANY OTHER RESTAURANT.

The food was standard cheap sushi cuisine, but I WILL NEVER GO BACK AFTER THIS EXPERIENCE.

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★☆☆☆☆

THIS IS A MUST READ REVIEW IF YOU PLAN ON MAKING A RESERVATION!!!!!

I came with a party of ten. We made a reservation for 8pm. I arrived at 8 and was rudely greeted. Apparently I was the first to arrive and they were unhappy about that. Six out of the ten of us arrived by 8:10, and having worked in the restaurant industry myself and knowing how annoying it is to hold a table for long I asked if we could sit and order while the other 4 made there way around the corner to us. AFTER AN UNNECESSARY ARGUMENT we were seated. We were all there by 8:15pm. CONSIDERING HOW MUCH WE WERE HASSLED I WAS SURPRISED AT HOW LONG IT TOOK FOR OUR SERVER TO TAKE OUR ORDER--not too mention the place wasn't busy, there were empty tables.

The real kicker was that WE WERE CHARGED $20 A HEAD FOR BEING LESS THAN 15 MINUTES LATE!!!

Our check was not even itemized. Being a cheap sushi place, I don't think a single person ordered enough to be charged $20. I know what I ordered cost $10.50. When we brought up how inappropriate that was and how we wanted to see the manager, the manager would not come to the table. If we didn't have a late show to get to I would have argued the manager about the situation and probably called the cops to see how legal it was to do what they did. I HAVE NEVER HAD THIS EXPERIENCE AT ANY OTHER RESTAURANT.

The food was standard cheap sushi cuisine, but I WILL NEVER GO BACK AFTER THIS EXPERIENCE.

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Mmmm sushi. This is the restaurant where I learned to like sushi. I went through the many stages of sushi liking here. On my first visit, I had delicious tempura and little sushi. On that first visit, I attempted my first piece of real sushi. It was delicious and much yummier than any sushi that I had ever had before. In my subsquent visits, I've become more of a sushi eater experimenting with jim roll rolls and pieces of sashimi. Last night, I went to Cherin?s after a movie and was super hungry. We got a jim roll, a salmon roll, a tuna roll, and some pieces. The sushi is good that we cleaned the plate up fast between two people. We also tried the miso soup. The service here is always great and the servers are extremely nice and attentive. I can't say enough good things about Cherin's because it's such an awesome sushi restaurant. I'll be back when my sushi cravings start to kick up and I want some delicious rolls.

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★★★★☆

Mmmm sushi. This is the restaurant where I learned to like sushi. I went through the many stages of sushi liking here. On my first visit, I had delicious tempura and little sushi. On that first visit, I attempted my first piece of real sushi. It was delicious and much yummier than any sushi that I had ever had before. In my subsquent visits, I've become more of a sushi eater experimenting with jim roll rolls and pieces of sashimi. Last night, I went to Cherin?s after a movie and was super hungry. We got a jim roll, a salmon roll, a tuna roll, and some pieces. The sushi is good that we cleaned the plate up fast between two people. We also tried the miso soup. The service here is always great and the servers are extremely nice and attentive. I can't say enough good things about Cherin's because it's such an awesome sushi restaurant. I'll be back when my sushi cravings start to kick up and I want some delicious rolls.

Pros: servers,rolls

Cons: --

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When i ordered from Cherin Sushi i was expecting delicious sushi, what i got was something so distasteful. And i know sushi, it's practically all I ever eat. The rolls were so small and it did not taste fresh. Other than that the delivery was quick.

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★☆☆☆☆

When i ordered from Cherin Sushi i was expecting delicious sushi, what i got was something so distasteful. And i know sushi, it's practically all I ever eat. The rolls were so small and it did not taste fresh. Other than that the delivery was quick.

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This is fantastic sushi. The service is great and the food is even better AND it's BYOB.... what isn't perfect about this place....? There can be a mighty long wait if you just decide to pop in on a random night. Be prepared....

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★★★★★

This is fantastic sushi. The service is great and the food is even better AND it's BYOB.... what isn't perfect about this place....? There can be a mighty long wait if you just decide to pop in on a random night. Be prepared....

Pros: food, prices

Cons: waiting times

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I read some reviews of Cherin sushi and decided to try it out with some friends to judge for myself... bad idea. Just like some other reviews said- it was very very loud.. especially for such a small space. We could barely hear each other speak. When we asked for an ice bucket to cool our wine, the waiter brought a cup full of ice.. I'm not quite sure what he wanted us to do with the cup but when I asked again about the ice bucket he pointed to the cup. The sushi took about 45 minutes to arrive and the rolls were very small, which is why they are so cheap. Almost everything tasted ok. Not completely disgusting, but far from good. One roll that we ordered tasted like soap and I was pretty sure that I would spend the rest of the evening in the bathroom from the not-so-fresh fish. I will definitely not be coming back. You pretty much get what you pay for here.

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★☆☆☆☆

I read some reviews of Cherin sushi and decided to try it out with some friends to judge for myself... bad idea. Just like some other reviews said- it was very very loud.. especially for such a small space. We could barely hear each other speak. When we asked for an ice bucket to cool our wine, the waiter brought a cup full of ice.. I'm not quite sure what he wanted us to do with the cup but when I asked again about the ice bucket he pointed to the cup. The sushi took about 45 minutes to arrive and the rolls were very small, which is why they are so cheap. Almost everything tasted ok. Not completely disgusting, but far from good. One roll that we ordered tasted like soap and I was pretty sure that I would spend the rest of the evening in the bathroom from the not-so-fresh fish. I will definitely not be coming back. You pretty much get what you pay for here.

Pros: hmm.. can't think of any

Cons: loud, long wait time, not fresh

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Not worth visiting. Sushi was tiny, tough, and flavorless. Usually you can get decent salmon sashimi anywhere, this stuff was terrible, tough, too warm and the rice was wayy to heavy and sticky. White tuna was mushy (possibly frozen at some point) Rolls were just as bad, wrapped way to tight. Not a single japanese person in the place which is usually a bad sign. Pretty much what i expected for $12.95 but I thought i'd give it a shot. All these 5 star reviews are definitly bogus. Only bonus was we sat next to james cromwell. (he was smart and ordered the vegetarian).

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★★☆☆☆

Not worth visiting. Sushi was tiny, tough, and flavorless. Usually you can get decent salmon sashimi anywhere, this stuff was terrible, tough, too warm and the rice was wayy to heavy and sticky. White tuna was mushy (possibly frozen at some point) Rolls were just as bad, wrapped way to tight. Not a single japanese person in the place which is usually a bad sign. Pretty much what i expected for $12.95 but I thought i'd give it a shot. All these 5 star reviews are definitly bogus. Only bonus was we sat next to james cromwell. (he was smart and ordered the vegetarian).

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We were seated in a flash at Cherin Sushi. The first time I went there, I didn't realize it was a BYOB. Interesting concept...loved their food and their prices. Would go back - but I'd be leery about taking a large party in there.

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★★★★☆

We were seated in a flash at Cherin Sushi. The first time I went there, I didn't realize it was a BYOB. Interesting concept...loved their food and their prices. Would go back - but I'd be leery about taking a large party in there.

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Cherin Sushi is so good I almost hate to review it, in fear that diners will come in droves, and make getting a table difficult. Still, it's so good -- quality, variety, price -- that it deserves to have its praises sung. The fish is the freshest you'll find in NY, of extremely high quality, and at prices you'll be amazed by. The owners insist on the best quality, and would rather run out of a particular fish on a given night than buy lesser quality just to have lots on hand. The Cherin salad (seaweed, mushrooms, and cucumber) begins the meal with a refreshing combination of flavors and textures that primes the palate for the fish to come. Regardless of the rolls and individual sushi choices one makes, you can be sure you'll get your money's worth. The fresh (NOT imitation) chopped crab that is the base for many of the rolls adds a unique signature to the rolls. The Olivia roll is a "must have" (shredded shrimp on top of sliced basic rice rolls, and then toasted). It's one of their more innovative rolls. I have too many "favorites" to name them all, but try the Cherin roll (eel & avocado on top of the crabmeat mix), the Joe roll, and -- well, just about any one that grabs your fancy. You won't be sorry.

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★★★★★

Cherin Sushi is so good I almost hate to review it, in fear that diners will come in droves, and make getting a table difficult. Still, it's so good -- quality, variety, price -- that it deserves to have its praises sung. The fish is the freshest you'll find in NY, of extremely high quality, and at prices you'll be amazed by. The owners insist on the best quality, and would rather run out of a particular fish on a given night than buy lesser quality just to have lots on hand. The Cherin salad (seaweed, mushrooms, and cucumber) begins the meal with a refreshing combination of flavors and textures that primes the palate for the fish to come. Regardless of the rolls and individual sushi choices one makes, you can be sure you'll get your money's worth. The fresh (NOT imitation) chopped crab that is the base for many of the rolls adds a unique signature to the rolls. The Olivia roll is a "must have" (shredded shrimp on top of sliced basic rice rolls, and then toasted). It's one of their more innovative rolls. I have too many "favorites" to name them all, but try the Cherin roll (eel & avocado on top of the crabmeat mix), the Joe roll, and -- well, just about any one that grabs your fancy. You won't be sorry.

Pros: Quality, taste, price, service

Cons: Sometimes the groups that "Bring their own" linger too long, and too loudly.

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My friends and I LOVE to go to BYOB restaurants in the city but can't stand the fact they don't take reservations or the lines and waits are too long. We also like to get away from the scene so we can laugh and enjoy our meal without saying hello to every person we've ever met. hooked up with or worked with at some point or other. Cherin is a cute dimly-lit cosy lil Sushi restaurant where you can enjoy your meal without spending an arm and a leg. The most I've ever waited for a table was 5-10 minutes and I was with a party of 5 and then a party of 4 on a Saturday night at 9pm. I'm telling you, get th Meredith roll mmm, the food is so inexpensive tat you don't feel guilty ordering 3+ rolls but it also isn't gross. Highly recommend it and what could be better than good food, great aura AND BYOB?! ... ENJOY!

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★★★★☆

My friends and I LOVE to go to BYOB restaurants in the city but can't stand the fact they don't take reservations or the lines and waits are too long. We also like to get away from the scene so we can laugh and enjoy our meal without saying hello to every person we've ever met. hooked up with or worked with at some point or other. Cherin is a cute dimly-lit cosy lil Sushi restaurant where you can enjoy your meal without spending an arm and a leg. The most I've ever waited for a table was 5-10 minutes and I was with a party of 5 and then a party of 4 on a Saturday night at 9pm. I'm telling you, get th Meredith roll mmm, the food is so inexpensive tat you don't feel guilty ordering 3+ rolls but it also isn't gross. Highly recommend it and what could be better than good food, great aura AND BYOB?! ... ENJOY!

