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
204 reviews since June 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.4
    Service4.1
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (128)fit for foodies (90)great for lunch (46)hot spot (22)special occasion (21)good for groups (18)romantic (18)kid-friendly (10)late-night find (8)great for brunch (5)great for outdoor dining (2)Show More
  • Good value for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/20/2014
    I love to go to Sushi Yasaka for lunch because of their wonderful lunch specials like the chicken teriyaki tray where you get miso soup, salad, 2 shrimp dumplings and a generous portion of chicken with veggies and rice. The price is terrific and the meal is always tasty. Be sure and make a reservation as the place is so popular.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ChefHRS
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Superb sushi and unusual side dishes in a funky atmosphere
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • one of the best sushi restaurant
    takosuke
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    This place, you get what you paid, and best sushi restaurant though other meals are very good too. fishes it uses were so fresh and good. We go with friends, family, birthday or special occasion, etc. etc. etc.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent sushi restaurant
    dkfcleve
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Excellent sushi at this very Upper West Side eatery. Be sure to make reservations at popular dinner hours. A bit noisy for oldsters, but the food, service and quality of sushi is unbeatable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very fresh sushi, GREAT value
    JackiegVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Very happy to find such fresh sushi at such reasonable prices. Not the most creative or the most inventive-but really really good. Food was FRESH. And the value was outstanding. Will definitely come back here when I am in the area. Service was fast as well. Overall very impressed and we are a bit of sushi snobs :) nice work yasaka! Worth the hype.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great neighborhood find!
    BazyVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    Two friends recommended this restaurant, and we finally went-- it was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great value for money
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    Food and price and very good. Service is fair. The place was crowded and quite noisy (Wednesday night).
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unorganized host, otherwise good
    Hangryhannah
    Dined on 10/1/2014
    We made our reservation for 8:30pm and were not seated until 8:55! No apology or ANYTHING from the host or wait staff. Otherwise a good experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • tokyoitefishfight
    Dined on 9/30/2014
    I grew up in Japan, and it's always annoyed me how expensive Japanese restaurants are in NYC. Back home you can get fresh sashimi and well-executed sushi without costing an arm and a leg. Well Yakasa is just like back home - quality fish, a great variety of sashimi, humble authenticity and affordability. I could come back here every week, for the food and the price point. It's a gem that I'm almost reluctant to share with others!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very fresh and appealing sushi
    lynn
    Dined on 9/29/2014
    A plus for taking reservations which were honored on time. (It's bet to make a reservation via Open Table, for the restaurant gets very crowded.) We ordered an extensive assortment of selection of sushi (rolls and individual pieces), hand rolls, some uni, egg, steamed pork dumplings. All very tasty. The sake we ordered was superior to what we've had in other Japanese restaurants. the only problem is that it's also a very noisy restaurant, so anyone looking for a romantic place would be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cheap Does Not Mean Good
    AboveparVIP
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Arrived for a 9:00 reservation. At 9:15 it was last call, kitchen was closing. Ordered Omagasi Tasting (Chef's Choice). I was told they were sold out. How could an item with no specific fish or roll be sold out? Ordered a lobster tempura roll, came dry, we were told no rolls had any sauce. My wife ordered chicken tempura, it was spicy? , and grossly over cooked. I can only figure that people come here because it is cheap. We eat sushi several times a month and I have only had a worse experience only once in Tom's River, NJ (not a meca for fine dining). Save your money and go to a real sushi place run by Japanese people. When we expressed our concerns they could care less.
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  • tip
    20010
    Dined on 9/28/2014
    Found it a bit weird that I couldn't decide my tip rate? On the receive I got, it had already 18% tips included.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Eleven visits and still nwonderful
    54thfoodieVIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Consistently very good food, service and pricing. We enjoy this restaurant at least once a month and consider it one of the best values in Manhattan.....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always Pleasing
    home2cookVIP
    Dined on 9/23/2014
    We have been to Sushi Yasaka many times and always find the food delicious.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The service is impeccable, they are attentive and quick. If your a fan of great sushi for great prices, this is the place for you!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fresh sushi etc.
    Cather123VIP
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    This is my go-to place in the neighborhood. The fish outshines all other attempts at sushi on the upper west side. The place is crowded but with good reason, as the prices are very cheap relative to the quality of the food. My friends were upset that they wouldn't seat them until the party was complete (we were early). They forgave them after the food arrived.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
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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
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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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good sushi option on UWS
    michele
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Solid spot on the UWS. Prices were reasonable and selection seemed slightly more authentic than your typical NYC place. I got sea urchin with the sushi regular, which I've never tried before. Would definitely go back if my plans took me there, but my go-to for this area is still Momoya.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
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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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    • Ambiance
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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
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    • Ambiance
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    • 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
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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.
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    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
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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
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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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best sushi on uws
    ST13VIP
    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
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    • 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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Sushi at a Great Price
    sushiaholic
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Definitely make a reservation if you want to eat here because this place is always packed for dinner - but with good reason! Super fresh at a good price. Will definitely be going here again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent sushi
    West74StFoodGuyVIP
    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
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.