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Sushi Yasaka
Sushi Yasaka

Sushi Yasaka Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.sushiyasaka.com
  • Email: sushiyasaka251@gmail.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
  • "Our go-to place for fresh food we can't cook ourselves. Almost like being in Japan."
    Dined on 4/14/2014
  • "The best sushi place I've ever ate at. The omakase is spectacular I'm officially addicted!!"
    Dined on 4/13/2014
  • "The menu here is small but the quality of fish is just SUPERB. It is very reasonably priced! You're not going to get any crazy rolls here; make no mistake that it is a traditional spot, but everything is delicious. The fish in the rolls is of the highest quality -- we had several salmon avocado, yellowtail, and tuna avocado rolls at the time-- though it is definitely a place to consider getting Sashimi -- the Sashimi Deluxe plate wasn't an insane amount of food, but everything was super tasty. The waitstaff was super attentive, but doesn't impose at all, which is lovely. I'd recommend a reservation just to be safe (by the time we left there seemed to be quite a line), but it was also a friday evening. Highly recommended!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Nothing more to be said. Sushi Yasaka is a neighborhood gem with great prices and service, and even better food. My wife's and my go-to for a sushi date."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Sushi Yasaka is a serious Japanese restaurant on the Upper West Side. They serve exceptionally fresh and traditional sushi in an intimate, casual setting. The Ankimo was as good as any restaurant I've eaten it in Japan. The Uni melted in your mouth, like a sweet dessert. The Kumamoto oysters were terrific and as fresh as can be. This is my new favorite Sushi restaurant on the Upper West Side (Sorry Gari and Masa). Beware, this place gets packed! Make a reservation in advance, even if you're sitting at the sushi bar. Long lines even during week nights."
    Dined on 4/1/2014
  • "Good, delicious choices for all, including vegans. Highly recommend!"
    Dined on 3/27/2014
  • "I go to Sushi Yasaka for their wonderful and affordable lunch specials. They do a very brisk business there at lunch time with what is really a lot of good food for the money. I really like their Udon noodle soup combo which includes a small salad and a sushi roll of your choice plus a hot steamy bowl of really tasty and slurpy Udon noodle soup. I also really enjoy the chicken teriyaki lunch which come with small salad, miso soup, two little dim sum dumplings and very good chicken in light teriyaki sauce with a few veggies plus rice. A great deal!"
    Dined on 3/24/2014
  • "The restaurant is smaller than I thought, but is very clean. Sashimi is fresh and the fried tofu is great. Besides, this restaurant is recommended by a Japanese guy, so I suppose the food is authentic Japanese food, although the waiters and waitresses do not speak Japanese."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "i've come here 3 times and 3 times sat at the bar for the omakase. i would try the regular menu...watching the chefs prepare the a la carte stuff looks phenomenal, but i'm not ready to give up being surprised and delighted simultaneously yet. this place is not yet over crowded nor difficult to get a reservation for which tells me it's still a secret which is alright by me for nyc."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "One of our favorites...six visits and every one has exceeded our expectations...one of the best moderately priced sushi restaurants in the city...."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I work in the area and have been to Sushi Yasaka many times. You can't go wrong with this place. Most every item I have had has been excellent. The menu has a large selection and there is something for everyone. The sushi is very good, but you can have a perfectly fine dinner here with the rest of the menu."
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "Very Fresh Sushi! Omakase is the best! Toro TarTar is awesome! Black Cod Fish Filet amazing!"
    Dined on 3/17/2014
  • "We were 5 minutes late and they gave away our table. They got us in about 10-15 minutes later and the food was worth the wait!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Food is fresh and well presented. Fast service and consistent quality. Good choice if in the neighborhood. A few good vegan selections."
    Dined on 3/12/2014
  • "After being at this restaurant several times and recommending it to many friends, I was shocked by how poor of an experience I just had. This was purely because my friend had asked for more ginger, as did I, because we ordered 3 rolls and they give a minimal amount. When the waitress said it would be an extra charge, we were surprised, but willing to pay. However, what got us was that she went over to the manager and staff to complain about our request because they all starred at us as she complained. When I called the manager over to see what the problem is, he was awful and told us off - they also canceled my reservation in the system because maybe they thought I couldn't write this review. I will not be going back and neither should you."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "If it's not the best sushi in the Upper West, it's certainly up there."
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "This is a neighborhood place that you cannot get into without a reservation, no matter what day of the week. That's because the food is terrific and so is the value. We wound up going twice in a week, it was that good. Sushi is fresh and the seaweed salad unlike any other we've ever had because it's large and contains different types of seaweed. Prices are low and quality is high. What more could you want? Service is good but they do rush you out. That's because there's always a line out the door."
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "I love going to Sushi Yasaka with my friends. Their sushi and sashimi plates always satisfy me. I also like their dessert selections! Lady M cakes, you have to try it at least once in your life time!"
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Came here for lunch and was surprised at how many choices there were for the lunch specials. The prices were beyond fair and the portions were very generous. Definitely coming back here again!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "fresh fish, very reasonable prices, good portion size"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I'm used to having to go to midtown to get sushi as fresh as this. It was beautifully prepared, and the service was really lovely. Can't wait to go back"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Found this on yahoo - photos online looked unassuming, we didnt expect much but wanted to break away from our usual columbus ave haunts. So glad we did! Fish was really fresh unusual and tasty. My husband ordered sashimi which he said was unbelievable and I had the tempura lunch box. Incredible value at $12. Miso soup, salad, shrimp and veg tempura, 2 shrimp shumai and 6 tuna rolls plus rice etc. Everything was wonderful! Had a great $8 Malbec too. Try it you won't regret it."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "took my girlfriend here for a valentines day lunch. food was delicious and inexpensive, and we had a nice time. service was professional, and the place was clean. portions are good sizes. something i didnt know was they close from 3-5 to prepare for dinner, and all the staff take a break. you can continue sitting and eating and stuff, but you have to sit down and order before 3 if you coming for lunch."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My fiancee and I came here for a Valentines Day dinner. (There wasn't a special menu or anything; she just wanted sushi.) We ordered the tempura omakase and the chef's special sushi omakase and both were delicious, though we agreed that the sushi was overpriced ($45 for 12 pieces of nigiri and one maki, compared to $28 for similar size non-chef's choice plates). Still, we would definitely go back -- the food was very tasty, the service was quick and friendly, the ambiance was charming, and the location is great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "literally the best sushi I have had in a while. Gone 4 or 5 times and always is fresh and the wait staff is great."
    Dined on 2/10/2014
  • "Non pretentious sushi restaurant. Great value for money."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "We had a reservation on a busy Friday and were seated very quickly. Helpful and pleasant waitress. The miso soup was delicious. My companion and i each ordered the omakase even as we wondered how the restaurant could produce a twelve course menu for less than $50. The answer is that all 12 pieces are served at the same time. While everything was VERY good, the pieces we ate first tasted a little better than the ones we ate later. Some of the nuances got lost. I will definitely return but, if I intend to have only sushi, I will try to sit at the sushi bar. Also, be aware of the sake prices. If this sounds as though I am complaining, I am not. This restaurant serves an amazing value with a lot of smiles. I wish it was in my neighborhood!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "I really enjoy going to Sushi Yasaka thanks to their generous lunch specials. You can get a miso soup or salad, sushi roll AND a main course for a very reasonable price. The service is really good and the food is excellent. Their udon combo is the perfect thing for these cold snowy days. Thick ropey yummy udon noodles in rich savory broth with a fried fish ball and a sushi roll of your choice is guaranteed to warm you up and fill you up and all for a great price."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Their lunch specials are an amazing deal for the quality of the food."
    Dined on 2/3/2014
  • "There are not too many high quality sushi places on the Upper West Side. This is one of them. Very basic decor but clean and efficient. Excellent choices for lunch specials. We will be back for sure."
    Dined on 2/2/2014
  • "The Sushi was great. While there was not a large selection of specialty rolls, everything we had was fresh and flavorful. The staff was attentive as well. We made a reservation and we were glad we did, on a Saturday night, many people were waiting to get in. Finally, the prices were very reasonable for the quality, we will definitely return."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "I love this place and when I die this is were I want to spend eternity...excellent food, attentive service, reasonable prices, what are you waiting for?"
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "Sushi Yasaka has amazing sushi. I have had other sushi on the UWS side that I always think is good, but when I eat at Yasaka, I realize what great sushi tastes like. The rolls are fantastic, the sushi is fantastic. I have heard the sake is good, but I haven't tried it. You will probably see other reviews talking about having to wait despite having a reservation. This is very true. I waited 15 minutes even with a reservation, but the food is worth it. Granted, this was at 7:30 on a Friday night."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "I recently went here for my birthday and we ordered the omakase. It was amazing! We each got 12 different pieces of sushi (nigiri style) plus one maki roll. Each piece tasted better than the one before it and I didn't want the meal to end! This was some of the freshest, most tender fish I've ever tasted. I live on the UES but this was definitely worth the trip across the park. Will definitely be back!"
    Dined on 1/19/2014
  • "I've had trouble finding a good quality yet more affordable sushi spot in the UWS, and Sushi Yasaka definitely is the place. Everything was very fresh, expertly made and just super tasty. The specials seem like a good deal, so I'll definitely be back. The only downside was our waiter who was serving tables at the far end of the restaurant, so we had to wait a while to get our food, which was prepared and waiting ready in front of us seated at the sushi bar."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "友達に連れられて初めて食べたちらし寿司はネタも良くて満足でしたのでその後何度か他の友人と食べに行きましたが 201年1月10日にランチにちらし寿司を食べに行ったらおすしが瀬戸物の中ぐらいのボールに詰めて出されて来たのをみて がっかりしました。今まで4年近くNYにくらしていますがこんなボールでちらし寿司を出されたのは初めててす。 申し訳ありませんがもう決していかなて良いと決心しました。 ウエートレスも食べたらすぐかたずけてデザートメニューをおいていらないと云ったらすぐチェックをポンとテーブルに置いて 「一丁あがり」で笑顔になれませんでした。"
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Dined on Jan 8 and must have been an off night or maybe the chef/owners changed ? Sushi was NOT GOOD tonight. Tasteless, and dried out. Chicken appetizer was tasteless and UNDERCOOKED. Change to Japanese plum wine NOT a good one. "Manager did not seem to have time to talk to me. This was my FAVORITE restaurant for dining at least once a week. Not sure if I will go back."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Last night was my 5th visit in the last two months, each time I invited guests and everyone loved it. This restaurant is a dream come true...I look forward to returning in two weeks...."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I've bee there @10 times and the food is always good. It was full on a Mon @ lunch. @ night it's Very noisy but @ lunch tome not too bad"
    Dined on 1/6/2014
  • "It was impossible to talk: we had to shout at each other, and even then we could barely make out what the other was saying. I wound up with a sore throat..."
    Dined on 1/6/2014