Le Miu

★★★★☆
  • 107 Ave A

    New York, NY 10009

    Cross street: nr. 7th St.

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  • 212-473-3100

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My husband and I were so amused by this Asian Bartender!! Just got back in town from long trip, were so craving for some nice sushi on last Satuarday night... therefore we decided to go to this gem sushi place in the villege. As we entered the restaurant, was so smittened by this adorable bartender, she looked like a delicated asian doll walking out of a shodow box! I suggested to sit at the bar, Great choice!! We've been a lot of service bars, but this one is perfection! I was so trilled that we ordered a bunch of a la cart and side dishes, the bartender didnt even write down out order but everything came out on time and correctly! Here I gotta appoligize to her that I was questioning about it.
We got the spicy rock shrimp, yellowtail sushimi ap, and scallop carpachio for starters... my husband doesnt like fish roes, before we requested to sub the roes , the bartender bring this up asking us if we like sea urchin or fish roes, cos these two things were inculded. Simple things like this can really show that if the server cares about customers.. we were really impressived by the service that we got from this girl who is not just another pretty face with whitend teeth showing out. I loved the spicy rock shrimp, and my husband fell for its salmon toro.. nigori sake that i got was great but slightly overpriced; my husband's shiso leaf sochu martini was just perfection like everything else! We will go back for the bar for sure! The one thing that I didnt like was the decor and the choice of the dvd playing.. its some jp dvd tape on that night... we couldnt understand it at all.. and they should put more effort on the decor.

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★★★★★

My husband and I were so amused by this Asian Bartender!! Just got back in town from long trip, were so craving for some nice sushi on last Satuarday night... therefore we decided to go to this gem sushi place in the villege. As we entered the restaurant, was so smittened by this adorable bartender, she looked like a delicated asian doll walking out of a shodow box! I suggested to sit at the bar, Great choice!! We've been a lot of service bars, but this one is perfection! I was so trilled that we ordered a bunch of a la cart and side dishes, the bartender didnt even write down out order but everything came out on time and correctly! Here I gotta appoligize to her that I was questioning about it.
We got the spicy rock shrimp, yellowtail sushimi ap, and scallop carpachio for starters... my husband doesnt like fish roes, before we requested to sub the roes , the bartender bring this up asking us if we like sea urchin or fish roes, cos these two things were inculded. Simple things like this can really show that if the server cares about customers.. we were really impressived by the service that we got from this girl who is not just another pretty face with whitend teeth showing out. I loved the spicy rock shrimp, and my husband fell for its salmon toro.. nigori sake that i got was great but slightly overpriced; my husband's shiso leaf sochu martini was just perfection like everything else! We will go back for the bar for sure! The one thing that I didnt like was the decor and the choice of the dvd playing.. its some jp dvd tape on that night... we couldnt understand it at all.. and they should put more effort on the decor.

Pros: great bartender! nice food! spicy rock shrimp does rock!!

Cons: decor. tape playing

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by the time you sit at table, you must be frustrated with this notorious manager because of her poor hosting and communication skill. then you probably get mad since you don't get food any time soon. besides sake is insanely overpriced. lastly you should be infuriated when this japanese waman drops off your bill and tries to kick you out of the restaurant. until you are all set, she is waiting right behind you to snatch your check. it is just amazing. if you don't wanna be treated like that, just stay away from the place and walk a few blocks over for takahachi

0
★☆☆☆☆

by the time you sit at table, you must be frustrated with this notorious manager because of her poor hosting and communication skill. then you probably get mad since you don't get food any time soon. besides sake is insanely overpriced. lastly you should be infuriated when this japanese waman drops off your bill and tries to kick you out of the restaurant. until you are all set, she is waiting right behind you to snatch your check. it is just amazing. if you don't wanna be treated like that, just stay away from the place and walk a few blocks over for takahachi

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I took my gf for dinner last night, both of us having such great time at the bar. As we came in, asked the bartender if we could watch the debate at 9pm after diner at the table, she had no problem doin the favor for us. We sat at the table for 10min then switched to the bar where was actually more comfortable than the table...The HD TV delivered the debate enfortlessly!
The entree on the pri fix menu, the washu beef was so tender and perfectly seasoned! My gf loved the dessert, and so did I. The wine the bartender suggested was great ,too. Compare with the treatment at the table, we were taken care much better at the bar... those servers never got back to us in time for whatever we asked for...

2
★★★★★

I took my gf for dinner last night, both of us having such great time at the bar. As we came in, asked the bartender if we could watch the debate at 9pm after diner at the table, she had no problem doin the favor for us. We sat at the table for 10min then switched to the bar where was actually more comfortable than the table...The HD TV delivered the debate enfortlessly!
The entree on the pri fix menu, the washu beef was so tender and perfectly seasoned! My gf loved the dessert, and so did I. The wine the bartender suggested was great ,too. Compare with the treatment at the table, we were taken care much better at the bar... those servers never got back to us in time for whatever we asked for...