Pros: Great value for your buck! never a long wait, not as sceney as Poke on the UES etc.

Cons: they only serve sushi so don't bring your non-sushi eating I only order teriyaki friends here

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This little sushi gem has made a regular out of me. I have been going there for almost 5 months & i have never been disapponted at all. Their tuna-tataki salad , spicy miso- soup & gillian roll to name a few keep me comming back. I remember having a similar tuna-tataki salad in Nobu but i believe the price at Nobu was atleast five times more than Cherin! I am not sure how true it is but the manager told me that Cherin shared the same fish supplier as Nobu & most other high end sushi place in the city. Their fish quality does seem to prove the point.

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★★★★★

This little sushi gem has made a regular out of me. I have been going there for almost 5 months & i have never been disapponted at all. Their tuna-tataki salad , spicy miso- soup & gillian roll to name a few keep me comming back. I remember having a similar tuna-tataki salad in Nobu but i believe the price at Nobu was atleast five times more than Cherin! I am not sure how true it is but the manager told me that Cherin shared the same fish supplier as Nobu & most other high end sushi place in the city. Their fish quality does seem to prove the point.

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The sushi at Cherin sushi is small and disgusting. The rolls were not original at all. They didn't have any flavor at all. The place did not even have sweetener for their bland green tea. DO NOT GO HERE. Down the street here are plenty of other nice places. STAY AWAY FROM CHERIN SUSHI!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

The sushi at Cherin sushi is small and disgusting. The rolls were not original at all. They didn't have any flavor at all. The place did not even have sweetener for their bland green tea. DO NOT GO HERE. Down the street here are plenty of other nice places. STAY AWAY FROM CHERIN SUSHI!!!!

Pros: I didn't up chuck from their food

Cons: EVERYTHING

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Went to this place with a friend for the first time on a saturday night. I thought we didn't need reservations but apparently you do if you want a decent table. All the good tables are at the front of the restaurant, the rest are in the back near the sushi bar. We ended up starting at the sushi bar which barely accomodates two people and then upgraded to a table directly NEXT to the sushi bar. As for the food-amazing! Best sushi and the low prices are a plus. I highly recommend the Gillian, William (spicy crunchy tuna), and the Trisha roll. Food presentation is great-depending on what you order they wrap thin slivers of fish on the outside-never seen this before but very tasty. BYOB is no fee everynight but friday and saturday in which case they charge you 5 bucks after your first bottle. Service is slow, so if you want to chill its great for you-they won't kick you out. Overall, if you're looking for great sushi for a low price this is quite a find, go on a weekday and reserve a table at the front and you're golden

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★★★★☆

Went to this place with a friend for the first time on a saturday night. I thought we didn't need reservations but apparently you do if you want a decent table. All the good tables are at the front of the restaurant, the rest are in the back near the sushi bar. We ended up starting at the sushi bar which barely accomodates two people and then upgraded to a table directly NEXT to the sushi bar. As for the food-amazing! Best sushi and the low prices are a plus. I highly recommend the Gillian, William (spicy crunchy tuna), and the Trisha roll. Food presentation is great-depending on what you order they wrap thin slivers of fish on the outside-never seen this before but very tasty. BYOB is no fee everynight but friday and saturday in which case they charge you 5 bucks after your first bottle. Service is slow, so if you want to chill its great for you-they won't kick you out. Overall, if you're looking for great sushi for a low price this is quite a find, go on a weekday and reserve a table at the front and you're golden

Pros: Creative Menu, Tasty sushi, Low prices

Cons: Small, Dark, Slow service, dingy in the back.

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The sushi here is the best around and the prices are the best around too! Why pay so much for the same quality, the sushi and sashimi are always fresh here and they taste really good. The service is efficient and very attentive, my date and I very much enjoyed the fact that it was BYOB, we sure took advantage of that one.

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★★★★★

The sushi here is the best around and the prices are the best around too! Why pay so much for the same quality, the sushi and sashimi are always fresh here and they taste really good. The service is efficient and very attentive, my date and I very much enjoyed the fact that it was BYOB, we sure took advantage of that one.

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Perhaps I went on an off night but last night I had a salmon sashimi and a few rolls with tuna and the fish tasted... tough. Normally, I can take my chopsticks and easily press down and slice the salmon sashimi but here it felt as if I needed a knife. The salmon was a bit leathery. Further, the special rolls on the back side of the menu advertise wrapping avocado and salmon or some other variation around the role. When it arrived, I found to my dismay that one section would have only avocado or only salmon, rarely both. Perhaps this is just a matter of personal taste but I found this to be annoying and not appetizing. The rolls were a bit small. Nevertheless, the range of rolls was fantastic and the seaweed/cucumber salad with spicy sauce is not to be missed. I'll try again because of all the positive reviews, but I have to say, last night, I was not impressed.

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★★★☆☆

Perhaps I went on an off night but last night I had a salmon sashimi and a few rolls with tuna and the fish tasted... tough. Normally, I can take my chopsticks and easily press down and slice the salmon sashimi but here it felt as if I needed a knife. The salmon was a bit leathery. Further, the special rolls on the back side of the menu advertise wrapping avocado and salmon or some other variation around the role. When it arrived, I found to my dismay that one section would have only avocado or only salmon, rarely both. Perhaps this is just a matter of personal taste but I found this to be annoying and not appetizing. The rolls were a bit small. Nevertheless, the range of rolls was fantastic and the seaweed/cucumber salad with spicy sauce is not to be missed. I'll try again because of all the positive reviews, but I have to say, last night, I was not impressed.

Pros: Great menu

Cons: questionable quality

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After going to Sushi Samba, I realized that I needed to eat sushi more often. I looked up some places on CitySearch and tried to find something reasonable. This place was exactly what I was looking for. After finding it in the East Village, me and my girlfriend were skeptical as its a tiny little place and not many people go before 7 or so, but this place proved us wrong. The fish is fresh, the prices are by far the best around, there are only around 8 tables, and it's BYOB. I've been back 5 times to Cherin and each time I am always impressed.

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★★★★★

After going to Sushi Samba, I realized that I needed to eat sushi more often. I looked up some places on CitySearch and tried to find something reasonable. This place was exactly what I was looking for. After finding it in the East Village, me and my girlfriend were skeptical as its a tiny little place and not many people go before 7 or so, but this place proved us wrong. The fish is fresh, the prices are by far the best around, there are only around 8 tables, and it's BYOB. I've been back 5 times to Cherin and each time I am always impressed.

Pros: Fresh fish, great prices, nice area

Cons: None

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The place is very clean.The service is top notch & the sushi is exactly the way i like it to be served in small humane portions with very little rice & lots of fish that i actually came to eat. Its a great spot for students or artists like me with good taste but wanna go easy on the dough.I have to say this place is definitely not for people who are into "ALL U CAN EAT" sushi joints..Looking at the negative reviews it seems like its been written up by the same person over & over again(probably a fired employee or a competitor) abusing the liberal standard of "city search". If all the good reviews were posted by the owner/staff which i highly doubt -then i'd give a.. "THUMPS UP" to them as they r not only great in the art of sushi but they seem to be great writers as well. Cheers Cherin..

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★★★★★

The place is very clean.The service is top notch & the sushi is exactly the way i like it to be served in small humane portions with very little rice & lots of fish that i actually came to eat. Its a great spot for students or artists like me with good taste but wanna go easy on the dough.I have to say this place is definitely not for people who are into "ALL U CAN EAT" sushi joints..Looking at the negative reviews it seems like its been written up by the same person over & over again(probably a fired employee or a competitor) abusing the liberal standard of "city search". If all the good reviews were posted by the owner/staff which i highly doubt -then i'd give a.. "THUMPS UP" to them as they r not only great in the art of sushi but they seem to be great writers as well. Cheers Cherin..

Pros: Thumbs up

Cons: none

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Obvious case of staff posting fake reviews. Just click on any of those positive reviewers, and you'll see that Cherin the only place they've reviewed. It's a shame somebody at Citysearch can't just delete these obvious fakes. Cherin Sushi receives no positive attention elsewhere, which I suppose is why they have the time and need to resort to this level of tackiness.

As for the food, the sushi is just average at best ... it's not good. You can pick out the real reviews below, and those comments are generally on the money ... the sushi is nothing special, and portions are much smaller than what you'd get at similarly priced places.

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★★☆☆☆

Obvious case of staff posting fake reviews. Just click on any of those positive reviewers, and you'll see that Cherin the only place they've reviewed. It's a shame somebody at Citysearch can't just delete these obvious fakes. Cherin Sushi receives no positive attention elsewhere, which I suppose is why they have the time and need to resort to this level of tackiness.

As for the food, the sushi is just average at best ... it's not good. You can pick out the real reviews below, and those comments are generally on the money ... the sushi is nothing special, and portions are much smaller than what you'd get at similarly priced places.

Pros: Seated quickly

Cons: Small portion size not justified by the price or quality, general tackiness

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Cherin is my favorite sushi place in town. Yes, Nobu is good, but for the price I pay for one piece of sushi at Nobu, I can get an entire meal at Cherin. Ok, I'm exaggerating a bit, but you get what I mean. It's a relaxed place with wonderful sashimi & sushi. No reservation required unless you're w/a large group. I go there for their white tuna & salmon skin hand rolls--my personal favorites. The pieces are not big. It's sushi the way it was meant to be--a delicacy to be savored, not wolfed down like a pizza slice. I like that they do not load their sushi up w/rice. If I wanted rice I would've ordered rice. ...and just for the record, I'm a real patron of this restaurant, and am in no way related to the owner(s).

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★★★★★

Cherin is my favorite sushi place in town. Yes, Nobu is good, but for the price I pay for one piece of sushi at Nobu, I can get an entire meal at Cherin. Ok, I'm exaggerating a bit, but you get what I mean. It's a relaxed place with wonderful sashimi & sushi. No reservation required unless you're w/a large group. I go there for their white tuna & salmon skin hand rolls--my personal favorites. The pieces are not big. It's sushi the way it was meant to be--a delicacy to be savored, not wolfed down like a pizza slice. I like that they do not load their sushi up w/rice. If I wanted rice I would've ordered rice. ...and just for the record, I'm a real patron of this restaurant, and am in no way related to the owner(s).

Pros: Good sushi at a value, comfortable setting, unpretentious

Cons: Minimal decor, Restaurant is a bit hidden

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DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE RAVE REVIEWS ON CITYSEARCH. They were all written by the owner. Went there for my 31st birthday dinner last night. Worst sushi I've ever had in a long while. If you want to see the world's smallest and flavorless sushi go to Cherin. We all left hungry because nobody wanted to order more of the subpar sushi. I've never written a review before but felt it was my duty to warn fellow new yorkers of fake reviews. If you go also be prepared to wait a long time for the food.

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★☆☆☆☆

DO NOT BE FOOLED BY THE RAVE REVIEWS ON CITYSEARCH. They were all written by the owner. Went there for my 31st birthday dinner last night. Worst sushi I've ever had in a long while. If you want to see the world's smallest and flavorless sushi go to Cherin. We all left hungry because nobody wanted to order more of the subpar sushi. I've never written a review before but felt it was my duty to warn fellow new yorkers of fake reviews. If you go also be prepared to wait a long time for the food.

Pros: You can get a seat there anytime w/o a wait...

Cons: Long waits for food and you'll leave hungry

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I have to say i can afford to go here everyday if had to eat sushi 7days a week..The quality & the freshness of the fish can be compared to any high-end sushi joints in the city ..period...the cuts may not be prestine but for the price there is no other sushi restaurants that can be compared to this restaurant. .. Highly recommended for sushi lovers...

2
★★★★★

I have to say i can afford to go here everyday if had to eat sushi 7days a week..The quality & the freshness of the fish can be compared to any high-end sushi joints in the city ..period...the cuts may not be prestine but for the price there is no other sushi restaurants that can be compared to this restaurant. .. Highly recommended for sushi lovers...

Pros: great quality fish,price

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I went to cherin last weekend with my friends & a few bottles of wine that we brought along with us & it was my first sushi in New york..I have to say their rolls were too good ..the "olivia roll" is just a nowhere to be found roll --(never seen anything like it)..I can't say this is the best sushi i have had---its the best meal i have ever had & did i mention cheap...

2
★★★★★

I went to cherin last weekend with my friends & a few bottles of wine that we brought along with us & it was my first sushi in New york..I have to say their rolls were too good ..the "olivia roll" is just a nowhere to be found roll --(never seen anything like it)..I can't say this is the best sushi i have had---its the best meal i have ever had & did i mention cheap...

Pros: food,cost

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Wow. I cannot believe the amount of great reviews for this place. Is it the staff posting on here? Me and some friends went the other night and I have to say it was below mediocre. Portions were small, service was slow, overall very uninspired sushi. People this is nothing special, don't waste your time! New York can do better. I will not be back.

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★★☆☆☆

Wow. I cannot believe the amount of great reviews for this place. Is it the staff posting on here? Me and some friends went the other night and I have to say it was below mediocre. Portions were small, service was slow, overall very uninspired sushi. People this is nothing special, don't waste your time! New York can do better. I will not be back.

Cons: small portions, bad cuts of fish, uninspired menu

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This is the only place i would go to if i were to eat sushi...The ambiance is perfect & the waitstaff has mastered the balance of being super attentive without being annoying , & the food is delicious & very inexpensive..Words are not enough to praise this restaurant-- they have made a regular out of me..

2
★★★★★

This is the only place i would go to if i were to eat sushi...The ambiance is perfect & the waitstaff has mastered the balance of being super attentive without being annoying , & the food is delicious & very inexpensive..Words are not enough to praise this restaurant-- they have made a regular out of me..

Pros: perfect

Cons: none

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35 reviews of people going absolutely hog wild over this sorry excuse for sushi. Tiny cutlets of sushi. Uninspired sushi rolls. Luke warm miso soup. Seaweed salad doused in dressing. There were three tables, one waitress. We ordered $115 worth of food. Most of it sat up at the sushi bar for at least 10 minutes while the waitress scurried around aimlessly. I'm really beginning to doubt the validity of Citysearch "reviews". The folks that wrote all the positive review for this restaurant (which is why I went and brought my friends with me) have NO IDEA what good sushi is.

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★★☆☆☆

35 reviews of people going absolutely hog wild over this sorry excuse for sushi. Tiny cutlets of sushi. Uninspired sushi rolls. Luke warm miso soup. Seaweed salad doused in dressing. There were three tables, one waitress. We ordered $115 worth of food. Most of it sat up at the sushi bar for at least 10 minutes while the waitress scurried around aimlessly. I'm really beginning to doubt the validity of Citysearch "reviews". The folks that wrote all the positive review for this restaurant (which is why I went and brought my friends with me) have NO IDEA what good sushi is.

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I really like that you get such good sushi for a great price.
They have some delicious rolls. Most of which are filled with their signature crab meat.
I only wish there were hot dishes to choose from as well.
But overall it's such a terrific meal for the money in a comfortable casual environment.

2
★★★★★

I really like that you get such good sushi for a great price.
They have some delicious rolls. Most of which are filled with their signature crab meat.
I only wish there were hot dishes to choose from as well.
But overall it's such a terrific meal for the money in a comfortable casual environment.

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Best meal of my life, hands down.
everything was fantastic.
I would go everyday if I could afford it.
Definitely a Must try!!!you will not be disappointed..

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★★★★★

Best meal of my life, hands down.
everything was fantastic.
I would go everyday if I could afford it.
Definitely a Must try!!!you will not be disappointed..

Pros: Best sushi

Cons: none

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As we went out looking for this place we passed by a bunch of indian restaurants with a lot of christmas lights & hundreds of lights in the shape of chillies & MAX color & with call persons on the sidewalk trying to bring in customers to their restaurants & then all of a sudden there is this little gem with no body bothering us & we were sure this was not indian & yes my wife & i were right. Its Cherin Sushi - we were drawn in by this beautiful miniature rock garden by the entrance & as we got seated we felt completely relaxed --- the place looked so peaceful with their minimal decor & dim candle lights...!! Their food was great especially the tiny little salad they gave right after we ordered our food. My wife did not want to eat it as it not appear like a normal salad at all..I had a bite of it & that was it i fell in love with it...i could not tell what was in it but our waiter was kind enough to give me an extra salad when i told him that the salad (cucumber,mushrooms& seaweed & some ugly looking dressin) was something i had never tried before..!!.Please do not hesitate to try the little salad & gabriella roll ( a little spicy though)!! Definitely going back...

