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“Best sushi for the money in the Valley”

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Sushi YA Go-Go El Jebel
Ranked #24 of 57 Restaurants in Carbondale
Cuisines: Japanese
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Reviewed 9 April 2015

We always eat here when in town. The best sushi for the money anywhere in the Valley. We normally order take out, but if you can get a seat it is a good atmosphere and has a local vibe. Talk to locals and this is where they go.

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Thank Ajflyfish
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Reviewed 3 March 2015 via mobile

I love this place! The food is great and reasonably priced (for sushi). There is a real small-town feel where everyone is treated like one of the "regulars".

Thank Lynne U
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Reviewed 14 January 2015

Sushi-ya gross-gross. Holy cow, this was some pretty bad Japanese food. Sushi was bad down to the rice. Sashimi slices were about the smallest I've ever seen. Rolls were bland and were small. The best thing I could say about the tempura was that it was fried. Cutting corners was blatantly obvious: pot stickers were deep fried (easy) instead of pan steamed then pan fried (that's why they're called pot stickers) and sashimi was plated on shredded cabbage and garnished with a piece of lettuce (cheap and tasteless) instead of shredded daikon and perilla leaf (traditional and nicely complements fish). If his sensei saw this cabbage-plating I'm sure the sensei would cry or slap him upside the head. Portions were minuscule but the tab was not. The owner chef was quite unfriendly. It was freezing in there too. The dishware was mostly the cheapest of the cheap melamine and the soup was served in porcelain bowls (ironically, in Japan they use melamine imitating lacquerware for soup) - I usually don't notice down to this level of detail but this demonstrates how little pride the chef has in his work. Being from Japan this makes my blood boil. Is there a way to give a negative number of stars?

To be fair, the waitress was nice and as attentive as she could be despite being severely understaffed.

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Thank grumpyGrumpy
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

Fresh, delicious sushi creations right before your eyes by talented Japanese chef and owner, Hide Tsuzuki. The best sushi in the valley, and the best kept secret. I can't imagine the thrill that Food Network would experience if they discovered this tiny gem! Go on Friday nights when exceptional server Shannon is working the entire floor and bar with grace and a beautiful smile.

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1  Thank emilygood
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Reviewed 14 December 2013

The sushi is incredibly good. Always check the fresh board on the wall. The scallops are the best on the planet. His carpaccio is awesome. Atmosphere is fun. He always has something new and surprising. He used to be in Aspen, now he graces the down valley.

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1  Thank Folk45
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