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Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.blueribbonrestaurants.com/rests_sushi_i
  • Phone: (212) 466-0404
  • Hours of Operation: Breakfast: Monday - Friday: 7:00am - 12:00pm;

    Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm;

    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 12:00am - 5:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday: 5:00pm - 12:00am,

    Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 2:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Japanese, Sushi, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Bruce & Eric Bromberg
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

Getting there

  • Cross Street: East Houston & Stanton
  • Public Transit: F Train - Second Avenue Stop (Allen Street Exit)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: There is a lot of street parking surrounding Blue RIbbon Sushi Izakaya on both Orchard and Allen Streets between E Houston and Rivington Street. There is a Delancey & Essex Municiple Parking Garage: 107 Essex Street (between Delancey St & Rivington St) Manhattan, NY 10002
A word from Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya
Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya is the newest restaurant created by Chefs Bruce and Eric Bromberg and their partner Toshi Ueki. Located on the bustling Lower East Side, Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya offers an eclectic menu, including a sushi bar with fresh fish flown in daily from Japan, award-winning Fried Chicken, Japanese small plates, and innovative entrees. Offering a full bar and extensive wine and sake list, Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya brings the party for the Late-Night crowd. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Sat up sushi bar by myself and enjoy every bite that the sushi chef prepared for me."
    Dined on 7/7/2014
  • "what a disappointment...came for the BLUE RIBBON name and the "sushi'...instead found ourselves in an over-sized bar with the dance music kicked up to 110 decibels. even the waiter had to yell to be heard. he offered to turn it down but it went back up after five minutes. unnerving . had 3 -4 soused group parties going on so yelling seemed to be the norm. as for the food, sushi was of take out supermarket variety - rice was dry and with several rolls scattered over the plate ( not adhering to the rolls). squid ink rice was dry and tasteless. tea watered down. we were a party of 5 , spent about $70 a head. big mistake, if you are looking for sushi stick to their original blue ribbon sushi resto."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Best service, great sake options, delicious rolls. My boyfriend and I just loved it. If you go there I hope you're lucky and have Raymond as your waiter!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "The simplicity of the dishes coupled with the novelty and freshness of their contents was a real treat. The service could be faster and more efficient. The noise level lower with less raucous music during dining hours. But the food makes up for it all. An amazing encore was found in the warm gingerbread pudding with vanilla ice cream. The sake and beer assortment was well appreciated."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Found this place when looking for sushi places in this area. Food was very good- to excellent. Service was great. Expansive Sake selection. High quality sushi."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "expensive for average quality food/fish....even for NY. Nice scene. $20 for one piece of 'special' tuna...should be pretty amazing."
    Dined on 6/25/2014
  • "Great scene and décor -- the place had a good vibe especially as it filled in through the evening. The starters and specials where interesting, unique -- very, very good. Would definitely recommend -- classics like tofu and seaweed but with a twist and a clear cut above normal. The sushi was good -- but maybe not outstanding relative to other choices in price range."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "I threw a little party for a friend here. The food was great, very good quality sushi and the warm plates were also very good. The service was good, the drinks were very good as well. My only real issue was that the price was a bit high for what you get. Also, I'm surprised the omakase only includes sushi/sashimi and not any warm plates as well, especially for a restaurant that seems as high caliber as this and already has warm food on the menu. A good omakase will usually have grilled foods, soup, etc. So instead we were left to order a la carte. And realistically if you are ordering as much as we were, a la carte salmon shouldn't be $5 a piece...so I definitely need to knock a point off for price."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Super fresh fish! Service is delivered by knowledgeable staff, sometimes not always available."
    Dined on 6/9/2014
  • "Just a common sushi. Not bad, but not a place to remember, really far, far away from a 4 stars restaurant as I saw, and decided me to attend this place."
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "As a native Japanese foodie, I did appreciate the details of the restaurant, being on the second floor was very Japanese and well done in my opinion (another one; Sakagura is in the basement of an office building.) Sushi was fresh and good despite being Tuesday night. House Sake was amazing (little pricy but worth it). Service was great. Not a thing I can complain. Would have been a weekly place if the price was right. "
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "I enjoyed the meal, but it was overpriced for what it is. This applies to the appetizer as well as the entrée."
    Dined on 5/27/2014
  • "There are many better places in NYC. The quality of the fish was ok, but nothing really popped. Could not find anything to love, food, decor or otherwise. Shame."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The food and service were great. This is definitely one of notable sushi places in New York. The space is large and beautiful. The only thing that was ruining the ambience was a loud house music. My preference is not to feel like I am in a club while dining. "
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "It was our wedding anniversary and we wanted something special and different from good Italian (Maiolino) and French restaurants we love in the city, so decided to try this. We made a res. 1 wk in advance, were seated across from the bar, very noisy(should have asked for a different table when we arrived) and a standing crowd gathered right by our table laughing and loud. We ordered Toshis choice $85 each and than waited 30 minutes before any food arrived. The food was impressive, interesting and very good, but the wait and the atmosphere certainly detracted from our enjoyment."
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We live in Miami Beach, where there are many good sushi places so I wasn't originally interested in having sushi in NY. I am glad I changed my mind! Not only did Blue Ribbon have great sushi, but the chicken liver spread on toasted challah was excellent as was the bone marrow. I also absolutely recommend the Hamachi collar. Top notch! Open a Blue Ribbon in Miami Beach! "
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "This restaurant is super expensive and the value for money is terrible. We had NO alcohol and ended up paying over $60/head for 4 small starters and 7 sushi rolls for mains. The Sushi rolls were only 4 or 6 pieces each and super small. This was not stated on the menu. I was hungry when I left. Their house special roll is $26+ which turns out to be about $30 when you add tax and tip and was tiny and not great. I am a fan of the other blue ribbon restaurants/bars, but this was just not up to scratch."
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "pricey but it's good sushi. and a cool, if trendy environment. i liked the vegetable assortment (spinach, bean sprouts, spicy cucumber and heart of palm) ... rock shrimp tempura was nice/good sauce ... yuzu drink was interesting ... and mochi was really good -- we tried the green tea, and the vanilla mochi"
    Dined on 4/24/2014
  • "My wife and I were looking for a very late dinner but wanted it to be a foodie experience with great ambiance. Izakaya did a great job of providing just that. As with Blue Ribbon in Soho, one could easily miss the door if you didn't look carefully enough as you pass it on Orchard St. The sushi and cocktails complimented each other really well and we were fortunate enough to sit next to a great couple who we started to chat with. They had a bottle of Sake they couldn't finish on their own - catalyst for great conversation which led to a few recommendations for what we should do next that night! Definitely worth the visit if you're out as a group or on a date - or even on your own. :)"
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We went all out and spared no expense and had a great meal. But we paid for it. Would not be good on a budget."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "Great tasting fresh sashimi and sushi! Nice service too, a birthday candle on top of desert for my daughter at the last minute!"
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "Lovely atmosphere. Service was attentive and sushi/sashimi was fantastic."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Well priced- Fresh and delicious!!! We ordered the Sushi and Sashimi specials .... really an amazing selection of fish. We arrived a little late but the happily accommodated us even though it was a Saturday night! Definitely recommend this place !!"
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is my second time at the restaurant for a birthday celebration. The food has always been delicious. Excellent service! The oxtail fried rice and squid ink fried rice is amazing!! Wish they brought back the green tea margarita. :("
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Waiter was friendly but couldn't or wouldn't make any recommendations when we asked him to suggest dishes they were known for. Their fried rice which is supposedly the best thing they have is to greasy for me and it was ok, nothing to brad about. Their chicken pate was quiet good. Sushi was fresh but way to expensive. $19 for one piece of Toro, seriously Scene is vibrant, place has real ambiance to it. Overall a decent experience but I wasn't blown away except for when I got the check. Dinner here will definitely set you back a pretty penny. Just didn't think it was worth it although I'm glad I tried it."