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15 East Restaurant
15 East Restaurant

15 East Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.15eastrestaurant.com
  • Phone: (212) 647-0015
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 2:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 6:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Masato Shimizu
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: Our full service catering offers both sushi and custom created dishes for all types of gatherings. Your dinner party can be an intimate gathering or a grand gala. Whether you are planning to entertain just two or one hundred and two guests, we will assist you in designing a menu that best suits any occasion.For all catering inquiries, please contact Jo-Ann Makovitzky at 212-647-1515.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 5th Avenue
  • Public Transit: L, N, Q, R, W, 4, 5 & 6 trains to Union Square - 14th Street and F & V trains to 6th Avenue.
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a Central Parking Garage located next door in addition to street parking.
A word from 15 East Restaurant
With the successful move of Tocqueville, owners Marco Moreira and Jo-Ann Makovitzky set about re-inventing the restaurant's original space with the help of acclaimed architect Richard Bloch. Reborn as 15 East, the restaurant serves contemporary Japanese cuisine and traditional sushi in an elegant, comfortable setting. Online reservations are for the dining room only. For reservations at the sushi bar please call the restaurant directly.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "From outside never know this is a Japanese restaurant, Continental chic. Inside, Foodies at Sushi Bar. Warm browns. Nice dining room. Maybe twenty tables, spaced apart. Asian staff is top-notch. Occidental staff condescending. Complicated menu. Waiter intent on guiding us to expensive chef's tasting menu than answering questions. Wine list--primarily sakes and Japanese Scotches-- hard to decipher. Simplest solution:sushi and rolls by piece.Saved a fortune.With cocktails the bill was just New York expensive. What we ordered was superb. Among the best sushi/sashimi. Served visually appetizing. Would I go back? Yes, absolutely.Would love waiter be more helpful in assisting so I can explore obviously brilliant chefs."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "15 East is one of our favorite restaurants in the City. In large part that's due to the staff who are friendly and, amazingly, come from other, fave restaurants. One of the hostesses we recognized as having been at Omen, on Thompson St, for years. A waiter was someone we knew from Masa. And then there's Roger, the sommelier, who worked with the Waltuck's at Chantarelle for years. Roger has been a "Best" sommelier of the year more than once with mags like Wine Spectator, etc. All in all, eating there has been a bit like a reunion. Then there's the food. The sashimi are delicate delicacies...absolutely among the best in Manhattan and among the best anywhere. The sake list is superb. The ambience is typical two or three star..."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "I have been here before and loved it. But when I brought my friend back, 15 East didn't have the live Uni and they took the abalone and uni risotto off the menu. When I asked the waiter, he wasn't particularly nice about it either. This place is only worth going to because of the live Uni and the abalone and uni risotto. I tried different things but they failed to impress."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Im currently pregnant (5months) so i didn't get to try much variety of sushi when i was dining at 15east... My main meal was the Smoked Cherry wood duck & i also had 2 of their Cooked Sushi Nidako (slow poached Octopus) which is excellent very soft not gummy, perfectly seasoned & the King Crab Sushi is very tasty... the rice melted in my mouth... it might look like a smaller portion of sushi... but the point is to get to taste as many variety of fish... by the end of the night u will feel full... my sister & my friend ordered omakase & a la carte... they were beyond happy with their fish selection..."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "went here with my wife for our anniversary and each got the tasting menu. it was unreal. best japanese food i've had since living in japan. would recommend for a special occasion when you want a serious dining experience."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My boyfriend and I had an Amazing meal at 15 East. Great service, great food and great wine. The vibe was nice too. Although rather pricy I would definitely recommend this! Don't miss the tartare (starter) and the Tuna flight (main course) - delicious!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The food and the service are good, but the price leaves you feeling like you've been taken for a ride. In my opinion, $400 is simply too much to pay for a meal, and I live in Paris, which is famous for its expensive dining. No amount of chit-chat about cooking octopus at 140 degrees for tenderness and the availability of obscure and rare seafood can compensate for what is fundamentally a dining experience that offers very poor value."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "The cheapest saki is like 85 per bottle. We waited to have our glasses filled for over 10 minutes. Bill was more than 500 for 2 people and we were not even full. The restaurant is too expensive for what it is"
    Dined on 6/16/2014
  • "I was very excited to try this restaurant but left without the desire to return. The selection of fish was top notch as expected.. no escolar and tilapia here! The portions were super small for the price without the atmosphere being worth the extra expense. I prefer other competitors in NYC and left disenchanted. Service was excellent and staff was knowledgeable... but I prefer my authentic sushi fix elsewhere. "
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "Go here if you want great sushi , sashimi, and udon. The entrees are very small. The sommelier pick out 2 sakes, both delicious. Desserts are extraordinary. At the end of a 3 hour enjoyable dinner, I stood up from my meal satisfied, not stuffed. Bill for 4 , with 2 bottles of sake was more than $1,000."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Sushi flyer for this gem! Their pedigree is established as they have trained other chefs/staff to morhp into other other great restaurants (Nakazawa and Jojo)."
    Dined on 5/29/2014
  • "Delicious, beautiful presentation, great service, serene. Try the 7 course dinner, memorable experience"
    Dined on 5/24/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal here as always. 15 East is one of our favorite restaurants in NYC. Some of the best sushi in NYC. The staff is incredibly thoughtful. The atmosphere is very romantic and refined, but without being stuffy. Highly recommend the tasting as a way to sample the splendid sushi and sashimi along with the kitchen entrees. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Food is average and not worth the money they ask for it..."
    Dined on 5/14/2014
  • "Mangiare buonissimo molto delicato il tonno tutto il pesce fresco e delicato"
    Dined on 5/8/2014
  • "If you have never been to a top notch sushi restaurant you will discover a new and different level of sushi. We also had the scallops and loved them so much we had another order. I rarely rave about a restaurant but this was one of my greatest dining experiences. It is also a gorgeous restaurant with wonderful subtle lighting."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • "15 East is great for sushi lovers, but only if you are willing to spend $100 per person for lunch. We did the sushi omakase and the sashimi omakase, and at almost $40 each, the portions of fish were disappointingly tiny. After eating at other high-end casual sushi establishments (sushi of gari, nobu), I am positive that I spent more money at 15 East and left hungrier from this spot. The fatty tuna, scallop, and king salmon were of the utmost quality, but I just couldn't justify the price when I could get similar quality fish that would actually satisfy my appetite. Service and atmosphere were perfect, but unless someone else is paying and I can order multiple lunch courses, I won't return here."
    Dined on 5/6/2014
  • " Really good, but soooooooo expensive. The portions are very small so you end up with a check above 350 dollars for two ! "
    Dined on 4/30/2014
  • "A small, intimate space with excellent service! We ordered the Smoked Kurobuta appetizer which was tasty, but the Ten Piece Sushi Omakase was absolutely sublime! You can customize the pieces with your own preferences and ours came with a special sushi featuring shiso-wrapped clam - scrumptious! This restaurant will be on our short list of places to dine in the future! "
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "If you are sushi/sashimi eaters, don't order their chef's tasting menu. They got good variety of fish."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Great quality of food just can't get enough of it . Must visit for the neighbourhood "
    Dined on 4/25/2014
  • "I'm sure the sushi was good but portion size and cost would indicate it is unbelievable. The wine list was mediocre. On the plus side the room was very intimate and the evening was enjoyable. "
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "Great venue for lunch, excellent food and atmosphere."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "The restaurant is very very noisy (me and my wife could barely listen to each other) and this made us quite nervous. The quality of food is overall good but the quantity of food is so tiny to be ridiculous compared to the price of each dish."
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Best sushi in town. Food is imaginative and wonderfully presented. Staff are warm and helpful. Great Saki list. Tab is up there."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I had lunch at 15 East and it was outstanding. The Otoro was as good as any that I've had in Tokyo. The chef is very meticulous and treats his food like an art form. Every bite was so good, I came back for dinner on the same day. Staff was very attentive. This restaurant has got to be in the Top 5 for NYC."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "I went here with my boyfriend on our holiday to New York. It is quite pricey but it's a Michelin star restaurant so this was expected. We had sushi to start which was delicious, followed by black cod which was also amazing and tempura prawns which my boyfriend enoyed but I found a little tasteless. The staff were very attentive and one of the waiters was very friendly and chatted to us for a while. My only complaint was that it was cold and raining outside and inside the restaurant was freezing! So wrap up! Overall a lovely place if you are looking for something romantic and with a quiet feel."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Had a reservation for Saturday night, and after having recently made the rounds at the top Sushi places in the city, found 15 East to be a very good option, with good fish, average rice, and what was hopefully an off night for service. Omakase was generally excellent, although mackerel and shrimp were very average. The rice here is served quite cold, although we ended the meal with some fresh unit which was fantastic. Finally the service was a bit disappointing as it took awhile to get our orders in and we were left sitting for 15 minutes after the table was cleared before someone stopped by again"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We went there for my birthday and enjoyed the omakase Sashimi very much. The crown was the sea urvhin from California, it's presentation and freshness. Best sea urvhin ever. Soba noodles are freshly made everyday, they were deliscious too. Great tranquil atmosphere. We saw some dishes that were brought to other tables and they looke fabulous."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This place has fantastic Sushi, but with a bit of a twist, e.g. marinated with lemon, smoked etc. Just fantastic. The waitstaff is very attentive and helpful. I also liked the interior of the restaurant."
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "The tasting menu was nice, but I enjoyed the omakase. Also the dessert was great."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Perfect way to spend a romantic evening! The sushi selection was wonderful for omakase and I will definitely go again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "The portion sizes were so small that we left there starving and considering that the bill was over $300 for 3 people and we didn't even have a drink I find it hard to recommend this place."
    Dined on 3/19/2014
  • "Our first visit to 15 East was transcendent. The sushi and sashimi were the most beautifully prepared and freshest we have ever experienced. The service is professional and gracious, and the general ambiance is calm and the space tastefully decorated. No it is not inexpensive, but you get what you pay for, no question. Very highly recommended!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Super expensive, incredibly delicious, but even after a $300 lunch I was still hungry - and I had 3 lunch dishes by myself! SMALL portions. Worth every penny - Sushi excellent, fantastic duck. Service very good if a bit overwhelming at times - let me eat and go easy on all the advice."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "I've tried their Omakase sushi and kitchen prepared dishes. Their sushi was fantastic. I can't say the same about their kitchen prepared dishes. The pork belly and black cod were good but not impressive. I thought the cod was a bit fishy. The uni risotto was great except some of the risotto wasn't even cooked enough. Mineoka dessert was good. I didn't care for the brown sugar sauce but my boyfriend loved it."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Ridiculous. Pretentious. Insanely expensive. My local sushi place is better Went home hungry!"
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "The lunch was perfect in all aspects...service, food, ambiance."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "One of the best Japanese restaurants in NYC with amazing service."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Everything was outstanding from the food to the ambience. 15East is great for a romantic dinner or a group. Highly recommend, though be prepared as it is pricey."
    Dined on 3/5/2014