2
★★★★★

As we went out looking for this place we passed by a bunch of indian restaurants with a lot of christmas lights & hundreds of lights in the shape of chillies & MAX color & with call persons on the sidewalk trying to bring in customers to their restaurants & then all of a sudden there is this little gem with no body bothering us & we were sure this was not indian & yes my wife & i were right. Its Cherin Sushi - we were drawn in by this beautiful miniature rock garden by the entrance & as we got seated we felt completely relaxed --- the place looked so peaceful with their minimal decor & dim candle lights...!! Their food was great especially the tiny little salad they gave right after we ordered our food. My wife did not want to eat it as it not appear like a normal salad at all..I had a bite of it & that was it i fell in love with it...i could not tell what was in it but our waiter was kind enough to give me an extra salad when i told him that the salad (cucumber,mushrooms& seaweed & some ugly looking dressin) was something i had never tried before..!!.Please do not hesitate to try the little salad & gabriella roll ( a little spicy though)!! Definitely going back...

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Trendy sushi jem hidden amongst a cluster of indian restaurants.The sushi is absolutely out of this world at this hip little spot..Great picks for dates as well as groups.Cheers to Cherin. Don't miss out their unfiltered CLOUDY looking nigori sake..!!

2
★★★★★

Trendy sushi jem hidden amongst a cluster of indian restaurants.The sushi is absolutely out of this world at this hip little spot..Great picks for dates as well as groups.Cheers to Cherin. Don't miss out their unfiltered CLOUDY looking nigori sake..!!

Pros: sushi, service, ambience

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I pass by this sushi restaurant every day as i live just a block down this tiny little gem. I never thought of trying this place as I assumed it was a pricey little joint ( looked a little expensive) for a guy living in a studio apt.. I gave it a try last thursday nite around 7 when my brother came to visit me from out of town. We got seated promptly as the place was not too crowded & to my surprise the menu looked so inexpensive & I could not believe when the waiter talked about their "early bird special" !!! 6pcs of sushi & any roll or 3 rolls for only $9.95.
I had the 6pcs of sushi with a shrimp tempura roll & my brother had the two of their chef's special rolls & a william roll (spicy tuna with crunch)..all for under 20 bucks.. Their sushi & rolls tasted very fresh & good ..i should say the william roll is a must try!!!The place is super clean & the service is immaculate!!!

2
★★★★★

I pass by this sushi restaurant every day as i live just a block down this tiny little gem. I never thought of trying this place as I assumed it was a pricey little joint ( looked a little expensive) for a guy living in a studio apt.. I gave it a try last thursday nite around 7 when my brother came to visit me from out of town. We got seated promptly as the place was not too crowded & to my surprise the menu looked so inexpensive & I could not believe when the waiter talked about their "early bird special" !!! 6pcs of sushi & any roll or 3 rolls for only $9.95.
I had the 6pcs of sushi with a shrimp tempura roll & my brother had the two of their chef's special rolls & a william roll (spicy tuna with crunch)..all for under 20 bucks.. Their sushi & rolls tasted very fresh & good ..i should say the william roll is a must try!!!The place is super clean & the service is immaculate!!!

Pros: inexpensive & great early bird special

Cons: none

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The rolls here were really good and the fish was definitely fresh.
The waiters are really attentive and polite.
And the ambience is nice since it's usually pretty quiet on weekends.

2
★★★★★

The rolls here were really good and the fish was definitely fresh.
The waiters are really attentive and polite.
And the ambience is nice since it's usually pretty quiet on weekends.

Pros: food, service, ambience

Cons: none

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Stuff yourself with fresh & uniquely pepared sushi under fifteen bucks, u can't go wrong.If you are solely into "old school"sushi u will not like it here. Sushi & sashimi are re-interpreted with their unique pristine presentation . If ur into rolls u cannot skip this place at all...they have the best rolls uniqely prepared & the best fish to rice ratio where u get the better taste of fish than hogging huge chunks of rice unlike other sushi restaurants. Its rare to find a place u like immediately but this is definitely one of them. There is one negative thing about this place......u eat here u don't want to eat anywhere else..!!

2
★★★★★

Stuff yourself with fresh & uniquely pepared sushi under fifteen bucks, u can't go wrong.If you are solely into "old school"sushi u will not like it here. Sushi & sashimi are re-interpreted with their unique pristine presentation . If ur into rolls u cannot skip this place at all...they have the best rolls uniqely prepared & the best fish to rice ratio where u get the better taste of fish than hogging huge chunks of rice unlike other sushi restaurants. Its rare to find a place u like immediately but this is definitely one of them. There is one negative thing about this place......u eat here u don't want to eat anywhere else..!!

Pros: good quality yet very cheap, BYOB

Cons: on the curry lane

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Best meal of my life hands down. I do not remember exactly what i had as i went in with a group of frens but everything i had on the order that was shared among us was great!!Service was attentive yet not intrusive. Added bonus:they let us bring in our own bottle of wine despite of their own little wine/sake menu. I noticed the table next to us brought bottles of greygoose and mixers !!! I'll be back is all i can say..

2
★★★★★

Best meal of my life hands down. I do not remember exactly what i had as i went in with a group of frens but everything i had on the order that was shared among us was great!!Service was attentive yet not intrusive. Added bonus:they let us bring in our own bottle of wine despite of their own little wine/sake menu. I noticed the table next to us brought bottles of greygoose and mixers !!! I'll be back is all i can say..

Pros: best rolls, price, allowing to bring in your drinks

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I went in with a group of frens & to my surprise i found a roll named after my name. I tried my roll out & it was amazingly the best roll i have ever had to taste in my life. They have many other rolls named after people & they all taste great. I have to say that their rolls are different compared with the other restaurants u might have been earlier as they use very little rice (u could actually see the nori). But my fren who is a regular there told me that this is the only restaurant that serves rolls with very little rice which keeps him comming back & guess what he is right coz am definitley comming back . Bring along a lot of frens coz u might find your name or ur fren's name on the menu too... I like their tiny miniature rock garden by the door too..

2
★★★★★

I went in with a group of frens & to my surprise i found a roll named after my name. I tried my roll out & it was amazingly the best roll i have ever had to taste in my life. They have many other rolls named after people & they all taste great. I have to say that their rolls are different compared with the other restaurants u might have been earlier as they use very little rice (u could actually see the nori). But my fren who is a regular there told me that this is the only restaurant that serves rolls with very little rice which keeps him comming back & guess what he is right coz am definitley comming back . Bring along a lot of frens coz u might find your name or ur fren's name on the menu too... I like their tiny miniature rock garden by the door too..

Pros: thumbs way up

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I like to try out new foods and restaurants. While sushi/rolls are nothing new, Cherin's great variety of rolls seemed attractive. My husband and I ordered quite a few items and thought we would be glutenous. Wrong! The rolls were half the normal size you would get elsewhere but at the same price. The rice was packed so tight (I guess there wasn't much surface to roll), that there was hardly any space to insert their prized menu item: crab meat. The sushi was prosciuto thin. In the end, we neither tasted the "real" crab meat in the skinny rolls nor did we have the sensation of any raw fish melting in our mouths. By the time we left at 7:30PM (we're parents, what can I say) on a long weekend holiday, we were still the only customers. If you must eat here, think of another place for entree afterward.

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★☆☆☆☆

I like to try out new foods and restaurants. While sushi/rolls are nothing new, Cherin's great variety of rolls seemed attractive. My husband and I ordered quite a few items and thought we would be glutenous. Wrong! The rolls were half the normal size you would get elsewhere but at the same price. The rice was packed so tight (I guess there wasn't much surface to roll), that there was hardly any space to insert their prized menu item: crab meat. The sushi was prosciuto thin. In the end, we neither tasted the "real" crab meat in the skinny rolls nor did we have the sensation of any raw fish melting in our mouths. By the time we left at 7:30PM (we're parents, what can I say) on a long weekend holiday, we were still the only customers. If you must eat here, think of another place for entree afterward.

Pros: Quiet side street

Cons: Feel extremely cheated

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Whenever I am craving for top quality sushi & freindly service I head to Cherin Sushi. This place has the best sushi in the city & the most uniquely prepared sushi,sashimi & rolls.The sushi & sashimi portions are really big with very imaginative presentations & the rolls are amazing. My favourite roll "Olivia roll" is just -"slamming"!!The best of all -they let you bring your own booze even though they have a small list of beer & wine menu. So if you are ready for a ride unlike any you have ever had & like to bring in your own drink (more bangg for the buck) I highly recommend this place...

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★★★★★

Whenever I am craving for top quality sushi & freindly service I head to Cherin Sushi. This place has the best sushi in the city & the most uniquely prepared sushi,sashimi & rolls.The sushi & sashimi portions are really big with very imaginative presentations & the rolls are amazing. My favourite roll "Olivia roll" is just -"slamming"!!The best of all -they let you bring your own booze even though they have a small list of beer & wine menu. So if you are ready for a ride unlike any you have ever had & like to bring in your own drink (more bangg for the buck) I highly recommend this place...

Pros: BYOB, PRICE, immaculate service

Cons: only japanese beer

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I have been a regular here since it opened last summer.The rolls may appear to look small as compared to the other restaurants but this place has huge portions of fish on their rolls with very little rice involved, which makes me come back atleast once a week. After all who wants to pay sushi prices for a big ball of rice. It's a great place for people who love sushi especially if u don't want to end up eating too much rice...

2
★★★★★

I have been a regular here since it opened last summer.The rolls may appear to look small as compared to the other restaurants but this place has huge portions of fish on their rolls with very little rice involved, which makes me come back atleast once a week. After all who wants to pay sushi prices for a big ball of rice. It's a great place for people who love sushi especially if u don't want to end up eating too much rice...

Pros: ambience, service & food

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sorry, I'm going to have to give this place a bad review.
quite possibly the worst sushi ever, the rolls are TINY and it
seemed as though they ran out of rice and put so little I've
never even seen such a thing before.....and somewhere along
the lines things started to taste sour, my sashimi came partially frozen!
I wasn't the only table that complained that night, since another couple
next to me left more than half their food on the table......

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★☆☆☆☆

sorry, I'm going to have to give this place a bad review.
quite possibly the worst sushi ever, the rolls are TINY and it
seemed as though they ran out of rice and put so little I've
never even seen such a thing before.....and somewhere along
the lines things started to taste sour, my sashimi came partially frozen!
I wasn't the only table that complained that night, since another couple
next to me left more than half their food on the table......

Pros: contemporary setting

Cons: Bad Sushi, Slow service

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The experience is amazing. The tasting menu never ends. The food is divine. It is without a doubt the best sushi I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. It is a very humbling, individual experience where the sushi clearly takes the spotlight. And above all the price is too too reasonable. Definitely comming back ..

2
★★★★★

The experience is amazing. The tasting menu never ends. The food is divine. It is without a doubt the best sushi I have ever had the pleasure of tasting. It is a very humbling, individual experience where the sushi clearly takes the spotlight. And above all the price is too too reasonable. Definitely comming back ..

Pros: sushi, service, price

Cons: not open for lunch

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This place has very reasonable priced sushi, with the emphasis on rolls; they have sushi and sashimi too, the usual fare, but the rolls...they have lots of kinds of them - strangely, they are named after people and are almost all the same, using about 7 different ingredients and a million variations of them.

I found the freshness to be so-so, mostly because I ordered two of these "special" rolls which both had "real" crab. well the real crab was probably from frozen or something, because the flavor was way too strong to be from fresh, so it overpowered alot of the other kinds of fish like hamachi and tuna, which from what I can tell tasted pretty fresh. My recommendation is if you go here, avoid the "real" crab and go for the standard fare, unremarkable, but a bargain.

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★★★☆☆

This place has very reasonable priced sushi, with the emphasis on rolls; they have sushi and sashimi too, the usual fare, but the rolls...they have lots of kinds of them - strangely, they are named after people and are almost all the same, using about 7 different ingredients and a million variations of them.

I found the freshness to be so-so, mostly because I ordered two of these "special" rolls which both had "real" crab. well the real crab was probably from frozen or something, because the flavor was way too strong to be from fresh, so it overpowered alot of the other kinds of fish like hamachi and tuna, which from what I can tell tasted pretty fresh. My recommendation is if you go here, avoid the "real" crab and go for the standard fare, unremarkable, but a bargain.

Pros: You can always get a table here, service is nice, open quite late

Cons: It's unremarkable

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This is the best priced and quality sushi in the East Village.

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★★★★★

This is the best priced and quality sushi in the East Village.

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Before I entered the restaurant, I was a little worried since there were only 2 tables occupied(it was around 8:00pm and the chief was not a Japanese.
Anyway, I was so surprised when I saw the price of menu. It was pretty cheap!
Then, after I tasted the sushi, I understood why it was so cheap. The california roll looked ugly. All the sushi were terrible...dried rice! Any sushi from plastic containers at any deli might taste much better. I was so embarrassed because I trusted the reviews below.

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★☆☆☆☆

Before I entered the restaurant, I was a little worried since there were only 2 tables occupied(it was around 8:00pm and the chief was not a Japanese.
Anyway, I was so surprised when I saw the price of menu. It was pretty cheap!
Then, after I tasted the sushi, I understood why it was so cheap. The california roll looked ugly. All the sushi were terrible...dried rice! Any sushi from plastic containers at any deli might taste much better. I was so embarrassed because I trusted the reviews below.

Pros: cheap, ok service

Cons: bad roll & sushi

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Went with a group after work. The sushi was extremely fresh and tasty. Place is not that big but it does have a relaxing atmosphere to have a great meal with friends. Dont miss out!

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★★★★★

Went with a group after work. The sushi was extremely fresh and tasty. Place is not that big but it does have a relaxing atmosphere to have a great meal with friends. Dont miss out!

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The sushi here was A-one! Very fresh and very affordable. If you order from the a la carte menu, you get 3 pieces per your order ie-tuna-3 pieces. The uni was delicious and heavenly. The service was pretty efficient too. I would definitely return.

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★★★★★

The sushi here was A-one! Very fresh and very affordable. If you order from the a la carte menu, you get 3 pieces per your order ie-tuna-3 pieces. The uni was delicious and heavenly. The service was pretty efficient too. I would definitely return.

Pros: sushi, quality, service

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This small east village find was exactly what we have been looking for. the food was delicious and the prices we amazingly low. Definatly check out there 2 for the price of one rolls. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive, never even letting our drinks near the empty status. Best part was that we walked in starved and were immediatly seated, no wait at all on a friday around seven.

2
★★★★★

This small east village find was exactly what we have been looking for. the food was delicious and the prices we amazingly low. Definatly check out there 2 for the price of one rolls. Our waitress was very friendly and attentive, never even letting our drinks near the empty status. Best part was that we walked in starved and were immediatly seated, no wait at all on a friday around seven.

Pros: Inexpensive, big portions, great service

Cons: small

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Cherin Sushi is a phenomenal value, with excellent quality. Great variety of rolls. As of mid-August, still waiting for their sake and beer license to arrive: it's definitely coming. Worth dining there even without the sake for now.

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★★★★★

Cherin Sushi is a phenomenal value, with excellent quality. Great variety of rolls. As of mid-August, still waiting for their sake and beer license to arrive: it's definitely coming. Worth dining there even without the sake for now.

Pros: Excellent quality, Excellent value, Friendly caring owner

Cons: Right now BYOB

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i tried all sushi places in the neighbourhood, but cherin is definetely the best of all. their fish both looks and tastes fresh. i will go there again!

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★★★★★

i tried all sushi places in the neighbourhood, but cherin is definetely the best of all. their fish both looks and tastes fresh. i will go there again!

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East Village Japanese restaurant offers specialty rolls, sashimi, and combo platters. Delivery and carry out is also available.

 

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