Sushi Yasaka
Sushi Yasaka

Sushi Yasaka

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sushiyasaka.com/
  • Phone: 2124968460
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday - Saturday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese
  • Executive Chef: Mitch N. Shinohara
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Delivery, Takeout
  • Catering: Sushi Yasaka would be happy to cater your next corporate affair.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: West End and Broadway
  • Public Transit: 72 St (1, 2, 3) 79 St (1, 2) 66 St - Lincoln Center (1, 2)
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Street or private lot.
A word from Sushi Yasaka
We serve high quality and tasty delicacies made with organic ingredients. To satisfy our customer’s taste buds, we look for the best raw ingredients tirelessly from local farmers. We serve various kinds of fish. They are all carefully chosen from the fish market each morning. All fish are sliced in traditional style that preserves the original flavor and texture. Our executive chef, Mr. MITCH N. SHINOHARA, who is also a Japanese culinary instructor specialist, prepares every dish. From choosing the rice and seaweed to the decoration of plate, each dish is the demonstration of our dedications to customers. We strive for the recognition as a customer-oriented restaurant through our delicious food, enthusiastic services and serenading environment. We are looking forward to serving you and hope you will have a wonderful dining experience with us.
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Sushi Yasaka reviews from OpenTable diners
216 reviews since May 22, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.5
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (139)fit for foodies (92)great for lunch (58)hot spot (24)special occasion (22)romantic (19)good for groups (16)kid-friendly (12)late-night find (11)great for brunch (6)great for outdoor dining (4)Show More
  • Amazing Sushi and All-Around Menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    This place is a gem. Go, eat and be merry. The sushi and sashimi is fresh, the service is quick and pleasant and the prices can't be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very good value
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    After Gari the best sushi in the UWS. At about half the price, its hard to beat.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    The fish is just such high quality here. Don't expect any of the fancy rolls, but just incredible simple rolls showcasing amazing fresh fish. They are always packed, so a reservation is recommended. I really like the Miyabi as it gives you some sushi, some incredible sashimi, and a roll, but my favorite roll has to be the toro scallion (negi toro) which is just perfection.... On a Saturday night it is quite busy - even with a reservation we had to wait 10 minutes, but the service was terrific, we never felt rushed and.... well the food is just SO good!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Love this place!
    Zach
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    Sushi Yasaka is my favorite sushi place in NYC! Fresh sushi, great prices -- I will come here for sushi every chance I get. It gets crowded, so I'd recommend a reservation, and the service isn't always the friendliest, but I love love love the food!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good, reliable & reasonable
    RayUWSVIP
    Dined on 9/2/2014
    I've been eating here for years and am always happy with great sushi, a nice selection, and reasonable prices.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • One of the best sushi places in UWS
    sushi4me
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Highly recommend Sushi Yasaka to those who enjoy fresh seafood. The food came quickly and our wait help was attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • loud, good for friends
    tmateoc
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Would not recommend this place for a date, but was great for a night out with friends. Too loud to be romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A great find
    foodie65
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Sushi Yasaka is an excellent Japanese restaurant - high quality sushi at modest prices. Also a great unfiltered saki which added to the enjoyment of the meal. Suggest going early because it gets really busy as the night goes on.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great when in a rush!
    Kelly
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    Went here about an hour and a half before my train back to D.C and they were quick and got me in and out within 45 minutes. The food was great and the ambience of the restaurant felt very chic. I'll definitely return here for sushi when I'm in New York again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time wonderful
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had reservations for Saturday night and no wait at all. The grilled shrimp and avacado salad with wasabi dressing was delicious - wish I could have brought that dressing home. We ordered three different sushi rolls and the Omakase which was excellent. Service was attentive but not bothersome. Definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi lunch special
    ricenoodleswine
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I've come to sushi Yasaka many times for their lunch special and had been wanting to come back for dinner for quite some time. My boyfriend and I have always tried to walk in for dinner with no luck...we finally got smart and made reservations. We shared a sushi deluxe and 3 extra rolls, a glass of wine each, and left spending under $60! A great deal for an amazing meal. We're sushi lovers and this place was such a great date night spot and we'll be making many more memories during dinner (and lunch) here.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Once a month is not enough....
    54thfoodieVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    We love this restaurant and try to visit every month, at minimum...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • cheap is expensive
    cheapisexpensive22
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    After reading about Yasaka, was glad to know there was a sushi bar near to where I lived that appeared to have a good reputation, was I wrong. The sushi was poor, took too long, sushi sat on the serving board , not served piece by piece as it is in all fine sushi bars that serve omakases as we ordered, uni tasted like ammonia, the nori on our ti-maki rolls was like rubber, not crisp as it sat on the trat too long ,not served piece by piece. The worst part was the fish was warm and not fresh. In spending 175.00 for 2 people , a waste of sushi, I should of went to my sushi place(neta/15 east) where I spend more money to get the experience. Cheap is expensive.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • CarcarVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Omakase was divine and a steal for $45 per person. We sat at the sushi bar and the head chef served the Omakase piece by piece. He explained what's in each piece as he served it. I would definitely come back and recommend to my friends.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our savior
    Yuyo
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Last Sunday we did not know what to cook at home, so we decided to go outside for a sushi dinner and we found this little gem. It's a little restaurant and the food is awesome. The personal were overwhelmed by the customers, but I think that's because it was Sunday and really late- our reservation was at 21:00-.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Top notch sushi
    FoodieFamilyVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    We had the omakase (chef's choice) sushi and everything was super fresh and delicious. The uni was a standout., and so was the toro and the king salmon. An Upper West Side gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always fantastic sushi
    Snickers
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Have been here over a dozen times and have always enjoyed the meal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful restaurant; poor facility
    OllieStiles
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Went here for lunch and had the best sushi I have ever had (excepting Jiro in Tokoyo). Returned for dinner two days later and the sushi, while superb, was kind of sloppily put together. The restaurant is almost unbearably tight when crowded. Despite having made reservations, we did have to wait 25 minutes for the worst table in the house. Conclusion: go for the sushi, be prepared for the poor ambience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi on uws
    ST13
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    hands down the best sushi place on the uws if not ny - everything is fresh, prices are good, nothing is overcomplicated.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    SethT
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    The Upper West side has lacked really good Japanese food for a long time, but no more! Definitely worth a trip. Very fresh and high quality sushi and sashimi and excellent dishes like tempura.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Sushi.But very noisy
    JanDVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food is terrific. You must have a reservation as the place is small and crowded. Also very noisy. Good location - between Lincoln Center and the Museum of Natural History
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Excellent sushi
    West74StFoodGuy
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Continues to be excellent sushi restaurant now extremely crowded at dinner and sometimes lunch also. Definitely beginning to suffer from its own success. Example: there is now a new second maitre d type guy in the front who is something out of the Japanese mafia. These guy doesn't belong in a restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • why make a reservation?
    Hipfamilygal
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    This is my third time there. Food is always good, if you can wait. This time, after an hour wait and an indifferent host, I gave up on waiting for my reservation. There are too many restaurants to wait for that. Went to Momoya for better food and service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • First time experiencing this!
    Kimchee02VIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I can't really write a review because I never got to dine in at Sushi Yasaka. I personally like to come to this place. However, yesterday, the restaurant called me an hour before my reservation and left a message that their kitchen lights were not working. I am looking forward to visit Sushi Yasaka sometime soon.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • a go-to spot
    jodi
    Dined on 8/2/2014
    The food is good, service is good, I like it there. The staff is always friendly. The prices are really good. Kind of surprised they charge for a tiny dish of ponzu.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great restaurant
    harlemfoodie
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    As always, a neighborhood gem with wonderful sushi and ambience.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Second time here
    ArthurJacobVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    If anything, dinner was even better. Excellent sushi and outstanding service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • good sushi and noise
    owendavisVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Crowded space, low ceilings, good sushi, good neighborhood spot.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 4Abite
    Dined on 7/28/2014
    Sushi and Sashimi were excellent and the service was spot on. Soba noodles were a bit overdone and the vegetable tempura was a mixed bag- a great variety of veggies; some pieces done perfectly with a light crispy coating while other pieces were heavy with batter and greasy. Will definitely go back. The sushi was worth it and the service so good.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi
    FoodAM
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    Good food and reasonably price, I would highly recommend the salmon and avo bowl...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fresh, consistent, comforting
    WestSideFoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    We are a family of four, so finding a place that is kid-friendly but goes beyond the usual 'safe' children's options is really needed. Sushi Yasaka consistently offers strong food with enough surprises and ingenuity to keep us coming back. The sushi omakase is always a delight. The restaurant itself is not big enough to offer a lot of variety of seating (there is a sushi bar in addition to tables). Would not recommend it for an out-to-impress date, but keep it on the list for those comforting outings with enduring friends.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great sushi on UWS
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    Really great sushi - nice staff - good service - highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Sushi
    JanDVIP
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    The food is great here and everything is really fresh. It's a pleasure to eat here for lunch when it's less crowded and less noisy
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great sushi
    Rena
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I am *such* a fan of the sushi here. The fish is incredibly fresh and melts in your mouth. And it's reasonably priced, especially for Manhattan (referring to the lunch special). I had it for lunch yesterday and I've been craving it since. I wanna come back to this place again and again. This place is also pretty good for parties because they have good options for people who are not in the mood for sushi. No, I'm not talking about chicken teriyaki or bento box. Here you have options like the ribeye steak or organic grilled chicken with the lunch specials. Tip: Try the botan shrimp sushi. It is unlike ANY shrimp sushi you've ever tasted before! I usually hate raw shrimp, but this type of shrimp is so soft and smooth.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    AwesomeVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Incredible as always. Keeps on getting busier. Spectacular fish.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Just the best in the West!
    54thfoodieVIP
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Ten wonderful visits in six months...We love this restaurant, very good food, service and prices. I met my wife and this restaurant on the West Side and I love them both.....
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  • good quality for its price
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Surprised with the quality of the food with the pricing level. Lunches were great value
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  • delicious & very fresh fish!
    shellbeemsVIP
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    loved the omakaze at the sushi bar! excellent value, highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Avoid the Boston roll
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    The sushi selection was limited and just OK. I got the Boston roll which contained a good amount of crab shell. Overall, don't recommend.
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  • Awesome
    w10btsh
    Dined on 7/16/2014
    Their lunch menu is awesome, definitely worth the price! Strongly recommend this place for lunch
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.