Ichiro
Ichiro

Ichiro

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ichirony.com/
  • Phone: 2123696300
  • Hours of Operation:


    Lunch & Dinner:

    Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 11:30pm

    Friday & Saturday: 11:30pm - 12:00am
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 87th and 88th
  • Public Transit: 86 St (4, 5, 6, 6X)

    96 St (4, 6, 6X)
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street or private lot.
A word from Ichiro
Ichiro offers the finest and freshest Japanese cuisine and sushi available on the UES. The dining room offers an elegant yet comfortable space with impeccable customer service. Ichiro is just an overall great neighborhood spot.
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Ichiro reviews from OpenTable diners
11 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food3.7
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.2
    Noise LevelModerate
87% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (5)fit for foodies (2)special occasion (1)romantic (1)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Neighborhood Japanese
    mikeyVIP
    Dined on 9/26/2014
    Competent food quickly served in quiet place on 2nd Avenue
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Do not recommend
    Stjoy33VIP
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    The service was slow and the food was not great. We were surprised at how slow the service was. They brought towels to some tables but not ours. We waited 15 minutes to even place an order
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • sushi foodie
    golfnpsydoc16
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Chose this restaurant based on reviews on the internet. Sushi was fresh, well-prepared and well-presented. Some the special rolls were unique and different from other sushi places. Not much atmosphere but who cares when the food is great. Unfortunately, the outdoor scenery is ruined by the subway construction out front. Nice list of sake. The waitress helped out with some of our roll selection and did a bang up job.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Good quality Japanese food, it's not Nobu but it's priced accordingly.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 7 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.7
    • Food4
    • Ambiance3.3
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 37 reviews are from the Ichiro reviews archive.
  • Basic Sushi Joint
    ClassicVIP
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Good and reliable sushi, sashimi and tempura. Reasonable prices, especially with the happy hour specials.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    the sushi is always fresh and tasty. Great selection of unusual rolls, although some are overdone and are stuffed with so many ingredients that you can't taste any. All in all, a great sushi restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • TracyNYCVIP
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    consistently good food...in a neighborhood filled w/ sushi restaurants, Ichiro is a cut above the rest.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food and Service
    YumYum88
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    Love this place. Service is great, food is great, Nice ambiance, and it's quiet.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ichiro
    peebear
    Dined on 5/16/2014
    Good sushi rolls. the port katsu was a bit bland and dried so stick to the rolls.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • InsurancemanVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Quality sushi, reasonable prices for NYC, good local spot
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bm87
    Dined on 4/16/2014
    For the most part the food was good but nothing special. The udon how ever was surprisingly awesome. I feel this place needs a second visit to further explore the menu as there may be more surprises like that. Service was the standard get you in and out quick no coursing just bring dishes out as soon as the chef finishes them that you would expect.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hoppin' on a Friday night
    MidtownEatsVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Glad we made a reservation! The place was packed at 8pm on a Friday evening -- families with kids, couples on a date, large groups, many different kinds of folks. Service was efficient, although the shrimp hibachi bento took much longer than everything else. But our party was happy with all the dishes we ordered. Sushi was fresh, portions were good-sized, tables are close together but not suffocatingly so.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great evening at Ichiro
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    My friends and I were craving sushi and since I'm new to the area, thought we would try a neighborhood restaurant. Ichiro did not let us down. I was disappointed they did not have a full bar but was pleasantly surprised by their beer/wine prices and sake selection. The food was fantastic - very fresh with typical sushi offerings and unique speciality rolls. Service was great; I'm looking forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bento Box Was Huge
    LoveSliders
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    The dinner Bento box was huge and delicious. I would go again!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious sushi
    YummyyyVIP
    Dined on 1/8/2014
    I'm picky when it comes to sushi but this was great. Fresh fish. Great flavors and inventive rolls. Definitely try it!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Perfect for a late business lunch
    BetsyK
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    I met with a small group of work colleagues to interview a candidate for an open position on my team. The food was great, service unobtrusive as we talked, and we felt very comfortable overall. Nice dining experience.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Awesome spot
    jomerge
    Dined on 8/30/2013
    I go here regularly. Fresh fish, great service, just great all around. Definitely go here for some sushi!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time still very good !
    food4meVIP
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    With picky kids, eating out is not always an easy option, but Ichiro has something for everyone. Our second time for lunch here and still our fav. We get more than enough food and the lunch specials are worth it here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    BebeVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2013
    Ichiro hit the spot after a log day, but I wouldn't make a special trip to return. Far better place to eat. Don't make the mistake of ordering the duck wrap starter.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place has changed ownership
    leeley18VIP
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    This place has changed ownership too many times and unfortunately it is obvious. Spicy tuna roll was more mayo than fish...not what I remember from my UES days. Sad
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  • Fresh and delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    The sushi and sashimi were quite fresh and portions were satisfying (not the paper thin slices you get from fancy sushi places). Service was attentive but not over bearing. Menu selection was good except dessert selections were a bit lacking. 2 ppl dinner at 60 bucks inclusive of tip...cant beat that.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We love the experience every
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    We love the experience every time we go. The Bento boxes are a great deal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The raw fish here is better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    The raw fish here is better than average for this type of place, which fits above discount sushi but below home-away-from-home spot for traveling Tokyo businessmen. And the service was very nice.
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  • Nice sushi place on the Upper East
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/16/2013
    I was relieved to find a reservation for a large group of 8 people on a Saturday night here. I liked that we had no wait upon arrival. My friend go the salmon teriyaki and enjoyed her meal. I had the lobster roll which was fine. We stayed for a few hours and had a lovely time as a group. Thanks to Ichiro for letting us stay so long without pressure, and for giving us individual checks.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ichiro takes being the neighborhood
    oystersuckerVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    Ichiro takes being the neighborhood sushi spot to a new level. Many places service the same high quality fresh fish but the presentation is what really makes the difference at Ichiro. The happy hour specials are great too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Frat bros & kids here, beware
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Frat bros getting a rush out of doing sake bombs,, kids running around, strollers, feels like a cross between Murray Hill and the 'burbs. The sushi was fresh. Staff was not attentive. Watch out, the door is drafty and seats nearby get really cold when people open it
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food was presented in an incredibly
    cantstnadthenoiseVIP
    Dined on 2/28/2013
    Food was presented in an incredibly beautiful, artistic, photo-worthy manner. Service rapid and pleasant. Only drawback is level of the recorded music. Much too loud for such a small venue. There are only a few tables that are not located directly under or very near the loudspeakers.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good variety to choose from.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/21/2013
    Good variety to choose from. Sashimi, sushi very good. Priced fair. Hibachi scallops excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Went two times this past week:
    JakeVIP
    Dined on 2/20/2013
    Went two times this past week: one time on a Saturday for lunch, and one time for a weeknight dinner. The lunch was fantastic --- the service was great, food was great, everything was perfect. However, when we went for dinner, the place was packed and the service was terrible. Our water was filled once in the whole time we were seated!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • My fiancé and I come here
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    My fiancé and I come here almost every Tuesday. The fish is fresh, the service excellent and fast. We love this place so much that I actually feel I owe it to them to make my first review.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Four of us dined early and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 12/7/2012
    Four of us dined early and had a wonderful meal and experience. The appetizers and sushi were delicious. Construction of the 2nd Ave. subway currently blocks the entrance to the restaurant from the street - - don't let that stop you from trying this restaurant!
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Stopped by for lunch on a
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 11/10/2012
    Stopped by for lunch on a Saturday afternoon, and the restaurant was empty so I had my choice of tables. I ordered 2 rolls, which were pretty good. While I waited for my order, the restaurant did start to fill up quickly. Will go back again, as the staff were very friendly and the food was good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service was really excellent.
    Katiegolf
    Dined on 10/31/2012
    Service was really excellent. Food has consistently been good
    Special Features:
    good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We had a lovely dinner - good
    ChickieBVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2012
    We had a lovely dinner - good food, good wine, great service and nice ambiance. So even though we live on the West side and this restaurant is on the East side, we will go back!! (That's a huge endorsement!!)
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • only if in the neighborhood.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 10/24/2012
    only if in the neighborhood. no need to travel. most neighborhoods have one or more just like it.
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  • Watch for mystery charges!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 10/20/2012
    The food was good enough. The servers were decent, at least as far as the basics were concerned. What I take issue with is increasing the price of my check when my credit card was swiped. The total of our bill (we had a voucher) was $16.05. When my credit card receipt arrived, it had been jacked up to $16.95. Ok, I thought, I'll just fill it in for the total of $26.00 that I had intended to leave anyway, and they can work it out among themselves. Then I checked my bank account and saw that AGAIN they had jacked up the price, charging my credit card for $26.95. It is $1.85, but the idea that these people are ripping off customers angers me. Yes, I came in with a voucher, but don't offer deals if you don't plan to honor them!
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  • service was very good. and
    JOESKINNY
    Dined on 10/12/2012
    service was very good. and food was very tasty and great portions. enjoyed and will be back in future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • appetizers are okay, but as
    Oceanview
    Dined on 9/14/2012
    appetizers are okay, but as far as Sushi is concerned, I never recommend this place to those who know the "real sushi". It is really gross, I am afraid to mention that.
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  • Excellent food-reasonably
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2012
    Excellent food-reasonably priced-the Bento boxes are a great deal.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect low key sushi joint...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 7/6/2012
    Came here for the first time in awhile with a Living Social voucher, we used to just frequent for the lunch special. We ordered the sushi and sashimi dinner for two that comes with 2 chefs rolls and it came out on a ship! A little ridiculous, but those around us found it fun and so did my husband. The best part was the fish was fresh, creatively displayed, and rivaled some of the over the top and overpriced joints we have been to. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate