Great local sushi.
This was my first time at Kouzan. The food was very good. I was very happy with everything, including the gyoza, the edamame, the sushi rolls, and even the salad, which was fresh and delicious. The crunchy tuna roll had no crunch, but when I mentioned it they brought me a big pile of tempura flakes, so that solved the problem. (Would have been bummed if it had been a delivery, but now I know that if I order it for delivery I have to order it "extra crunchy.") The service was good, and the room was nice. I'd recommend it.
4/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
I went there with a friend last night. Good sushi. The only problem was that we were in a room that was freezing! We asked them to turn down the air, which they did. But it came on again. We asked them to turn it off again and it took forever for them to do it. I am sure this was just due to a language barrier with the person I asked. I would recommend the restaurant as the sushi was yummy.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Yummy interesting menu -- all good!
A wonderful dinner and be sure to visit the bathrooms.....so Zen.
5/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
This neighborhood has lots of restaurants, many of which are good but not exceptional, or very noisy. Kouzan is a delightful find and especially good if going to Symphony Space. Ambiance is lovely, staff attentive and helpful and the food is outstanding: both the sushi and the cooked meals. We also appreciated that the noise level was low so that we could visit and catch up without having to shout.
This is a place my friend and I will return to, both together and with others.
6/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid solid solid. The UWS
Solid solid solid. The UWS is chock full of tons of good restaurants. It has very few great restaurants. This one is very, very good. What I really appreciated was that they let us turn the sushi for two into a sushi for three dinner and had the flexibility to work with us. My two roommates and I left well satisfied. Go there and be happy.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
We always go to Kouzan to celebrate birthdays. It is spacious and beautiful. The service is absolutely friendly and helpful and the sushi is fresh and delicious. It is a wonderful place.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food and service
My friend and I were looking for a new sushi place in the neighborhood and decided on Kouzan. We both had the sashimi dinner. The fish was very fresh and portion size was good for the price. Our server was very efficient and pleasant. It's not a place where you say 'oh my g-d I have to go back there again to try xyz', but it was a good alternative for sushi in the neighborhood.
9/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
One of my neighborhood favorites
Kouzan has innovative yet traditional Japanese fare and is always the place that we love to go when we want to actually have a conversation. Which means we end up here quite often. A common misconception is that the Upper West Side has no good restaurants. This could not be farther from true. Kouzan is one of the most pleasant dining experiences in the CIty. The owner has made this restaurant always welcoming and consistently good.
9/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
best miso eggplant!
The room is crisp and bright. What can I say but that I am a sucker for a waterfall window! The food was excellent, but most especially the miso eggplant. Also we had a wheat intolerant guest and they had gluten free soy sauce.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food. Large menu with
Great food. Large menu with many many choices and a large bar selection. great service. Great food. Upper West Side Japanese Gem!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed our meals. Wine just OK- tasted a touch stale, maybe? Sashimi was really fresh. Big thumbs up on the seaweed salad. Will go again.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was exquisite! I highly recommend this restaurant for an after work dinner or a date.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
You will feel very welcome
I love the way I was treated by the restaurant associates. They are very professional and sweet – the price is good and the quality is great.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM