We sat at the sushi counter and loved every minute of it. Fresh sushi and talented chefs. We will return next time in NYC.
3/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was good. Just a
The food was good. Just a little bit pricey. Overall experience was nice.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
I love this place! Service
I love this place! Service is too notch, friendly waiters who are courteous, not afraid to share their opinions and insights into dishes and refilling drinks with a smile or asking if we'd like to order more from their buffet brunch - I didn't notice until about an hour in that my OJ glass was still full. Brunch was a combination if self service from the buffet which included general, decent sushi but not as spectacular as in their sushi branch with a delectable selection of mini viennoisorie. Not too crowded, not too loud, and excellent service.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
Sunday Brunch perfection!
Wonderful Sunday brunch experience. We opted to sit at booth located at entrance instead of main dining room communal tables for a quieter, more intimate setting.
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had the omakase, so we
We had the omakase, so we didn't get to try any of the skewers. But the omakase was the best I've had, and was better than many of the more well known sushi restaurants in the city. We also got the Oxtail Bone Marrow fried rice because people were raving about it on yelp, and it was definitely worth it. One of my best meals in nyc!
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sushi was good but their specials
Sushi was good but their specials and special rolls are a bit overpriced for the caliber of place. Presentation was very nice, service was lacking in professionalism but overall it was a nice night.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Solid japanese restaurant
We really enjoyed the beef tenderloin skewers and the cocktails.
The interior design is beautiful.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
It's really stll a sushi restaurant
It's really stll a sushi restaurant, not an izakaya, in terms of the cuisine. The dinig room had long tables that were suitable for group dining, presumably to give it more of an izakaya feeling. I sat at the sushi bar and enjoyed fresh and creative appetizers, sashimi and sushi. The wine list by the glass was short but well selected. The music was a tad too loud, but i could carry on a conversation with my dining companion. I look forward to a return visit.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Everything was wonderful -
Everything was wonderful - food, service, ambiance. A+ experience!
4/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time to this Blue Ribbon
First time to this Blue Ribbon location on Lower East Side and enjoyed it every bit as much as the Blue Ribbon in the Village. Delicious and certainly my choice restaurant for all things Japanese!
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
The ONLY spot we hit for sushi in the LES. This place is perfect in every way.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Where is the server?
We had a really great dinner. The food was fantastic. However, we were neglected a lot, and it was a challenge finding our server.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Another solid restaurant in
Another solid restaurant in the Blue Ribbon empire. Nothing to complain about except for the small booths (if four avg adults, ask for a table instead). Fried Chicken, excellent. Sushi meets expectations, but should not be the main reason for going here. Sushi should be just an appetizer course at best. Be prepared to spend $$$
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
The best Sushi in NY City
If you want to eat sushi in NY City, there is no better place.
The food is amazing. Even if you don't like sushi there are many other options. Try the delicious Blue Ribbon Fried 1/2 Chicken. It's crazy good.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Sushi - bit ambiance lacking
The food was excellent - geat selection of special fish, and the basics are all declision. The dircks are very good... and strong. The Yuzu margarita is good. The ambiance was lacking something. The tables were a little big, and the music.. 80's pop... was great, but felt a litle odd. Overall, I'd go back, but only with friends... and probably late night.
5/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
BLUE RIBBON ALWAYS COMES IN FIRST
Always a pleasure eating at Blue Ribbon sushi. Always can't resist the Sushi platter for 4 and never fails!
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
we travel from spain to nyc and this restaurant has been the best of all we have visit. The food was marvelous, the waitress very good and the place really likes us. music too hard for me perhaps but if we'll come back to new york some day we''repeat!!!
6/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We usually go to the SoHo location, but we decided to try. Did not disappoint, wonderful service, fun atmosphere and excellent sushi. Sapporo on draft.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue ribbon is a hot spot. The foods are tasty and fresh sashimi.
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great pork hash with bone
Great pork hash with bone marrow..the serving was small though..cool place
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Amazing food & excellent service
A friend and I came here for an early bday dinner celebration early-ish on a Friday night, and everything was great. We ordered edamame, seaweed salad, lychee martinis, and 4 rolls. The fish was some of the freshest, most delicious sushi fish i've ever had. and everything else was delicious too. On top of that, the service was great - our waiter gave us a ton of info about the menu and was so helpful, as well as patient when we added on to our order multiple times throughout our meal and hemmed and hawed on drinks. Definitely recommend!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Sushi I have ever had
Four years ago, I first ate at Blue Ribbon sushi at the location in Brooklyn and my g/f (now fiance) and I did the Omakase. Since then we have been talking about that dinner! The quality of the fish is outstanding. The diversity of the seafood also outstanding. I tasted jelly fish for the first time and had Uni that was so fresh, my fiance said it was still moving. We always get a little sad when the meal comes to an end, but(!) at the same time we look forward to it because they fry the Japanese Makeral that was skewered as a garnish before. Also had an amazing banana split done Blue Ribbon style. It is expensive, but worth every dollar if you want the best sushi you have ever had.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Super fresh and delicious
We selected this restaurant based on a friend's recommendation. The sushi / sashimi was incredibly fresh and the chef is light- handed with the rice just the way we like it! Try the Chinese broccoli topped with thin slices of toasted garlic. Amazing. The server was very nice but unable to offer much guidance. For food we chose the Blue Ribbon Platter over the Chefs Choice based on her description of quantity over quality (we were hungry) but next time we'll choose the Chef's Choice. We noticed other orders and the quantity appeared to be the same but we would have preferred Toro instead of Mackerel
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Blue Ribbon is consistently
Blue Ribbon is consistently great sushi and gets the diner far away from the tourist throng in Soho! I eat there every chance I get when I am in New York.
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food good and creative. Sushi
Food good and creative. Sushi very good and great election. Very good sake list. Music a bit too loud and too trendy not the place to have a conversation.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Chicken liver mousse
Sushi sashimi deluxe
Squid ink uni
Green tea creme brûlée
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Count on it
This is a consistently great place to go. We have been several times and the food and service are always terrific!
9/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent and sublime quality.
Excellent and sublime quality.
Only music and waiters were too noisy.
9/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
The steak skewers were a little chewy but other than that it was a wonderful meal!!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
I really enjoyed Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya.
Wait staf were very attentive, ambiences was modern and stylish, and my friends thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
Did feel it was quite pricey for an "Izakaya" and the lack of karagi on the menu was a dissapointment.
But overall we had a great evening and would definitely go back.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Beautiful ambiance, lots of options on the menu, well worth the trip
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food - but hold the beats
Great meal, but even the server admitted he had trouble hearing himself speak. The decibel level played havoc with our ordering, having to repeat everything 3/4 times gave us a giggle first time round but grew tiresome when we had to shout how we were finding our meal etc. Don't go to Blu Ribbon for intimate chats, do go for the great and very solid sushi and extensive sake menu & a fun night. Great staff too which helps enormously
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Sushi was very fresh and very good place was great
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Stile giapponese assoluto, semplice ma molto carino. Ottimo cibo! Luci soffuse, unico neo musica troppo alta. Personale molto gentile e disponibile
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Went for brunch/lunch... the
Went for brunch/lunch... the menu is pretty diverse (from chicken with pancakes to rigatoni Bolognese, to sushi) so caters for a group's diverse cravings for a weekend brunch. All the food we ordered was very good. The highlights of the meal were the salad with ginger dressing, the crunchy spicy tuna roll and the fried chicken.
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM