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Atami Japanese Restaurant

4.2
32 reviews
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$30 and under
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Japanese
Top Tags:
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Great for Lunch
  • Kid-friendly

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About

Atami Japanese Fusion brings a delectable menu to the Upper East Side. Using the freshest ingredients available, this restaurant will quickly grow into one of your favorites.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Japanese, Asian
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Hours of operation


Lunch:
Monday - Friday: 11:30am -4:30pm
Saturday & Sunday: 12:30pm - 4:30pm

Dinner:
Daily: 4:30pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(212) 688-6868
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Between E. 61st and E. 62nd St.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Takeout
What 32 People Are SayingWrite a review
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
3.6
ambience
4.4
value
Noise · Quiet
90% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

Great food

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5.0Dined on July 5, 2017

Food is always excellent and service is fantastic

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4.0Dined on June 30, 2017

Great little neighborhood restaurant with resemble but very good Japanese good

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2017

Gone to Atami for years - great food great price friendly service as good as any sushi in N Y

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2017

Very good and fresh sushi!! I'll definitely be back for more!!

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2017

Best sushi in manhattan!

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2017

I am revising my review because I went there a second time and the sushi lover roll is really good. No rice, lot of fresh salmon and avocado! I did not use their sauce, it did not work well with it, which was already amazing as it was. I will be back soon to get another! the place it is not perfect but the value is good!
From the starters, the slices of salmon partially grilled dish was really good!
Overall Thumbs up!

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1.0Dined on January 21, 2017

Very bad ambiance. Old tables, old and broken dinnerwear.

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3.0Dined on December 3, 2016

Good soup and sushi. Service was good and the place was clean.

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2.0Dined on September 13, 2016

Based upon reviews we tried this restaurant. The food and service were ok. The rest of the experience was disappointing.
This was our first and last time here. Again, based on the reviews we expected a warm welcome and smiles...but when we walked in we were not even greeted and felt like we were intruding , although the place was empty. It is clearly a delivery favorite . We were given a tiny table right near to the phone. For the majority of our meal the hostess spoke with a regular who chatted loudly while waiting for his food.
The food was ok and the service was too fast and overrode our first course. The interior of the restaurant might have been nice once and has been sadly neglected, plus the overhead TV with a hockey game competed with the horrible piped in music.
The price was reasonable , but we would have been happy to pay more for a better experience. We will not be back.

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3.0Dined on August 24, 2016

Atami Japanese provides good staple Japanese food. Good sushi choices and kitchen items. We had the Salmon Skin salad which I've never seen offered anywhere and it was delicious. Highly recommend it.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2016

Wonderful casual Japanese restaurant. I order in and eat there weekly!

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1.0Dined on February 20, 2016

Saw it was 4 stars so decided to try it out. Definitely not 4 stars, sorry Atami

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4.0Dined on February 5, 2016

Good food, it was empty in there!

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4.0Dined on December 31, 2015

From the outside, the restaurant may look like one of non-Japanese sushi places, so our expectations were not high at the beginning. However, it was much better than expected and we will definitely go back. I mean we can get good sushi if we pay premium, but we can get good quality sushi at Atami for relatively reasonably. The service is very good as well.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2015

We very much enjoyed the food there. I will definitely come again. Prices are very attractive. Great place to have dinner in NYC.

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3.0Dined on December 18, 2015

Solid Japanese food at affordable price. Apparently is more of a takeout place as the delivery people constantly came in and out through the dining room every 5 to 7 minutes. Kid friendly as it was not very crowded and was very informal. No wow factor at all

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3.0Dined on July 5, 2015

Reading reviews I thought I was in for a treat. The place is ultra small and in dire need of a makeover. The Sushi was just average and there are so many better places to go to. All in all, skip this place and you won't be missing much

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5.0Dined on May 30, 2015

the quality of the sashimi, sushi and rolls well exceeds the price for the lunch offers. Highly recommended.

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4.0Dined on March 6, 2015

I stopped in for lunch, restaurant is small and crowded. Very creative menu for rolls and sushi and sashimi was extremely fresh. Preperation was excellent. I will definitely go back.

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3.0Dined on January 23, 2015

My wife and I grabbed dinner here the other night...The server was friendly and efficient...we were hungry and ordered appetizers with our drinks and they were out in less than 5 minutes. Our sushi was also made quickly and when we ordered a bit more, again it all went very smoothly. 2 beers each, starters and a fair amount of sushi ran us $85 with tip, which seems pretty reasonable. The rolls themselves are imaginative. I cannot say that the quality of the fish is superior...but again, for the price, it is very reasonable. This is a good, solid neighborhood joint, would try it again sometime.

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4.0Dined on December 28, 2014

We were early so it was very quiet initially but several tables filled up while we were there. Sushi and sashimi was excellent and portions were generous for NYC. Not a hip or upscale place which means it's perfect for us!

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4.0Dined on December 3, 2014

Sushi was excellent, a little hard to find but good.

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3.0Dined on June 3, 2014

Decent for the location. Came here before a movie.

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4.0Dined on March 21, 2014

Just in NY to do a bit of weekend wandering. No prior knowledge of the area or restaurant - did an OpenTable lookup based on proximity, review scan, and picked. Hit the spot perfectly.. small, quiet, friendly, good food, good value, pleasant atmosphere - just a very nice spot. Would recommend and would return. Now on our restaurant list of 'would go back'....

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2014

We just moved into the neighborhood and have been looking for our new favorite sushi spot. We have found it! Great food and very courteous service. You must try it!

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4.0Dined on January 15, 2014

We were so surprised how great this little place is. The service was great, the food and presentation was awesome.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2013

Good food, great price, fresh fish , come on .. What more can you ask for. Must go places in upper east side

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2013

Lots of good food there, their lunch is very ideal, $9 for a bento box and you get a whole entree size food. Sushi is very fresh and the qualities are top of the line. Definitely will come back again with friends

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5.0Dined on April 21, 2013

Has a very good dinner here - the bento box is a real value - ambiance very pleasant, service was very good and food delicious - will be back.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2013

It was great! Close by the neighborhood. Service was great, not pushy or rushed. Food was amazing for a great price!

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2013

Atami is a great little neighbourhood gem. The service was wonderful. The Sashimi Deluxe platter was a work of art! So impressive! And delicious, of course. We also got complimentary appetizers for Valentine's Day and the restaurant also gave all the female guests a red rose at the end of the night. It was a lovely gesture. The udon soup wasn't great either, it was just ok. My husband had the teriyaki chicken, which didn't look all that appetizing but he assured me it tasted ok. We would definitely come back again ans stick to the sushi and sashimi!

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