Pros: bar, wine, food!

Cons: servers are not attentive.. lanauage

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Not enough people know about Le Miu in my opinion. I think this is one of the best unknown sushi spots in town. Top quality, wonderful service, reasonable prices. I would strongly recommend checking this place out!

2
★★★★★

Not enough people know about Le Miu in my opinion. I think this is one of the best unknown sushi spots in town. Top quality, wonderful service, reasonable prices. I would strongly recommend checking this place out!

Pros: Fabulous service, high quality sushi

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My friends and I went there for dinner on a Saturday night, when the whole restaurant was all packed. We made a reservation earlier that day, but the hostess, whoes English was horrible, forgot our reservation! She told us to have a drink at the bar til the table is ready. However, she seated several people who came in after us to tables, and lied to us that those parties had reservations. (we heared clearly that non of them cliamed that they had made reservations). We complained to her, she was just giggling and walked away! She was cluless! As we were about to leave with anger and hunger, the bartender encouraged us to have dinner at the bar. Shes been doin a very good job entertaining us while we were waiting. So my friends and I agreed to eat at the bar, where was actually very cozy and comfortable. She provided very good service, and the food she recomanded was great. We got a sashimi platter and a labster roll, tuna capaccuio, those were all great. And the special coctails , lychee ginger cocktail, were amazing as well.
There is nothing wrong with poor English speakers, however, I expected to be taken care of when I made a reservation and paid $180 for a dinner. The hostess needs to improve her language abd her manner, seriously! She is cluless and has no common sence at all!

2
★★★★☆

My friends and I went there for dinner on a Saturday night, when the whole restaurant was all packed. We made a reservation earlier that day, but the hostess, whoes English was horrible, forgot our reservation! She told us to have a drink at the bar til the table is ready. However, she seated several people who came in after us to tables, and lied to us that those parties had reservations. (we heared clearly that non of them cliamed that they had made reservations). We complained to her, she was just giggling and walked away! She was cluless! As we were about to leave with anger and hunger, the bartender encouraged us to have dinner at the bar. Shes been doin a very good job entertaining us while we were waiting. So my friends and I agreed to eat at the bar, where was actually very cozy and comfortable. She provided very good service, and the food she recomanded was great. We got a sashimi platter and a labster roll, tuna capaccuio, those were all great. And the special coctails , lychee ginger cocktail, were amazing as well.
There is nothing wrong with poor English speakers, however, I expected to be taken care of when I made a reservation and paid $180 for a dinner. The hostess needs to improve her language abd her manner, seriously! She is cluless and has no common sence at all!

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i took my girlfriend here for her birthday and everything was very good: the food was delicious, beautifully plated, and served by a very friendly * knowledgeable staff however the atmosphere needs serious improvement. while dining there was a couple next two us with two children who, when not screaming, were running back and forth, bumping into our table. additionally there was a girl who sat the bar with a small dog in ehr lap that had no problem barking- the bartender didn't seem to think that this was a problem. as i said, the food an presentation were spectacular , however the surroudings did a serious disservice to the food. when i pay $250 for dinner for 2 i expect not to have my girlfriend's voice drowned out by screaming children and barking dogs...

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★★★☆☆

i took my girlfriend here for her birthday and everything was very good: the food was delicious, beautifully plated, and served by a very friendly * knowledgeable staff however the atmosphere needs serious improvement. while dining there was a couple next two us with two children who, when not screaming, were running back and forth, bumping into our table. additionally there was a girl who sat the bar with a small dog in ehr lap that had no problem barking- the bartender didn't seem to think that this was a problem. as i said, the food an presentation were spectacular , however the surroudings did a serious disservice to the food. when i pay $250 for dinner for 2 i expect not to have my girlfriend's voice drowned out by screaming children and barking dogs...

Pros: beautiful, delicious food, good staff

Cons: horrible ambience

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the food is wonderful, the service is excellent, and very few people know about it. this is what makes new york great. you have a world class selection / chef, etc and since it doesnt look "trendy" or "superficial" inside, there arent a lot of people that go here. its not hip, its just GREAT sushi.

literally when you walk in here, they appreciate the business, 4 people welcome you in to the restaurant, which is a wonderful japanese custom.

wine list is affordable. for the quality (top notch) its the best sushi in town

2
★★★★★

the food is wonderful, the service is excellent, and very few people know about it. this is what makes new york great. you have a world class selection / chef, etc and since it doesnt look "trendy" or "superficial" inside, there arent a lot of people that go here. its not hip, its just GREAT sushi.

literally when you walk in here, they appreciate the business, 4 people welcome you in to the restaurant, which is a wonderful japanese custom.

wine list is affordable. for the quality (top notch) its the best sushi in town

Pros: wonderful food, great service

Cons: decor could be upgraded

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if you crave for sushi, I recommend the place. when me and friends went there on weekend, it was packed. The hostess came up to us and said something, but we didn't understand single word of her English. It took a while for us to get a table but the weird hostess did nothing but smiled at us. one of my friends found her demeanor even obnoxious by the time we got seated. food was okay.

1
★★★☆☆

if you crave for sushi, I recommend the place. when me and friends went there on weekend, it was packed. The hostess came up to us and said something, but we didn't understand single word of her English. It took a while for us to get a table but the weird hostess did nothing but smiled at us. one of my friends found her demeanor even obnoxious by the time we got seated. food was okay.

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The sushi is in fact good, though there are better places in Manhattan, with more variety of rolls and much more affordable. The saki, though, is not only good, but pretty cheap. You can seat at the restaurant and look at people going to Lincoln Center, but it's hard to get a seat before theater.

1
★★★☆☆

The sushi is in fact good, though there are better places in Manhattan, with more variety of rolls and much more affordable. The saki, though, is not only good, but pretty cheap. You can seat at the restaurant and look at people going to Lincoln Center, but it's hard to get a seat before theater.

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I wasn't expecting fish this good. Don't have the over-priced rolls just order sushi and sashimi. Prices are on the high side, especially the kobe beef entree. Overall, very good.

2
★★★★☆

I wasn't expecting fish this good. Don't have the over-priced rolls just order sushi and sashimi. Prices are on the high side, especially the kobe beef entree. Overall, very good.

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Not your standard East Village sushi place, but that should be obvious from the decor and prices. The rolls and small plates are unique. Service isn't 3 star, but it is definitely better than most sushi places at the same price. Loved the cocktails and there is a great early dinner menu if you get out of work before it is over.

2
★★★★☆

Not your standard East Village sushi place, but that should be obvious from the decor and prices. The rolls and small plates are unique. Service isn't 3 star, but it is definitely better than most sushi places at the same price. Loved the cocktails and there is a great early dinner menu if you get out of work before it is over.

Pros: Food

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Lve it! Love it! Love it! Great atmosphere, great food and was overall a great experience. Waiters could work on their speed a bit but place was packed so I really can't complain too much. If your a sushi eater then this is the place to be. You know what they say "If it smells like fish...then eat it!" If you don't like sushi then LMB.

2
★★★★★

Lve it! Love it! Love it! Great atmosphere, great food and was overall a great experience. Waiters could work on their speed a bit but place was packed so I really can't complain too much. If your a sushi eater then this is the place to be. You know what they say "If it smells like fish...then eat it!" If you don't like sushi then LMB.

Pros: sockeye salmon

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My girlfriend and I came to dinner at this little cozy sushi place on Avenue A last Sunday with a couple of our friends. After we were promptly seated, we looked at the menu and it was a bit overwhelming. Luckily, our very nice waiter came and answered any questions we had and gave us some recommendations, some of which we couldn't turn down. He said that if it was our first time here, we should try the tasting menu and boy, was he right! My only regret was not getting another prefix menu after the dessert was finished. At the end he even managed to pitch another recommendation of live water octopus carpaccio and it was the perfect cap for the night. If that wasn't enough, our waiter was very funny and we had some good laughs throughout the evening. His name was Jon(?) I think. We ordered some alcohol from the other waitstaff and though they were nice, I think there were some language miscommunications. Luckily, our waiter spoke perfect English. Near the end of the night though, the music was suddenly changed to some kind of tacky early 90s music and disco songs. Not that it was a big deal, but I don't think it's good for the ambience. Overall, however, we had a blast eating there, from the toro tartar, oyster shooters, all the way to the sushi!

2
★★★★☆

My girlfriend and I came to dinner at this little cozy sushi place on Avenue A last Sunday with a couple of our friends. After we were promptly seated, we looked at the menu and it was a bit overwhelming. Luckily, our very nice waiter came and answered any questions we had and gave us some recommendations, some of which we couldn't turn down. He said that if it was our first time here, we should try the tasting menu and boy, was he right! My only regret was not getting another prefix menu after the dessert was finished. At the end he even managed to pitch another recommendation of live water octopus carpaccio and it was the perfect cap for the night. If that wasn't enough, our waiter was very funny and we had some good laughs throughout the evening. His name was Jon(?) I think. We ordered some alcohol from the other waitstaff and though they were nice, I think there were some language miscommunications. Luckily, our waiter spoke perfect English. Near the end of the night though, the music was suddenly changed to some kind of tacky early 90s music and disco songs. Not that it was a big deal, but I don't think it's good for the ambience. Overall, however, we had a blast eating there, from the toro tartar, oyster shooters, all the way to the sushi!

Pros: great service, amazing food

Cons: choice in restaurant music

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I've been to this restaurant several times and have always enjoyed their high quality sushi. However, after the service my friends and I received this past Friday, I'll be going elsewhere for my sock-eye salmon. After our first drink order the waiters were never seen again, and we eventually had to go to the bar to get our second round of drinks. Appetizers were forgotten, and when the miso soup was brought out it came without a spoon. The time between our first and last entree being brought to the table was so long that my friend had actually finished his chicken teryiaki and had his plate cleared before my other friends sushi came out. Several requests were placed for chopsticks before we finally had to steal them from another table. When we finally complained to the hostess, she apologized and told us it was very busy that night (despite the place being only 3/4 full)-- as if it was surprising to have a restaurant in NYC crowded on a Friday night at 8pm. I guess nobody ever eats dinner at that hour? In conclusion, I'd recommend Le Miu if you enjoy good sushi, have about 7 hrs to waste and appreciate stupidy from your hosts and waiters.

0
★☆☆☆☆

I've been to this restaurant several times and have always enjoyed their high quality sushi. However, after the service my friends and I received this past Friday, I'll be going elsewhere for my sock-eye salmon. After our first drink order the waiters were never seen again, and we eventually had to go to the bar to get our second round of drinks. Appetizers were forgotten, and when the miso soup was brought out it came without a spoon. The time between our first and last entree being brought to the table was so long that my friend had actually finished his chicken teryiaki and had his plate cleared before my other friends sushi came out. Several requests were placed for chopsticks before we finally had to steal them from another table. When we finally complained to the hostess, she apologized and told us it was very busy that night (despite the place being only 3/4 full)-- as if it was surprising to have a restaurant in NYC crowded on a Friday night at 8pm. I guess nobody ever eats dinner at that hour? In conclusion, I'd recommend Le Miu if you enjoy good sushi, have about 7 hrs to waste and appreciate stupidy from your hosts and waiters.

Pros: Above average food

Cons: You have to wait about 3 hrs before you can enjoy it

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Me and a friend of mine tried this Japanese fusion restaurant for dinner on weekend. Since we are big fans of sushi and have already been to Geisha, Jewel Bako, Sumile, Blue Ribon and so forth, we picked this Nobu-Megu inspired restaurant. The restaurant was packed when we got there and there seemed no table available. But the nice cute Japanese host got us a table in a while. We started off with spicy rock shrimp appetizer and found it awesome! You cannot miss it when you go there. Next we shared black cod and new style sushi. The sushi was fresh, dressed with unique sauce and meticulosuly presented. Black cod was also impeccable. As it turned out, they also serve such fabulous dessert as souffle, mont blanc and green tea tiramisu. I will definitely go back to that place soon.

2
★★★★★

Me and a friend of mine tried this Japanese fusion restaurant for dinner on weekend. Since we are big fans of sushi and have already been to Geisha, Jewel Bako, Sumile, Blue Ribon and so forth, we picked this Nobu-Megu inspired restaurant. The restaurant was packed when we got there and there seemed no table available. But the nice cute Japanese host got us a table in a while. We started off with spicy rock shrimp appetizer and found it awesome! You cannot miss it when you go there. Next we shared black cod and new style sushi. The sushi was fresh, dressed with unique sauce and meticulosuly presented. Black cod was also impeccable. As it turned out, they also serve such fabulous dessert as souffle, mont blanc and green tea tiramisu. I will definitely go back to that place soon.

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The food would have been that much better if the service wasn't so deplorable. The waitress didn't have a clue and she had the worst attitude. The chef came out to apologize, twice.

The rundown:
There were two of us. They told us there were no tables available. The bartender however was able to get us a table that was open. We ordered. The waitress took 20 minutes to bring the saki, another 20 to bring one salad and then when our food arrived, mine came out, but my friend's did not.

Poor attitude, lazy service, avoid this place at al costs. There are plenty of other sushi restaurants in the area that deserve more praise than this place.

0
★☆☆☆☆

The food would have been that much better if the service wasn't so deplorable. The waitress didn't have a clue and she had the worst attitude. The chef came out to apologize, twice.

The rundown:
There were two of us. They told us there were no tables available. The bartender however was able to get us a table that was open. We ordered. The waitress took 20 minutes to bring the saki, another 20 to bring one salad and then when our food arrived, mine came out, but my friend's did not.

Poor attitude, lazy service, avoid this place at al costs. There are plenty of other sushi restaurants in the area that deserve more praise than this place.

Pros: the food

Cons: service, attitude, dirty

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We came in here because a friend of mine was supposed to meet someone. Only problem was he was supposed to be meeting this person at a different Sushi joint a few doors down. We ate a ton of food and made quick friends with the bartender and the manager. The food was awesome, and when we finally realized we were at the wrong place, it was too late. We were hooked. Now we go back once a week.

2
★★★★★

We came in here because a friend of mine was supposed to meet someone. Only problem was he was supposed to be meeting this person at a different Sushi joint a few doors down. We ate a ton of food and made quick friends with the bartender and the manager. The food was awesome, and when we finally realized we were at the wrong place, it was too late. We were hooked. Now we go back once a week.

