worth every penny and moreThe omakase selection for $45 was AMAZING! Incredibly fresh with a wide variety of selections and preparations. Started with delicate gyoza and a creamy monkfish appetizer. The green tea crepe cake with red bean for dessert was light and flavorful. Service was attentive without being overbearing. The only thing I would change would be the dining room set up. Our five entrees could barely fit on the small table and my chair rested against the guy behind me even with me pulled in alI the way. I will definitely be back!6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMBetter than GariThis is the new "Best Japanese Restaurant on the UWS".6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic Lunch, great restaurantI highly recommend this sushi place. All the dishes are outstanding and the prices extremely reasonable. Friendly service, etc.. You can't go wrong.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMWow! Amazing! Amazing!The best, and I mean the best sushi place I ate in. CHEAP and AMAZING. You can't go wrong. The Toro Tartar for $14 is to die for.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely our favorite stopDefinitely our favorite stop for sushi in our neighborhood!6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a hitSushi is always fresh, always DELICIOUS, and service is always fast. I eat here multiple times a week, can't get enough!6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMthis was our third visit andthis was our third visit and with each ensuing one, it just gets better and better. very fresh sushi beautifully prepared and presented
with attentive service and fair prices. what a good formula.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good, basic JapaneseNo exotic special rolls, not very fancy presentation. Basic, very tasty, fresh sushi. Exceeded our expectations. When you want some good sushi on the UWS, this is the place to go.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA very pleasant surprise.A very pleasant surprise. Excellent sushi at very good prices. Lunch specials are extremely good values5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMHands down, our favorite sushi spotMy husband and I found Sushi Yasaka a few months ago - with the help of some Yelp interviews. We have been back 4 times since. It's some of the finest sushi and sashimi we've had, and the omakase is consistently outstanding.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best sushi place in UWSThey provide good quality sushi with a reasonable price. The lunch special is great value.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMone of the best "traditional"one of the best "traditional" sushi restaurants in the city. Fish is always fresh, wait staff very polite and courteous.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently great. GWe have eaten at Sushi Yasuda at least a 10 times and have had a great dining experience each time. I highly recommend the omakase, but the sashimi deluxe is also excellent, and so is the toro appetizer. The mushroom appetizer is also very tasty. We order from here quite a bit as well, but I find the sushi tastes so much better when you eat in.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, reasonableExcellent food, reasonable prices. Service is friendly, prompt, efficient. Small place, can get crowded esp. on weekends. Also very good for lunch. Crowd tends to be young, and includes many Japanese.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMSamuraiswordHaving been to Sushi Yasaka for about year. Serving always consistent quality menu items. Sushi/Sashimi item is the one of the best in Upper West Side and some appetizers(both kitchen and sushi bars) is also very well done. Yasaka also serves very good Tempura items, so don't forget order them too. As for the dessert, Greentea Millcrepe is a great item to finish with your dinner.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best tempura and sushiThe best tempura and sushi you can find outside of Japan. Everytime I'm in New York City, I must stop at Sushi Yasaka.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMSparkling fresh sushi preparedSparkling fresh sushi prepared beautifully. Very good service. Seated as soon as we arrived. Not a single negative.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food at Sushi Yasaka isThe food at Sushi Yasaka is nothing short of superb. It is consistently very good...some of the best Japanese in the city! Wemeatvhere at least once a week and it is definitely our "go to restaurant" when we are hungry for Japanese.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMSunday night dinner, aroundSunday night dinner, around 6:30pm. The place was full and we needed the reservation.
The adults got a pretty big sashimi plate and the large omakase, which was around a dozen pieces of sushi, plus a couple pieces of sashimi, plus a maki roll. It was not quite fall-over-in-amazement-good, but was really quite good. The kids enjoyed edamame and a couple of hand rolls. They were accommodating of the kids slicing their rolls into 8 more manageable pieces instead of 6, and generally fussing over them a bit (which they enjoyed).
Our eyes were a bit bigger than our stomachs and one of the kids was getting pretty tired, but the staff wrapped up whatever pieces we hadn't eaten, and got us our check quickly.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMReally enjoyed everythingReally enjoyed everything we ordered. The wait staff was very pleasant and earnest and very good about refilling tea and water, but uneven in its presentation of dishes for a group of five people. The timing was off, as the starters and mains weren't presented to everyone at once, but in dribs and drabs. Doesn't mean we won't come back, but it's an area for improvement. Dishes we had included tuna & avocado in fresh wasabi soy sauce, beef negimaki, miso soup, sashimi appetizer, yaki salmon donburi, sushi deluxe, salmon teriyaki, grilled shrimp & avocado salad, green tea ice cream. No complaints with anything we ordered.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMFood is the best thing & worth it!Some of the best sushi I've had in a long time. Service is ok. You're crammed in a little tight. Definitely make a reservation. A little noisy, but nothing you can do about that. Bottom line, the food was outstanding.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMWhy did I walk by for a year!?What a find. I hav walked by it for a year. Mistake! Fresh sushi, friendly staff!3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMSome of the best sushi inSome of the best sushi in NYC, I've had since moving here from 14 years in Japan.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat value for moneyAbsolutely loved the sushi! Great value for money, nice place!3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThis place has amazing sushiThis place has amazing sushi and sashimi. Very fresh, well prepared, with quick and attentive service. I will definitely be returning!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMSecond time and it was justSecond time and it was just as good as the first experience.2/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat menu with a lot of interestinGreat menu with a lot of interesting combinations.1/17/2013 12:00:00 AM