61 West 8th Street
New York, NY 10011Neighborhood:
JapanesePrice: $50 and over
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.netanyc.com/
- Phone: 2125052610x
- 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
82 reviews since May 5, 2014
- Ambiance3.9Noise LevelModerate
fit for foodies (54)special occasion (39)neighborhood gem (25)romantic (19)hot spot (13)notable wine list (12)great for outdoor dining (2)good for groups (2)vibrant bar scene (2)great for lunch (2)late-night find (2)scenic view (1)Show More
- bit disappointedOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- overratedoverratedDined on 5/30/2014food was decent, but not sure if it's worth the price. portions are small. after spending more than $225 for two people, we still left not full. service was good for most of the evening, until dessert time and the waiter told us we have 20 more minutes (we've been there for 1.5 hr at this time). a bit ticked off by the "warning" to leave in an expensive restaurant, especially when there were 2 empty tables next to us. what's the rush? no thanks to dessert, because the waiter has left a bad taste in my mouth!Special Features:
- Great Japanese restaurantOkaytcDined on 5/23/2014We went to Neta on the basis of a review and were not disappointed. Sure this is not a cheap place, we had al carte which came to £200 at today's exchange rate. Really nice sushi with a twist and a good selector of dishes. Our meal was topped off with a really nice white wine. It is a busy place so they want to turn the tables quickly though we did not feel rushed. Only duff note was a lobster dish which had great flavours though masked the fish. We hope to go again next time we are in New York.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Phenomenal sushi experiencejeffcDined on 5/23/2014One of if not the finest sushi. Especially loved the toro sashimi and the toro and caviar with gold flakes. Everything is exceedingly fresh. Seated 2 chairs over from us at the sushi bar was the chef Mario Batali (food network / Iron Chef / owns about 20 restaurants, not Neta but many others in NYC, Vegas, Singapore). Staff was extremely attentive and helpful. Excellent foodie spot!Special Features:
- Neta Dinner Reviewnuget99Dined on 5/10/2014Before making a reservation here, I searched and compared many different reviews and write-ups to try and find a great sushi place in NYC that I haven't been to yet. And was not disappointed at all! Neta had some of the freshest fish in the city with a very unique and creative menu. The service was great and knowledgeable and the atmosphere wasn't stuffy or too formal. I'd describe it as an amazing local gem with amazing food. I highly recommend anything with the Uni. DELISH! I've already recommended the spot to several friends.Special Features:
- NOISYLolamonkeyVIPDined on 5/7/2014This could have been such a wonderful addition to the neighborhood. Wonderful food and service, but (and I suspect I'm in the minority here) why oh why do people want to yell through dinner? We left as soon as we'd finished eating so we could talk to each other.Special Features:
- Fresh fishFoodieDined on 5/7/2014One word - amazing. I didn't expect much when booking this restaurant. Been to a lot of notable Japanese restaurants such as Sushi Yasuda, 15 East, Soto... Just to name a few faves coming from a sushi snob. This restaurant definitely won me over. Great service and fresh fish is all I have to say. This restaurant definitely surpassed any of my expectations. Don't believe me... Try it out for yourselves! Btw, pretty pricey. But worth it.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The following 207 reviews are from the Neta reviews archive.
- Good food, So-So ServiceMarkDined on 4/27/2014Dinner was terrific. Would definitely recommend the omakase we were served ($105, I think). However, the service was quite insensitive, and almost pushy. It was quite a few minutes from the time we sat until we were offered a drink, but when the courses started we were constantly rushed by the clearing and next course. And while attentive service is appreciated, the staff constantly reached between us to fill glasses and clear rather than taking the time to walk to the proper side of the table so they wouldn't have to intrude. Overall, just a so-so experience.Special Features:
- Worth the waitharobed8Dined on 4/25/2014Our 9:30 reservation wasn't even close to being ready when we arrived on time. So they sent us to a bar/restaurant next door that was perfectly fine, but by 10:15pm, we were really hungry! They called to say they were ready for us, but then we waited again for the seats to actually free up. We finally sat at 10:30 and our first course was served very quickly...and from then on the service was great and the food was OUTSTANDING. But it was a much later night than expected, and the hostess didn't seem to care. Hence the title worth the wait, but be prepared to!Special Features:
- One of my favorites!ChrisVIPDined on 4/24/2014I love Neta! All you need is someone you love and a seat at the dining counter, saki and order the omakase! Im a sushi snob and this place is outstanding...service is great too!!Special Features:
- Good food, but LOUD!OdysseusVIPDined on 4/24/2014Food was actually pretty good - however, the experience was significantly tempered by the noise level in the restaurant. We were in a corner, but still had a hard time hearing each other across the table. Were it not for that, I would be giving it high marks. By all means go for the food, but if its a busy night (we went on Thu night), then be ready for an energetic experience as OpenTable puts it.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Best Omakase in NYC!ladysnapperDined on 4/23/2014If you're a sushi lover than you have to try Neta, the quality of the fish, and the dishes they prepare are really outstanding. Even took a client from Tokyo here once, who was impressed!Special Features:
- Fresh ingredients - it stops therethedivinepalateDined on 4/21/2014All of the restaurant's ingredients were fresh, but besides one or two dishes (we got the $145 Omakase menu) that were terrific (e.g. tuna+caviar), everything else was very plain and not imaginative (think sweet potato roll, simple tuna roll in seaweed, etc.). The service was atypical with our latino server seemingly rolling his eyes at my request for soy sauce and pushing us to the wine list; the chef (we sat at the bar) whispered most of our dishes but they were fairly plain so we knew what we were getting. At $400, it was quite a horrible experience.
- Great FoodworldtravelerDined on 4/19/2014Excellent service and food Cozy and great atmosphere for a good eveningSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Incredible sushiOpenTable Diner Since 2010VIPDined on 4/4/2014Don't miss! It is unbelievable. They have more people working in the kitchen than customers. Very unique experienceSpecial Features:
- Top 5 Sushi in NYCsara212Dined on 4/3/2014I REALLY miss nick + jimmy ... and the music, but still has a great, intimate vibe. service is excellent.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Simply Amazing!markgnjVIPDined on 3/22/2014Just when I thought I had tried all of the top Sushi spots in the city...I find Neta! Everything from cocktails to service was top notch. Oh and did I mention the amazing Sushi? You must do the Omakase and ask for a table at the bar in front of the sushi masters!!Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Food was excellent, but theEatoutVIPDined on 3/21/2014Food was excellent, but the servers were not very adept at explaining them. Also they switched servers half way through our meal which was less than ideal.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Amazingly fresh sushi!JacinLeeVIPDined on 3/15/2014We had a great waiter and the food was amazing! No huge pieces of rice to go with tiny slabs of sashimi, here it's the legit deal - amazingly fresh fish of a significant portion slapped onto a cute pile of rice. We had the middle size Omakase and I would definitely go back for it again. Great portions and great recommendations for drinks too :)Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic eveningtotravellingDined on 3/15/2014We had an exceptional evening at Neta! Omikase menu was superb, with beautiful and interesting ingredients. On top of that, service was friendly, relaxed and informative. One of the best meals we have ever had. Many thanksSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- Fantastic sushiOinonioVIPDined on 3/15/2014We had omakase at the medium level. The sushi was fantastic. The small dishes leading up to the sushi were hit or miss, with some being a little too overwhelming and others falling flat. Service was superbSpecial Features:I would recommend this to a friend.