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We went for the chef's choice / omakase sushi/sashimi and it was truly extraordinary. The sashimi in particular was so diverse and magical we couldn't stop sighing and smiling with each bite. Delicate preparations, marinades, sauce and condiment combinations made each flavor a treat. The horse mackerel 2 ways is not to be missed. Then came the sushi, which was also wonderful but couldn't quite contend with the sashimi (and in fairness, we were less hungry). But the yellowtail/scallion roll was a real surprise - something so basic you would not expect it to impress but it certainly did and outshone the lobster roll. Service was quick and efficient, friendly and very helpful explaining the preparations. Well worth the $85/person price."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "I never complain about menu prices but when the prices on your check are about 3$ per item higher than what's on the menu, I complain... Drinks come in tiny cups spent 80$ in liquor for 2 people and I was still sober . Food was delicious but for 3 pieces of sashimi tuna price is 16$ so be prepared for fresh ingredients and a large bill to accompany it... Service was attentive"
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Definitely a great restaurant with the best sushi I've had in NYC. We had a nice booth off to the side for our anniversary, keep in mind this is not a white table cloth type of affair but perfectly fitting for our type of anniversary. Extremely attentive and helpful waitstaff. We would come here every week, if our wallet could afford it ;)"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "The food is fine but at the value that it charged, I think it is a bit over-priced. But the service is fine. The House chicken is just like KFC put in a more elegant decor setting."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "The space is beautiful. Truly. And our large group was treated wonderfully by the attentive wait-staff. The food was delicious. I had expected it to be more "sushi-focused," and they do have sushi, but they also had amazing fried rice and other dishes that felt more pan-Asian. A wonderful experience all around."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "The sushi was fresh, vibrant and pleasing visually. The ambiance was eclectic, serene and energetic. Definitely recommendable to friends, family and business colleagues. great find."
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "I had previously dined at this restaurant and had not such a great experience due to a broken heating pipe. However, I spoke with the manager and they asked me to come back and give the restaurant another chance this time with heat. I'm glad I did. I went with a few friends for my birthday and the food was really great. We especially loved the ribs and the spicy tuna roll with tempura flakes. The service was also great and the place was very warm. I would definitely recommend the restaurant and will go again."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "I've been to the Blue Ribbon in Columbus Circle but like this restaurant better. It's a great space with lots of room for groups or couples. It's fun and energetic with great music! The decor is beautiful, good lighting and not stuffy. The food was excellent and green tea creme brûlée was to die for! Will definitely come back to this restaurant!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I love this place - every time the food and service is amazing! This time I took my Dad as he was in town visiting. The temperatures dropped, and hardly anyone was out, so we were seated a little early and it was actually fairly quiet there! This time they seated us near the bar - which can usually get more energetic, but it was a very chill evening. Food is always amazing - it's a must go!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Would recommend this place for a quality but not overly stuffy/formal dinner - clean and attractive yet comfortable booths line the wall next to the bar, which serves some very good cocktails plus plenty of sake, shochu, and beer. Kind of like a cleaned up / dressed up version of an izakaya. The sushi / sashimi was all solid, and some of the standouts from the rest of the menu were the pork meatball skewers, the yellowtail collar, and the banana split (which you could easily share between 4 people)."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Took wife for Dinner. The unique dishes they had on starters menu were delicious. The Wasabi Honey sauce had a nice kick. The sushi served was excellent."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We were there as soon as it opened with two small children and they couldn't be more accomodating. Food was excellent, especially the raw scallop appetizer."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Food was amazing, Service was on point. Tucked away in a great and lively neighborhood so that you can easily go bar hopping afterwards."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "amazing dishes: chicken liver mousse, beef marrow, oxtail bone marrow fried rice. the sushi here is average, nothing to write home about; instead stick to the cooked dishes, very delicious! already been here twice and looking forward to the next time. very easy to accommodate large parties, i booked a 9-person reservation for Monday at 730 pm only just the night before. we were among the earlier patrons but plenty of other parties strolled in after us."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Signature Blue Ribbon Fried Chicken is still my favorite. Sushi was very good. Service could be a little more helpful deciphering the menu if you're not totally familiar with the language."
    Dined on 2/1/2014