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I love sushi. i live on the upper east side near such soosh mcgoosh (sushi) joints/blunts as Fusha and Aja. Though these restaurants are a two minute walk from me, I would much rather drive down to Avenue A and search for parking for 30 minutes (and finally illegally park) to eat the delicious fare.

Here is my usual order when i order on menu- from most favorite to omg fantastic but not as amazing as my most favorite

bar: echigo beer
rice beer with explosive front end taste, and 0 aftertaste

appetizer: LE MIU TARTAR, white miso clam chowder cappuccino, le miu green salad,

post app/pre main: SOFT SHELL CRAB, tuna carpacchio, rock shrimp

main course/sushi: LOBSTER ROLL, le miu sushi (10 pieces of sushi)

dessert: PANNA COTTA, mont blanc, fondant
my recommendation is just order appetizers until you are full the first visit. while the sushi is super fresh and delicious, you'll realize that it is less fantastical than the other items because you've tried it before.

finally when you leave, realize how great you feel. you are full, but feel like you could eat four more orders of le miu tartar if only it wasnt $16 each.

TL

2
★★★★★

I love sushi. i live on the upper east side near such soosh mcgoosh (sushi) joints/blunts as Fusha and Aja. Though these restaurants are a two minute walk from me, I would much rather drive down to Avenue A and search for parking for 30 minutes (and finally illegally park) to eat the delicious fare.

Here is my usual order when i order on menu- from most favorite to omg fantastic but not as amazing as my most favorite

bar: echigo beer
rice beer with explosive front end taste, and 0 aftertaste

appetizer: LE MIU TARTAR, white miso clam chowder cappuccino, le miu green salad,

post app/pre main: SOFT SHELL CRAB, tuna carpacchio, rock shrimp

main course/sushi: LOBSTER ROLL, le miu sushi (10 pieces of sushi)

dessert: PANNA COTTA, mont blanc, fondant
my recommendation is just order appetizers until you are full the first visit. while the sushi is super fresh and delicious, you'll realize that it is less fantastical than the other items because you've tried it before.

finally when you leave, realize how great you feel. you are full, but feel like you could eat four more orders of le miu tartar if only it wasnt $16 each.

TL

Pros: food is light and delicious

Cons: hard to find parking

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My friend and I went there and my friend wasn't feeling so well after the meal. All the manager cared about was to rush us out of the restaurant. At the end he threatened to call paramedics (in a hostile way) while my friend was in the bathroom. The place was completely empty and it wasn't as if we were disrupting business in any way and the manager did not care about what was happening to my friend and kept telling me about the "rule". Lose the manager!!! The food wasn't all that great for a Japanese restaurant and I would never go back. Get some integrity and humanity. This is not how a restaurant should be run if you want it to last. complete thumbs down

0
★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I went there and my friend wasn't feeling so well after the meal. All the manager cared about was to rush us out of the restaurant. At the end he threatened to call paramedics (in a hostile way) while my friend was in the bathroom. The place was completely empty and it wasn't as if we were disrupting business in any way and the manager did not care about what was happening to my friend and kept telling me about the "rule". Lose the manager!!! The food wasn't all that great for a Japanese restaurant and I would never go back. Get some integrity and humanity. This is not how a restaurant should be run if you want it to last. complete thumbs down

Cons: horrendous attitude and nothing special as such

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I lived around the corner from this place long before it opened, but never tried it out. Mostly because I am loyal to my sushi joint not too far away. Last week my girlfriend and I walked by and decided to give it a try since it is much more aesthetically pleasing than my regular sushi spot. We were greeted by very friendly servers and hosts. We tried their "New World Sushi" which, in a nut shell, is sushi paired with sauces made for that particular fish. Saying it was delicious is an understatement. The sushi was part of the tasting menu, which included a soup, appetizers, dessert. Everything was amazingly tasty and flavorful. I don't have the words to express how great everything was. Even the miso soup and ice cream was amazing. I highly recommend this place. I have no complaints except for the drunk guy sitting at a table near the sushi bar who was yelling "F*@%"!!" repeatedly.

2
★★★★☆

I lived around the corner from this place long before it opened, but never tried it out. Mostly because I am loyal to my sushi joint not too far away. Last week my girlfriend and I walked by and decided to give it a try since it is much more aesthetically pleasing than my regular sushi spot. We were greeted by very friendly servers and hosts. We tried their "New World Sushi" which, in a nut shell, is sushi paired with sauces made for that particular fish. Saying it was delicious is an understatement. The sushi was part of the tasting menu, which included a soup, appetizers, dessert. Everything was amazingly tasty and flavorful. I don't have the words to express how great everything was. Even the miso soup and ice cream was amazing. I highly recommend this place. I have no complaints except for the drunk guy sitting at a table near the sushi bar who was yelling "F*@%"!!" repeatedly.

Pros: Fresh Fish, tatsy combinations, friendly service

Cons: none

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i went there once but the service was excellent and the food was great. i didnt eat too much but the fish is freah and the kitchen dishes are delicious as well. i definitely plan to go back.

2
★★★★☆

i went there once but the service was excellent and the food was great. i didnt eat too much but the fish is freah and the kitchen dishes are delicious as well. i definitely plan to go back.

Pros: service, food

Cons: expensive

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Great combination of flavors and styles. Delicious food. Service was attentive but a little aloof. It honestly didn't matter because the cocktails and food were so great. I hope this place does well because it is a better quality sushi restaurant than most in the East Village

2
★★★★☆

Great combination of flavors and styles. Delicious food. Service was attentive but a little aloof. It honestly didn't matter because the cocktails and food were so great. I hope this place does well because it is a better quality sushi restaurant than most in the East Village

Pros: Food, Cocktails

Cons: TV in Bar, But Some May Like This

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This place really should be busier than it is. As much as I enjoy the low-key, attitude-free atmosphere, I think Le Miu deserves more recognition. It's obvious from the menu of drinks and food from the kitchen & the sushi bar that the chef really cares. Last week I had some live octopus sushi (a special) that was worlds apart from the tough slabs that are usually included in basic sushi platters. It's priced moderately for the quality, and the food has been consistent over multiple visits. I'm not saying it's the best sushi in the city, but you'd be paying a lot (lot!) more for that. It's pleasant and consistent with delicious, not obscenely expensive food--my go-to sushi joint.

2
★★★★☆

This place really should be busier than it is. As much as I enjoy the low-key, attitude-free atmosphere, I think Le Miu deserves more recognition. It's obvious from the menu of drinks and food from the kitchen & the sushi bar that the chef really cares. Last week I had some live octopus sushi (a special) that was worlds apart from the tough slabs that are usually included in basic sushi platters. It's priced moderately for the quality, and the food has been consistent over multiple visits. I'm not saying it's the best sushi in the city, but you'd be paying a lot (lot!) more for that. It's pleasant and consistent with delicious, not obscenely expensive food--my go-to sushi joint.

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It is what it is,.. a mellow space with inventive good quality sushi. The sushi chefs have a likable vibe, we were with a large group and shared the tasting menus. The tastes are rounder, more French-like fusion than Peruvian like Nobu. It doesn't put it out of the park, but you're solidly on second base.

2
★★★★☆

It is what it is,.. a mellow space with inventive good quality sushi. The sushi chefs have a likable vibe, we were with a large group and shared the tasting menus. The tastes are rounder, more French-like fusion than Peruvian like Nobu. It doesn't put it out of the park, but you're solidly on second base.

Pros: nice space

Cons: flavors could be bolder

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Let me put it this way to you, if I could, I would go there every week to make sure this amazing place stays where it is and not disappear like so many other favorite places in NYC. I can't say enough good things about the food, the service, the sake, the decor, you only have to go to experience it yourself. The chef is a true master!

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★★★★★

Let me put it this way to you, if I could, I would go there every week to make sure this amazing place stays where it is and not disappear like so many other favorite places in NYC. I can't say enough good things about the food, the service, the sake, the decor, you only have to go to experience it yourself. The chef is a true master!

Pros: Food is creative and absolutely delicious

Cons: none

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Don't be fooled - this is no Nobu! They don't have the freshest fish. They certainly don't have even decent service.

I live a few blocks away and I was really excited to try out Le Miu after seeing the awards and reading the reviews - I can't tell you how disappointed I was. I consider myself very well educated on Japanese cuisine after spending time there and having eaten at some of the best and worst Japanese restaurants in NYC.

This place is not good. The sushi was badly rolled, the fish was just okay, the service was terrible (they forgot our drinks, and didn't come back for 20 minutes on an empty night - I had to flag a busboy), the decor is blah, yet the prices are high (as are the people who think this place is good).

I tried 3 different small plates, 4 different rolls, and a handful of sashimi, of them, one of the small plates was good. After spending nearly $150, I left the place, hungry, underwhelmed and wishing I had just gone to Nobu Next Door it would have been about the same price but much better.

Don't believe the hype.

0
★☆☆☆☆

Don't be fooled - this is no Nobu! They don't have the freshest fish. They certainly don't have even decent service.

I live a few blocks away and I was really excited to try out Le Miu after seeing the awards and reading the reviews - I can't tell you how disappointed I was. I consider myself very well educated on Japanese cuisine after spending time there and having eaten at some of the best and worst Japanese restaurants in NYC.

This place is not good. The sushi was badly rolled, the fish was just okay, the service was terrible (they forgot our drinks, and didn't come back for 20 minutes on an empty night - I had to flag a busboy), the decor is blah, yet the prices are high (as are the people who think this place is good).

