This restaurant added safety precaution details

This includes info about cleaning, sanitizing, social distancing, and usage of personal protective equipment. Learn more.

Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

4.6
icon/ic_reviewCreated with Sketch.
655 Reviews
icon/ic_price_rangeCreated with Sketch.
$50 and over
icon/ic_cuisineCreated with Sketch.
Japanese
Located on the bustling Lower East Side, Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya offers an eclectic menu, including a sushi bar with fresh fish flown in daily from Japan, award-winning Fried Chicken, Japanese small plates, and innovative entrees. Offering a full bar and extensive wine and sake list. We are serving our menu on our outdoor terrace. We have gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options.
avatar copy

Private Dining

Book your next event with us

View details

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Clean menu provided to every guest
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Social Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Personal Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
What 655 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.6based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.5
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
86% of people would recommend it to a friend
Sort by
Filters
R
Russki
London
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice sushi place with good outdoor mezzanine space to enjoy some great Sushi. Good for a summer's evening.

VF
vipValerieF
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very attentive service, amazing food

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall1food3service1ambience4

This dining experience works among the worst I have ever had in NYC. Food for the table was ordered via your personal smartphone from a cryptic menu that gave no description for the options being ordered. 6 different types of chefs platters were available with different prices.. what was in the chefs platter? Why were the prices different? No one knows because there was not one server that was assigned to the table so we couldn’t ask questions. That’s okay, we took the dive and ordered mystery items along with a bottle of sake on our smart phones and each paid and tipped before even a glass of water arrived. This was a mistake because 45 minutes later, we still had not received the edamame appetizer or the bottle of sake. After flagging someone down to ask about the sake and food status, the man walked off mid sentence and we were again sitting and starting at each other wondering why we ever chose this restaurant. It was a bit like being stuck in prison without actually being stuck because an hour in with no food, we really just wanted to leave - but we had paid and tipped upon ordering so leaving felt wasteful. Wish there was a way to retroactively take back the tip for the complete absence of service, but there is not. So, be warned - Blue Ribbon in a COVID world has NOT figured out how to operate so stay far far away.

JS
vipJayS
New York Area
54 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great to be out!! Need to word on the ordering/payment app. Was odd and not smooth. Needed to fully Apple Pay for each drink. Seemed like a big waste of Apple % dollars not going to the restaurant. WTF?

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a great experience! The terrace was really pretty especially when it started getting dark. We had a couple of drinks and sushi. It was a bit pricey, but to be honest, it was worth it especially since it felt like old times before COVID-19.

L
vipLeia
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They had limited staff with limited services and limited ingredients. After trying their online menu and understanding that we couldn’t get any special requests in - we left and took our it business elsewhere.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Contactless service was great. Order through your phone.

SA
SophiaA
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very respectful of Covid 19 Dining Guidelines and went out of their way to make our table feel comfortable with the new environment we are living in. Everyone was wearing a mask, all orders are placed on your phone to minimize contact and everything was disinfected once diners were finished eating. I was very impressed, will definitely be coming again very soon.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2020
Overall2food3service1ambience1

It was blistering hot, they do not have their outdoor dining ready for visitors yet... did not feel proper at all.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Employees were very great during this hard time. Extremely helpful and attentive.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place, the food is amazing!

SL
SushiLover
1 review
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, and ambiance were all amazing! I was especially happy to be seated immediately. Thank you for a great evening out!

a
antobents
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Blue Ribbon is a fun place to eat great Japanese food - so long as you request to be seated in the front room where the sushi bar is. My dinner partner and I were initially seated in the "bar" area (with a television...). The ambiance of the room was, frankly, dead. However, I requested to be seated in the other room and the host graciously moved us. If you do not know to ask (or are just too shy) you will be forced into eating in a room full of dead air and whistle blows emanating from a sports television station. The food is great -- in particular the vegetable flight. Additionally, the bartender made a custom drink for me and it was absolutely delicious. A bit pricey, but worth a splurge. Good place to go if you're on the LES, want a cocktail, and are down to try some yummy and fresh sushi!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service and food

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite place, always great food great service. A regular here every year.

K
vipKizdar
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience4

Dinner with girlfriend and both our moms.
Ambiance is solid. Medium noise level.
Fish was solid - good, nothing life changing.
Get the sushi platter, but make sure to check what rolls are included. We got stuck with eel and salmon skin rolls, which are underwhelming. The lobster avocado roll was fantastic! We definitely ordered the wrong rolls.

Good experience, unlikely to return.

$90pp with a bottle of wine.

BB
vipBrooklynBlue
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely atmosphere and incredibly fresh sushi. We sat in a banquet in the bar area which was great for conversation.

JT
vipxxJTxx
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Food was ok...service was great....not a great value for the quality or quantity of food we got.

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Never disappointed , I have been there many many times,, all good food, good service.

RL
RLLG
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They always treat us excellently when we go, and the food is always superb! It's one of our favorite NYC spots to celebrate meaningful events :)

R
Redjeulle
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I had high expectations of this place, but everything we ordered was mediocre and overpriced for what they were. we sampled several items of appetizers, teppanyaki, and a sushi plate. Disappointed in everything. placed was awesome though, can accommodate big parties.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and on point. All sushi is well executed and very fresh. Would definitely recommend

MA
vipMariaA
New York Area
173 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great filet mig in, sushi and cocktails

R
Rajani
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly wonderful meal in a setting that felt transporting, and very nice staff made this belated birthday dinner very special.

C
vipConnie
New York Area
26 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Wonderful service from wait staff! Tasty samplings from menu. Love the oxtail and marrow fried rice.
I think i was just a little put off where we were seated when I specifically mentioned that it was a birthday celebration and wanted to show off the place.

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food5service1ambience5

It took us so long to order and get the check that half our party had to leave. We were there for almost 3 hours because of the slow service. Food was great.

CB
ChrissieB
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Food was great! Waiter was slow. Food was slow to come out.

L
Luv2dine
London
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food3service1ambience4

Food was overpriced

DP
vipDavidP
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent server!

Report
OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Prefer the more formal dining room.

NO
NataschaO
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food, very good service and very nice place

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The food, service and atmosphere were all great...
I eat at a Blue Ribbon 2-3 times a year and I go specifically for the OxTail fried rice. This visit they ran out of that dish at 915pm which was extremely disappointing...

AY
AruY
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, food tastes good! Recommended for friends and family.

B
Billie
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and really kind staff who were attentive.

JK
JillianK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great dinner date here. We have been to another Blue Ribbon location uptown but never this one before. Dining area is very cozy and spacious at the same time. Friendly, sophisticated vibe. $$ seems low on yelp, i would rate this spot $$$. Cocktails and sushi were delicious. Highly recommend the furikake fries!

d
dinabar
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

maybe just me - food wasn't good, service careless

LK
LaurieK
St. Louis
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an unbelievable sushi dinner!! Highly recommend!

a
aaronm
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant all the way around from food to service.

N
vipNatica
New York Area
41 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience2

The restaurant had no atmosphere, though to be fair we went on Sunday late afternoon, hence why it was empty. I really wanted to like it, since my son loves sushi, however apart from the miso soup, the rest was just about ok, I did not even finish my miso marinated black cod/seabass as it was too sweet.

NS
NoSoapRadio
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I made this reservation for friends
including young children - finicky eaters,
i’m told that everybody loved the entire evening ESPECIALLY THE FOOD & SERVICE

FAQs

Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 466-0404.

Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya is rated 4.6 stars by 655 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.

Tweets by Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya