61 West 8th Street
New York, NY 10011Neighborhood:
JapanesePrice: $50 and over
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.netanyc.com/
- Phone: (212) 505-2610
- Hours of Operation:
Dinner: 7 Days a Week: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,JCB,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
- Executive Chef: Michael Lim
- Dress Code: Casual Dress
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Bar Dining, Chef's Table, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), View, Wine
- Catering: Please contact us for your catering needs.
- Special Events: New Years Eve Keiseki tasting Menu. Call for details.
A word from Neta
"Neta" means the fresh ingredients of sushi. Our restaurant brings you the best neta with unique preparations and warm service for a special dining experience.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
- Diners' Choice WinnerJapanese
Neta reviews from OpenTable diners
88 reviews since July 28, 2014
- Ambiance3.9Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (57)special occasion (32)neighborhood gem (29)hot spot (20)romantic (15)notable wine list (7)good for groups (6)vibrant bar scene (3)late-night find (3)kid-friendly (2)great for outdoor dining (2)great for lunch (2)scenic view (1)Show More
- Sushi with attitude...OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIPDined on 11/21/2014We decided to try a relatively new sushi restaurant. Neta is in a small store front in the village. We opted for the expanded Omakase. I actually considered walking out after the first few course because the dishes were so unbalanced. The Toro and Caviar sounds interesting but in realty its simply a waste of two fine ingredients. (all you could taste was a very salty caviar). The Sea Bream with shaved truffle and truffle sauce had a overpowering truffle oil taste... BTW they use "French Truffles" which are not even in the same league as Italian ones. The French truffles reminded me of eating wood shavings. The Uni Porridge tasted like scallions with a dash of Uni and topped with those wood shavings.....*** The best dish was an outstanding Wagyu Steak...the fat count was so high it melted in your mouth like butter. The sushi and rolls were predictably good but not outstanding. The service was adequate. The manager I spoke with regarding our meal, made no attempt to make up for our displeasure with several dishes. They seem to be looking for one time customers.Special Features:
- Not great, not worth it.FoodieSuttonVIPDined on 11/20/2014The food overall is good but not exceptional. For a $145 omakase, I expected much more. This is not Masa level or Brushstroke. I don't mind paying high prices if it's worth it. Much of the food was BLAND! I was also very surprised by the cost of the Manhattan. $36! Really? For a cocktail? That's just robbery.Special Features:
- delicious meal- great servicevillagelocalDined on 11/8/2014Went for the omakase, was delectable and well constructed meal. highly recommend this restaurant.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- delishUESiderVIPDined on 10/28/2014had been dying to go here and it was well worth it. similar to gari/seki but small plates are a definite must....absolutely delicious and fresh. would compare to yasuda...LOVE ITSpecial Features:
- UNDERIMPRESSEDcohcorDined on 10/25/2014Based on the high ratings Neta received we were looking forward to dining there but ended up disappointed. The food is just okay and definitely doesn't warrant the high prices they charge.
- Great Sushi but $$$$$$$$$$VillagefoodieDined on 10/21/2014One of, if not, the best sushi restaurants in the city. Better bring your over-sized wallet because you will need it.Special Features:
- Outstanding omakaseOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 10/11/2014Wonderful ten course omakase. Hot dishes were the equal of the amazing sushi. Great dinner.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Favorite sushi placeNomnomVIPDined on 10/5/2014Hands down the best. Amazing food and the service is unrivaled. Get the Omikase!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Exceptional food. Smile already.WatashiDined on 9/28/2014Haute Japanese. Best 3 sushi anywhere incl. seaside Japan. Had Q on menu. 2 way off answers until kitchen mgr. Only smile on staff. Still is the hospitality business. Servers rough w body contact and reaching across. Japanese buddy shocked at rough manner. Great Food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- New York SushiShabadoo805Dined on 9/25/2014For our first time in New York, we chose to celebrate a birthday at Neta. We had a reservation and our table was prepared for us by out reservation time. Menu had a great selection and if we were uncertain about an item, our server was quick to explain. Our food was delicious and service was great!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Poor seating policyEatouteverynightVIPDined on 9/21/2014I went on a Sunday at 8:00 with a party of 3. There were only about 7 or 8 other people in the place but the hostess tried to seat us at the sushi bar in the back by the bathroom where the air conditioner was blowing on the seats. When we asked if we could be moved, she offered to lower the air conditioner fan instead. When we insisted in moving, she reluctantly bumped us two places down the sushi bar even though there were plenty of tables near the front that stayed empty during our entire stay, till about 9:30. The food was good but being squeezed into the back of an empty restaurant after asking to move really affected the experience. I don't know why hostesses do this when the place is not full.Special Features:
- GomboletaDined on 9/21/2014Good yet not excellent. Very expensive for what they offer.
- Great sushiScottVIPDined on 9/19/2014Well done, fresh sushi. Good service. Small restaurant, most of the seating is at the sushi bar.Special Features:
- Excellent, unique, and enjoyableEatingoutisspecialVIPDined on 9/16/2014This was fantastic. Our waiter was excellent and the bartender awesome!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Omakase rocks!DavidVIPDined on 9/13/2014I celebrated with my girlfriend our 4 year anniversary and we had an amazing tasting-menu dinner. Everything was so fresh and delicious. This comes highly recommended.Special Features:
- DinnerKuppyusDined on 9/9/2014Very expensive for small portions. Left hungry, but the choices were original and creative.Special Features:
- Very fresh sushi and sashimiDelishDined on 9/6/2014The fish here was the freshest I have ever eaten. The sushi was done just how I like it - cut thin and without tons of rice. Melt in your mouth. We sat on the sushi bar. Neta was not a romantic place or one of those in loud places but does have great sushi and very nice staff. Will be back!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- DeliciousLunchVIPDined on 8/31/2014delicious food and excellent service. small place with limited seating. sitting at teh sushi bar provides good views into the kitchen. friendly staff. really excellent fish.Special Features:
- Amazing food - shame about serviceCJL78VIPDined on 8/25/2014PROS: Having lived in Japan for a long time I really appreciate Japanese restaurants abroad that have truly amazing quality sashimi. The is one. The menu is also incredibly creative, yet still with a sensitivity to the delicateness of Japanese flavors and preparation. The menu changes seasonally and was incredibly summer appropriate when we dined there this week. CONS: Painfully, awkwardly over-attentive service. At this price point I really expect more. The staff had all my most disliked habits - trying to take your cocktails away when there are clearly two sips still in the glass, refilling your water when it is only 1/2 inch from the top - you KNOW they are doing this just to get you to buy more of their overpriced bottled water, etc.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- bit disappointedNYCfoodieVIPDined on 8/23/2014We ate at Neta when it first opened an thought the food was outstanding. We went back recently and ordered the omakase just like the first time we went. We were disappointed with the meal. The portions were much bigger than the first time we went but we found the food to be bland and rather unexciting - a complete 180 from the first visit. I would suggest the restaurant reduce the portion sizes but increase the quality and inventiveness of the dishes.
- Creative, inventive, fresh.zekoodDined on 8/22/2014I went to this restaurant on friday. I'm not from NY, but being a huge fan of Japanese cuisine I can tell this one's a gem. We had Uni over porridge, amazing drinks, fat tuna ; this place's the real deal.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- such a great surpriseTulipanofraDined on 8/18/2014I went there for the first time on August and I was totally blown away! Great fish and super wonderful tempura with small crabs, sooo good! I'll come back for sure everytime I'm in NY.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- beer collectionChivyVIPDined on 8/10/2014great Japanese beer collection! Hot dishes were good but no surprises. Sushi were excellent!!Special Features:
- Great japanese restaurantvegarroeDined on 8/5/2014Great and varied tasting menu. Quick and good service. Tasty food.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- foodguyDined on 8/5/2014I had a wonderful meal. The wait staff was attentive. The food was creative and well prepared. The meal did not disapoint. I enjoyed myself so much I went back the next week. .
- DisappointingAtnaVIPDined on 8/4/2014Went there based on it's among the "best" sushi restaurants in the City. While the ambiance and the service was excellent, the quality of food was surprisingly sub par. There are several restaurants in the City with better quality of food with a much lighter price tag. Would opt for some place else in future.
- As good as I had hoped:SloweatrDined on 8/1/2014I am looking forward to returning to Neta so I can taste offerings not featured in my Omakase meal. While expensive, the lease expensive Omakase was a more than I could finish. Highlights: scallops w uni, delicious hot rice concoction, suishi. Our main waiter was knowledgeable and welcoming. He suggested a good saki accompaniment and urged me to stop in early to try other items I asked about -"there's no minimum," he smiled.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- food nice but overpricedJoBeyDined on 7/30/2014We were visiting NYC and dined here mid week with a friend who is a New Yorker. It's a small restaurant, so noise level was quite high. Service was friendly and attentive. The food was nice but overpriced for the small servings. We have definitely had better Sushi elsewhere as my husband and I love it and have been to a number of different Sushi restaurants during our travels.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 225 reviews are from the Neta reviews archive.
- Excellent MealOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 7/26/2014We ordered the omikase with the addition of the toro and caviar. The meal was superb and among the best omikase I have had in New York. Just keep in mind that half of the omikase is appetizer/small plate and the other half is sushi/rolls. I was unbelievably full by the end of the night but still ate every bite of my peanut butter ice cream.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best Omakase in NYCFoodAndServiceDined on 7/25/2014Bottom line -- The best Omakase in New York City. Fantastic and creative Omakase, the creativity of the hot dishes paired with outstanding sushi is fantastic. It is lively, so don't go if you want a whisper quiet formal Japanese temple. This is a place to have fun, have a drink and have the best food money can buy. Tip if you go early (before 6pm) and sit at the bar you can see everything being made and the chefs aren't as busy so you can really talk to them and learn about the food and they might even give you something special if you are nice to them.Special Features:
- set5Dined on 7/19/2014appetizer is good but very disappointed sushi, also too expensive.
- Not good enoughVIPreviewerVIPDined on 7/6/2014The price to quality ratio cannot justify going there again, despite the 1000 point offer
- Exceptional Japanese FoodGreenesearchVIPDined on 7/6/2014I was a bit surprised by how expensive Neta is when I saw the menu. But the food turned out to be so exceptionally good that it was worth every penny. My guests, foodies from Toronto with lots of sushi experience, were equally impressed with the quality of both the cooked food and the sushi. The collar was as tasty a Japanese cooked dish as we'd ever had, and the sushi was exceptionally fresh and delicious.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Worth ItEatOutOftenVIPDined on 7/1/2014We've had dinner a couple of times at Neta, and it's been excellent. This time we ordered the sushi omakase; every piece of fish was terrific, and the service was excellent. The only problem on this night was one that's not under the restaurant's control, which is the behavior of other diners, for which the restaurant staff felt compelled to apologize. Unfortunately, this seems to happen everywhere, so it won't keep us from going back to Neta.Special Features:
- Worth Writing Home AboutAnnieVIPDined on 6/21/2014My husband and I ordered the omakase, and were blown away by the quality of the food. We dine out often, and while the places we go to have good food, I am not excited to share the experience with others. At Neta, we were sad when our 6-course meal came to an end. It left us wanting more. Definitely recommended!Special Features:
- New favorite Japanese spot!ViafoodVIPDined on 6/21/2014Incredible food; everything was delicious and you actually leave fullSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Great sushiParkSlopeEaterDined on 6/20/2014The food here is amazing, and it's delivered in the traditional style - one delicious bit of sushi at a time. Do yourself a favor and go! Make sure you sit at the sushi bar and always follow the recommendations if the chef.Special Features:
- DeliciousWillixVIPDined on 6/12/2014This was a wonderful surprise of a restaurant. I read a good review on the New York Times but it exceeded my expectations. Service was great and they had some original ideas with there food. Try the Uni Risotto. A bit pricey for the seemingly small portion but it's super rich. Any more and it would start doing damage.Special Features:
- some of the best sushi anywherernormfotoDined on 6/6/2014We went to Neta for a special birthday dinner after MUCH internet research of "NYC's best sushi restaurant", and they did not disappoint. From the moment we sat down at the sushi bar the attention from ALL of the staff was unbelievably attentive and on top of everything. We did the 'middle priced' Omakase service, which while expensive as all get out, was really a rare treat. The tasty nibbles just kept coming, and you really end up eating a lot more than it seems as it's paced out so well. Each taste of sushi was truly unlike any 'normal' sushi I have ever had ( I said, "I can never eat regular sushi after this--we're spoiled!") We had our fair share of (very good) cold sake, and the bill for 2 without tip was about $470.Special Features:
- Tokyo comes to NYCmsruddlawVIPDined on 6/6/2014A truly authentic Japanese culinary experience - everything is fabulous, from cocktails to sake to sublime, creative tastes from earth, sea and heaven.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.