I tried 3 different small plates, 4 different rolls, and a handful of sashimi, of them, one of the small plates was good. After spending nearly $150, I left the place, hungry, underwhelmed and wishing I had just gone to Nobu Next Door it would have been about the same price but much better.

Don't believe the hype.

Pros: 3 blocks from my apartment

Cons: Mediocre fish, bad service, bland decor, overpriced

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Most of us LOVE sushi, and want to know where to find the BEST, and yet still be reasonably priced...
Well, this is the place for you! The fish here is very fresh. The staff is fun and attentive. The chef is extremely good at what he does...
For a sushi place, the hot food is really good too!
i have eaten here 5 times already, and haven't been disapointed even once!!!
If this place was in midtown, it would be packed every night. The fact that its on aveue A gives the rest of us a chance to enjoy top notch food for half the price.
Eventually, it will be very hard to walk in without a reservation. So, come check out this wonderful restaurant while its still below the radar... you wont be disapointed!!!

2
★★★★★

Most of us LOVE sushi, and want to know where to find the BEST, and yet still be reasonably priced...
Well, this is the place for you! The fish here is very fresh. The staff is fun and attentive. The chef is extremely good at what he does...
For a sushi place, the hot food is really good too!
i have eaten here 5 times already, and haven't been disapointed even once!!!
If this place was in midtown, it would be packed every night. The fact that its on aveue A gives the rest of us a chance to enjoy top notch food for half the price.
Eventually, it will be very hard to walk in without a reservation. So, come check out this wonderful restaurant while its still below the radar... you wont be disapointed!!!

Pros: Very fresh fish and a creative menu to match!

Cons: Out of place a bit, but well worth the efforts if you make it...

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Go for the tasting menu. High-quality fish and beautiful presentation. Loved the tuna tartare!

The decor overall is a little confusing. They need to work on improving the lighting and separating the casual, front bar area with the tv set from the more romantic dining area towards the middle and back. (The tv and weird lighting were really distracting from the overall great meal experience.)

The chef-owner (who used to work at Nobu, I heard) and his assistant at the sushi bar were very nice and friendly. No reason this place shoud not have more business!

2
★★★★☆

Go for the tasting menu. High-quality fish and beautiful presentation. Loved the tuna tartare!

The decor overall is a little confusing. They need to work on improving the lighting and separating the casual, front bar area with the tv set from the more romantic dining area towards the middle and back. (The tv and weird lighting were really distracting from the overall great meal experience.)

The chef-owner (who used to work at Nobu, I heard) and his assistant at the sushi bar were very nice and friendly. No reason this place shoud not have more business!

Pros: friendly chefs, high-quality food, beautiful presentation

Cons: confused ambience (weird lighting, front tv too distracting), improve music

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The strong suit of this place is the decor, alas we was seated and served by some guy who looked like he was out of a seedy 70's porn movie and everything went downhill after. Make sure you eat a burger or something before you go, coz although the food is fresh, the portions are extremely small, more fitted for the anorexic than for anyone who has a regular appetite. The service is slow and rushed (Le Miu somehow managed to juxtapose the 2 service no-nos beautifully). A desperate Sex and The City chic wanna-be, with the price to match, but ultimately not worth the money.

1
★★★☆☆

The strong suit of this place is the decor, alas we was seated and served by some guy who looked like he was out of a seedy 70's porn movie and everything went downhill after. Make sure you eat a burger or something before you go, coz although the food is fresh, the portions are extremely small, more fitted for the anorexic than for anyone who has a regular appetite. The service is slow and rushed (Le Miu somehow managed to juxtapose the 2 service no-nos beautifully). A desperate Sex and The City chic wanna-be, with the price to match, but ultimately not worth the money.

Pros: Food, Ambience, No Wait

Cons: Service, Small portion, Expensive

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Since when is asking whether one has a reservation a problem? And since when are we not allowed to eat in a restaurant in the east village that doesnt have grafitti on the walls? Quite frankly my fiance and I really enjoyed it. The food had a somewhat elevated price tag but but fair considering the Nobu origin - The cocktails highly recommended including the spide and lobster roll - we were well plated and did not encounter any arragance from the staff - maybe the other student reviewers are used to cafeteria service.

2
★★★★☆

Since when is asking whether one has a reservation a problem? And since when are we not allowed to eat in a restaurant in the east village that doesnt have grafitti on the walls? Quite frankly my fiance and I really enjoyed it. The food had a somewhat elevated price tag but but fair considering the Nobu origin - The cocktails highly recommended including the spide and lobster roll - we were well plated and did not encounter any arragance from the staff - maybe the other student reviewers are used to cafeteria service.

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The negative reviews are so predictable. Just because a place is in the East Village, doesn't mean it has to be cheap or easily reserved. The managers aren't snobby for wanting reservations -- it's a new restaurant and they're trying to manage the flow of diners. The manager is actually extremely nice and accomodating; and vested in the experience there. The food absolutely warrants a higher pricetag. It's as creative and well prepared as any i've had in the city recently -- both hot and raw dishes.

2
★★★★★

The negative reviews are so predictable. Just because a place is in the East Village, doesn't mean it has to be cheap or easily reserved. The managers aren't snobby for wanting reservations -- it's a new restaurant and they're trying to manage the flow of diners. The manager is actually extremely nice and accomodating; and vested in the experience there. The food absolutely warrants a higher pricetag. It's as creative and well prepared as any i've had in the city recently -- both hot and raw dishes.

Pros: delicious food, creativity, friendly management

Cons: room decor, waitstaff spotty

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This restaurant is wonderful. I went there a few days ago with some friends and we had a great time. Everything we ordered was amazing. The freshest fish....it just melted in my mouth. All the specials were just as good, my friend ordered the fried oysters and said they were great as was the tuna carpaccio salad special! I think this restaurant is a great deal. Le Miu is the place to go for wonderful sushi, good service, nice atmosphere and food that tastes great!

2
★★★★☆

This restaurant is wonderful. I went there a few days ago with some friends and we had a great time. Everything we ordered was amazing. The freshest fish....it just melted in my mouth. All the specials were just as good, my friend ordered the fried oysters and said they were great as was the tuna carpaccio salad special! I think this restaurant is a great deal. Le Miu is the place to go for wonderful sushi, good service, nice atmosphere and food that tastes great!

Pros: nice ambiance, friendly staff

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What is Le Miu doing in the East Village? I find the attitude of the managers to be appallingly superior, and the food below average, at sky-high prices. My sushi was entirely unmemorable, and the management treated me as if I were second-class. There is so much good food at good value in the East Village - I can't imagine how Le Miu will survive for long.

0
★☆☆☆☆

What is Le Miu doing in the East Village? I find the attitude of the managers to be appallingly superior, and the food below average, at sky-high prices. My sushi was entirely unmemorable, and the management treated me as if I were second-class. There is so much good food at good value in the East Village - I can't imagine how Le Miu will survive for long.

Pros: location, not crowded

Cons: management, price, food quality

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people behind nobu, megu and others. 70 seat sushi parlor

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★★★★☆

people behind nobu, megu and others. 70 seat sushi parlor

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First impression: way too snobby for EV. The bartender asked if we had a reservation (no) and then implied that it'd be impossible to get seated without one despite the fact that it was only about 4/5 full. Then he retracted by saying "well, tables for 2 are easy to come by." End result -- we sat at the sushi bar, which was actually entertaining because the sushi chefs rule the roost here and take great pride in their work. They are the only reason why I'd give this place another try. The $45 prix fixe is a good value if you want to try a little bit of everything. The food was extremely creative and beautifully presented. The host was also a bit arrogant, but was kind enough to apologize and discount our check for an operational glitch that had people waiting almost half an hour for their food.

2
★★★★☆

First impression: way too snobby for EV. The bartender asked if we had a reservation (no) and then implied that it'd be impossible to get seated without one despite the fact that it was only about 4/5 full. Then he retracted by saying "well, tables for 2 are easy to come by." End result -- we sat at the sushi bar, which was actually entertaining because the sushi chefs rule the roost here and take great pride in their work. They are the only reason why I'd give this place another try. The $45 prix fixe is a good value if you want to try a little bit of everything. The food was extremely creative and beautifully presented. The host was also a bit arrogant, but was kind enough to apologize and discount our check for an operational glitch that had people waiting almost half an hour for their food.

Pros: Great sushi, Creative menu, Beautiful decor

Cons: Spotty service, Snobby

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Great sushi, great atmosphere, great staff. This new East Village Japanese restaurant has all the key components. The food is amazing, presentation extremely artful. Favorite dishes include: Seafood Salad, Tuna Tartare, Osaka style sushi with salmon, sundried tomato and mozzerella, "the rock" shrimp rool, spider roll, and black angus steak with sesame sauce. The also have a great bar with delicious cocktails, sake, and wine. The icing on the cake is the decor, which includes fantastic lighting, terrific music, and plasma screen tv's which play a fun variety of films to entertain you while you sip on sake and snack on sushi. I totally recommend this place for a night out on Avenue A!

2
★★★★★

Great sushi, great atmosphere, great staff. This new East Village Japanese restaurant has all the key components. The food is amazing, presentation extremely artful. Favorite dishes include: Seafood Salad, Tuna Tartare, Osaka style sushi with salmon, sundried tomato and mozzerella, "the rock" shrimp rool, spider roll, and black angus steak with sesame sauce. The also have a great bar with delicious cocktails, sake, and wine. The icing on the cake is the decor, which includes fantastic lighting, terrific music, and plasma screen tv's which play a fun variety of films to entertain you while you sip on sake and snack on sushi. I totally recommend this place for a night out on Avenue A!

 

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