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Sushi Yasaka
Sushi Yasaka

Sushi Yasaka Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sushiyasaka.com
  • Phone: (212) 496-8460
  • 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/28/2014
  • "Good food and reasonably price, I would highly recommend the salmon and avo bowl..."
    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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Really great sushi - nice staff - good service - highly recommend!"
    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"
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Incredible as always. Keeps on getting busier. Spectacular fish."
    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....."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Surprised with the quality of the food with the pricing level. Lunches were great value"
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Their lunch menu is awesome, definitely worth the price! Strongly recommend this place for lunch"
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Great sushi and great prices. Everything is fresh and delicious."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Absolutely hands down my favourite go to sushi place in NYC."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The is my favorite neighborhood restaurant & it never disappoints. It's amazingly affordable for a high end omakase restaurant."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "It is hard to find good sushi at reasonable prices, and I love Sushi Yasaka for this. The Sushi Deluxe is the best deal around, with very 9 pieces of very fresh fish plus a roll for about $20. The rolls are great, so dinner can be just over $10 for 2 fantastic rolls. I've been to so many places around the UWS and Morningside Heights that are moderately priced but the fish tastes old... but Sushi Yasaka is fantastic!"
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Just good. Went for lunch. Good prices but sushi was just so so. I thought the fish was just too warm and I just do not like sushi at room temperature ."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "My neighborhood has a restaurant to boast about. Great service, amazing fresh fish, the best seaweed salad. Can't wait to go back."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Lunch an especially good value. Chirashi for me, the salmon combo for my wife."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Excellent raw fish. Greasy Tempura. Much too noisy!"
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "Nice decor and atmosphere, delicious king salmon and umi, and very tasty soba noodles. Sadly, the spicy tuna and spicy salmon rolls were lacking. It was more like eating a mayo on rice, we could barely taste any fish. If it wasn't for that we would definitely come back. Otherwise average place, decent sushi. Guess you get what you pay for."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "I went here with a group of 4 people, one of whom is a finicky sushi eater (re: they don't like raw fish), and it was a great experience. Everything was fresh and delicious. Our finicky friend had ample choices (even though they found they enjoyed the raw items too), so Sushi Yasaka will appeal to many different eaters. The service was great and the atmosphere, though it has a standard restaurant look, was lively and vibrant."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Fresh sushi with quality and variety comparable to the better known (and more expensive) places. Order "omakase" to get the chef's picks of the day's best."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "What a surprise , this is my new favorite sushi restaurant. Fish was fresh and tasty, rice perfect! Enjoyed everything!"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "It is such a nice feeling when you can feel Japan without going on a 13-hour flight. Their sushi is amazing!! You must try!! My favorite menu is Chirashi lunch."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "They have a $45 omakase that allows for accommodation. Despite the low price, the presentation and quality is absolutely beautiful and thoughtful. Service is solicitous and gracious, even for single diners."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Good Japanese food and excellent service in this busy local restaurant."
    Dined on 6/23/2014
  • "Sushi Yasaka never disappoints. The fish is always fresh and practically melts in your mouth! There is nothing romantic or trendy about this place, it really is just for people who appreciate amazing sushi!"
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Sushi Yasaka is consistently good and reasonably priced. It's just the kind of place we need in the neighborhood. Unfortunately, other places like it were closed because of condo and other construction. Thankfully we have Sushi Yasaka."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Always very very fresh and delicious. We had a reservation and the table was ready. I love sushi and this place hits the mark."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "This place serves some of the best sushi around at the best prices possible. The mini-omakase at $24 is some of the most delicious fish available. They also have a larger plate for larger eaters, or those who can't get enough of the extraordinarily high quality served here. Comparable to the high priced places near the UN. I almost hate to write this review because it's already difficult to get in...."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The sushi is exceptional. I've never tasted anything like it, but then I'm only nine and am exploring life and food. The waitress was very patient and helped us select just the right food."
    Dined on 6/12/2014
  • "The food was actually not bad, but the service is aweful. I would not go back there again because of the rude service. I did not get tea nor dish for soy sauce much after food was served. Of course I had to ask. Then appetizer came. I should get them without asking. Any restaurant business should know customers go back not just for food, nice service as well."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "This restaurant was a quite positive surprise. The decor is ascetic, but the food is far better than the decor might suggest. Sushi was really good and at very reasonable prices. Definitely would love to come back. "
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Server was uneducated in product-Chef's prepare inconsistent food-management does not care. Save your money and go somewhere else"
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "I've been living in the City for a year now and Sushi Yasaka is one of the rare places that make me want to ride the subway for one hour to go and eat there. I went there a couple of time before and found it amazing, so I took my parents, visiting from France. It was their first Japanese restaurant and they loved it. I could'nt think my father would love japanese food, but he did. My mother liked it so much that she reordered makis roll as desert... But their mille crepe is amazing too. Service is great, food is amazing, just go and you won't be disapointed."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Being a michelin star guide enthusiast I must say Yasaka definitely deserves one, each plate kept on getting better, and I must say the desserts were among the top we had all around the world. "
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Arrived on-time for our 19:45 reservation for two. The place was PACKED. Once sat down, the server was quick and attentive to take our order. I had the Miyabi and my friend two rolls. For the pricing point and quality of food, the Miyabi was excellent. Definitely on par with quality with the "usual sushi" places in Tokyo, but noticeable for frequent sushi eaters. I want to try again, perhaps the omakase, but the assorted "combos" they have in the menu appear sufficient."
    Dined on 6/3/2014
  • "Maybe this what the UWS has to offer in terms of Sushi. My advice would simply be don't go for sushi on the UWS. I would absolutely not go back again."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Thus far, Sushi Yasaka has the most melt in your mouth sushi that I have tasted in NYC."
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "The food is good, particularly the sushi and sashimi. But the receptionist is very impolite. No smile at all. She should know she is in service industry. Smiling face is very important."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "Great Japanese food at reasonable prices with great service and nice, comfortable, low key ambiance."
    Dined on 5/28/2014