Asuka Sushi
Asuka Sushi

Asuka Sushi

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.asukasushi23.com/
  • Phone: (212) 727-0888
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 11:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 4:00pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Thai, Japanese, Asian
  • Executive Chef: Mr Cao
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Entertainment: Jazz Band, Flair Bartending

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 8 Ave
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: C.E. subway at 23 street
A word from Asuka Sushi
Known as one of the premier sushi caterers in New York City. #1Asuka Sushi has an established national reputation for exceptional food, creativity, and presentation combined with outstanding service. We guarantee fresh and quality ingredients for healthy and tasty food.
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Asuka Sushi reviews from OpenTable diners
34 reviews since July 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.9
    Noise LevelEnergetic
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (11)good for groups (10)hot spot (9)fit for foodies (6)great for lunch (6)romantic (4)late-night find (4)vibrant bar scene (2)special occasion (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great experience
    Panthersouth
    Dined on 11/12/2014
    If you like really great sushi, Asuka is fantastic option in Chelsea. A great selection of beer, mixed drinks, and all types of sushi combinations. Overall, a great dining experience at a fairly reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi at a fair price
    EricVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    The sushi at Asuka is always fresh and prepared to the expectations you would have of a restaurant in Chelsea. It outclasses some "fancier" places in Manhattan but manages to be affordable. Always love going here with friends. Just be prepared though for the place being noisy.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Night Sushi
    JannVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Good fresh sushi. Although, this time, the tuna lacked flavor. Busy place.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fair quality
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    The food was just ok, the ambience is slightly better than the quality of the food. However, they do try in terms of service.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great sushi place
    maddocc
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    This Japanese restaurant had very good sushi and the fish was fresh. The happy hour is a great deal as well with 2 for 1 cocktails, beers. The service is friendly and just the right amount of attentiveness. Even though we went at a prime time on Friday night we never felt rushed to leave.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good overall
    Azur
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    Good sushi with very fresh fish and a very good service
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fredh fish and good menu
    Amelie
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Very good maki and sushi, the fish was very fresh. I would definitely recommend the maki special shrimp coconut avocado. The restaurant is clean and service is very fast but it was really loud! Also you can seat in the sushi bar and look at the chef to see how they do sushi and maki.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • neighborhood sushi
    tinad
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    This is a great go-to-sushi restaurant. Never disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Another favorite...
    NicSinVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    This was me and my boyfriend's first time eating at Asuka and it immediately made our list a favorites. We loved it. The food and service was great! Of course we were assigned a waitress but the entire staff will assist you if you need it, there was no "I'm not your waitress attitude." All of the members were pleasant and helpful. The food was fabulous. We wanted something different, other than the usual rolls you find, and their coconut specialty roll is to die for. Fresh fodo, great service and very nice ambiance. I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    Good but not great. A solid 3.5 stars. Good deal for a mid-week dinner, which is exactly what we had.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Saturday Night Sushi
    JannVIP
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    9:30pm-The place was packed-we waited about 20 minutes to be seated. Started off with flavorful miso soup. Jumbo Sushi nicely presented, excellent quality fish but the rice seemed preformed as it was a bit stiff and no longer warm. We really liked our sake choice of extra dry Junmai
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi Gem
    Wrd2bgbrd
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Great neighborhood. Love the variety of sushi. Had happy hour on a Sunday at 9pm! Service is super attentive and warm. My favorite sushi place this far.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bang for ur buck
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    For the ambiance it's definitely very affordable, however the food was slightly disappointing The restaurant claims to be Japanese, but 80% of the food ranging from the chicken to the udon that I ordered tastes like Chinese. It's all very odd. I really had higher expectation but heck, I didn't know any better. I will probably try something else next time but it wasn't horrendous. I think the salmon skin salad is good and the portion is definitely enough, but just fell short of expectation. So the conclusion is that it's not authentic Japanese food, but definitely ok if you just want Asian fusion food with strong Japanese accents.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good selection, well made
    EatAndRun
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    I had the veggie sushi combo and my friend had salmon teriyaki - both excellence. The one oddity about this restaurant is its salad bar. Rather than a traditional bean sprout salad before the meal, they have a make-your-own bar. The only vaguely Asian item is the (tasty!) sesame dressing. Otherwise it's beets, peppers, broccoli, etc. - the usual suspets.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food. nice service
    tad1232000VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Good sushi and fun waitstaff. A bit loud at times but fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.1
    • Food4.2
    • Ambiance4.1
    • Service4.3
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 53 reviews are from the Asuka Sushi reviews archive.
  • Creative rolls
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 7/15/2014
    Amazing and creative specially rolls, fresh sashimi and great buy 1 get 1 drink specials for happy hour!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • It was fine.
    EmilyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Not special. Not bad. Fine. If you're in the neighborhood, seems like a reliable place to grab lunch.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • EVfoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Cute little place with incredibly affordable, tasty sushi. Great for a quick dinner with friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Top notch good and service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    My husband found this place through recommendations online. Those are hit and or miss and this was definitely a hit. The sushi was fresh and delicious. Not overly roved and full of flavour. The ramen was full of the most flavourful juicy tender chicken, you know how so often the chicken is over cooked and dry in these places? Not here! The service was also amazing, everyone was on the same page and worked as a team. We will be going back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful meal
    LowSaltReqd
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This dinner was excellent throughout. We arrived 15 minutes early but still got seated immediately. Service was excellent and very attentive. Sushi and all courses were delicious and very appealing to look at and tasty. We would highly recommend.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious
    Storkholm
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    YUM YUM YUM! Coconut shrimp roll is the way to go!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great sushi
    New2NYC
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    Best sushi I have had in NYC and it's not overpriced. I will definitely be returning.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fresh!
    Penelope
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    Asuka Sushi has the freshest tastiest sushi. They are always polite and helpful and I have never had a meal I didn't love. I always take out food. This was the first time I ate in the restaurant, at the sushi bar with a friend. She is a long time sushi eater and she too loved it. Although we ordered other drinks, they do have a half off on certain drinks. Overall, 4 stars.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing food amazing service
    araaidan
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Im a huge sushi fan and this by far was the best sushi I've ever had
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi (But That Means Crowds)
    Saw1444VIP
    Dined on 4/8/2014
    Just be aware of the crowds. That said, the sushi is worth it. Outstanding selection and enormous portions. I'll be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this Place...
    CKSSVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    So glad to have stumbled upon this place one Saturday night before Gotham Comedy Show up the block. Sushi was outstanding and very inexpensive. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious and fun
    Foodielove
    Dined on 2/16/2014
    This is probably one of my favorite sushi places in NYC. The food is always on point and fresh. Pretty much any roll that you get will be delicious. The heart throb and dancing salmon are some of my favorites.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • one of my favorites
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    happy hour buy one get one till 9pm? sign me up! what makes this even better is that the food is really good. yummy sushi, fun apps and the best service - super friendly and accommodating. the waitress recognized me from the last time i was there and somehow remembered most of what my group ordered. love asuka!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Sushi
    JeffVIP
    Dined on 1/31/2014
    This was easily one of the best Sushi restaurants I've eaten at. My friend and I shared the chef's sushi and the chef's sashimi platters and both were amazing. Everything was fresh, and it wasn't just the usual pieces of tuna and salmon. All of the wait staff were knowledgable and attentive. On Friday evening there were two for one beers which was a plus. When we arrived around 7:30 it was just starting to fill up; when we left 90 minutes later it had gotten very crowded and a bit noisy. The noise wasn't overwhelming but it was by no means quiet. If you're looking for a quiet conversation or a romantic dinner this probably isn't the place to come on a weekend but the food and the service were top notch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • High quality: Low price
    ShoresCouple
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    Great sushi for a great price. We reserved a table for lunch, though upon arriving, saw it was perhaps not necessary.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Better for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    We often go here for lunch. The service is good and the value is excellent. The sushi always tastes fresh. However, this last time we went for Saturday night dinner to celebrate my birthday. It was over crowded with people waiting to be seated hanging over our table. The noise was deafening. I might as well have been eating by myself because I couldn't hear even the person sitting next to me. The food was still good; the portions were quite large. A week night dinner is probably better.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • excellent sushi meal
    Lookat
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Very good food, highly competitive price for the location but no compromise with quality Ambience is nice, kind of metro atmosphere, no big surprises in the menu which is very traditional Service is very fast, waiters were nice Definitely a place to put on the map
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sushi with Flair
    TrixieDarlingVIP
    Dined on 12/30/2013
    Beautifully presented sushi, very reasonable prices and a happy hour menu to please should place this little restaurant at to top of your list for an after work gathering. I enjoyed the house special soup which was a large portion of soup filled with lots of fish. Really yummy. We also has the 2 for 1 happy hour cocktail special which was a citron/raspberry/gin mix - very enjoyable and worked well with fish. I ordered a small selection of sashimi which was well presented on ice and fresh. Interestingly, this restaurant has a salad bar from which you can make your own preparation of salad. The menu is quite extensive - mostly sushi, not so many cooked dishes. Servers were great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the greatest Japanese
    EllemayVIP
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Not the greatest Japanese food but a lively place especially on the weekend. Large menu for all tastes Japanese including many choices of saki.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Sushi! Great Drinks!
    FGolden
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    The sushi was among the best we have tasted anywhere. Some of the rolls were quite unique as was their drink menu. Our waiter was friendly, very helpful, and provided great service. Fantastic Happy Hour.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4 stars
    Ladida
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    I liked Asuka Sushi -- the wait staff was friendly and attentive, the portions were hearty and delicious. I would definitely go again!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • They have up my table when
    Annie
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    They have up my table when I did not answer my phone to confirm the reservation 30 minutes prior to arrival.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Sushi for Three on 23
    ChinaDoll
    Dined on 10/8/2013
    We were meeting in Chelsea and the review for Asuka Sushi popped up. There was plenty of food which was well-prepared. Specialty cocktails were a hit!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Happy Hour prices for Saturday
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    Happy Hour prices for Saturday night dinner! Whoohoo! Pretty good sushi at a decent price. We'll definitely be back.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food
    rudyvVIP
    Dined on 7/2/2013
    Went with a group of 5 and we enjoyed everything. For someone who doesn't like raw fish, the veggie roll options are very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.