Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

4.6
797 Reviews
$50 and over
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 an in our dining room. We have gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options.
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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 797 people are saying
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JaredL
New York Area
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

SUSHI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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KIKO
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous !

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Took family from Italy here because they love fish but apparently sushi there is poor quality. We have ordered the Omokase in the past but it was no longer on the menu. The waitress asked the chef if they could make 3 for us and they obliged happily since they had a good assortment of fish. The food was delicious as always and came in a timely fashion, but I had to flag down our server twice to order more bottles of water ( we ripped through 4). Dessert was phenomenal as well, their chocolate Bruno was fantastic. They were very accommodating and I always feel proud bringing guests there.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Very nice ambience to Blue Ribbon. Friendly staff, nice layout, good covid practice standards in place. Food was very fresh, delicious and priced well. Staff was very responsive to our needs and checking on us. Thank you so much Blue Ribbon, would gladly come back.

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Yumz
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and good vibes!

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EriMa
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always outstanding!
Delicious food and Great service.

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JenO
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have a great experience at BR. Our service was excellent as was the food.

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curiosity
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Service phenomenal! Food Excellent! It was a little noisy and loud. Other than that, it was a fantastic dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, amazing staff, amazing sake. Love this place sooooooo much!!!

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TashaT
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great experience! The food was delicious and the ambiance was mellow

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KarenF
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for a fun dinner out with friends! Great food great service. The drinks were amazing

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vipRoger
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Phenomenal Sunday dinner experience at Blue Ribbon Izakaya . Great ambience and had the entire heated outdoor area to ourselves. Sushi and sashimi (mackerel, yellowtail, tuna, salmon and spicy lobster roll) were all so fresh and smooth and short rib, chicken thigh and tiger shrimp yakitori were grilled to perfection. The homemade ginger bread bread pudding, tempura brownie with berries and ice cream and hot green tea wrapped up an amazing meal served by Paul S., waiter extraordinaire!

Will definitely be back. On the next trip, will try the oxtail fried rice and omelette and other specialty rolls.

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EriMa
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food, service and ambiance was outstanding!

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BarbaraL
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came on a Monday night, I had made a reservation for 10:00 but came an hour earlier; luckily there was seating and we were accommodated then. Service was friendly and polite; describing every piece of sushi we've ordered. Overall, a great experience and would frequent again.

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vipDianeC
Washington DC
57 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went for grandson’s birthday, he loves sushi. Ate early, party of 8. We all loved the food and had a great time

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vipBruchaL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent all around!

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vipLAlover
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience3

We were running late for our reservation but let the restaurant know we were on our way by replying to the text messages. When we finally got there, the host and hostess were rude saying we didn’t contact them about being late so they were still going to seat us but we had to leave in 90 minutes. I told them I did text back which they then checked. But when they saw that I did answer back they didn’t say anything, just seated us at the table right behind the register.

Our server, Takashi W, however, was very professional and the food was good, almost making up for the unpleasant experience.

I don’t make it a habit of being late for my reservations, or provide lame excuses for being late. I do my part and expect to be treated like every other customer.

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NYCer77
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

I’ve had better sushi when ordering $10/$15 lunch specials in NYC. Hopefully this is just a supply chain issue and the prices they charge are based on more than marketing and location. Do NOT order the Blue Ribbon roll with the lobster (not sure if that’s the exact name. It’s ~$32.) Nowhere near the quality or taste needed for that price.

Our waitress was great.

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keeks
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious sashimi.

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vipTracyH
New York Area
34 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great sushi place especially if you prefer ordering ala carte. Huge comfortable room with lots of booths. Every morsel delicious.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good as usual. Very dependable

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The food was absolutely terrible. Never eaten worse sushi in my life. Blue Ribbon used to be one of my favorite places prior to the pandemic. After last week’s awful experience, never coming back there. Order 7 things off the menu and all of them were awful.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was excellent- they were out of a lot of items which was unusual for a Tuesday
Service was great and the food we ordered was great

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ChefSam
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Food was amazing, the fried chicken wings apps are to die for with the honey wasabi sauce, but needs a little more wasabi in my opinion. The drinks needs to be a little stronger to much on the sweeter side, but overall everything was fantastic

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every dish served was phenomenal as well as the service. Really blown away by this place.

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vipSophia
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent sushi and fried chicken. Still committed to COVID precautions.

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GeorgeT
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

Sushi and cocktail were subpar for its price. Cocktails were prebatched

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vipRenataK
Richmond
38 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant, excellent food n service.

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AlbertoG
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The only downside to this wonderful restaurant are the steep stairs to climb to the upstairs dining room. Although we discovered afterwards that there is elevator access through the adjacent Allen Hotel on the backside of the restaurant.

As far as food and service, both were excellent. I especially enjoyed the Miso Black Cod which was so tasty and incredibly flaky. The spider roll, lobster roll and shrimp with tempura flakes were equally good. The restaurant offers a great dessert selection but I want to make special mention to the chocolate cake which tasted of hazelnut and was creamy beyond words. The creme brulee, green tea ice cream and sorbets were also tasty. The restaurant offers a nice Sake selection as well.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Blue Ribbon, always exceptional food and service

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vipBobpalms
Seattle
62 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Service is very good, can be subtlety less rushed, but overall a great experience; great fish quality, it is a high price menu restaurant and the sought after Otoro is overpriced. It is a great experience for a special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue ribbon izajaya is one of my favorite restaurants. Always they gave us great food and amazing service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and atmosphere! Highly recommend!

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vippiccigato
New York Area
38 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our dinner very much. The sushi were very fresh and excellent. The rolls were not as good,a lot of rice not much fish and taste.
Service was friendly and efficient. Overall enjoyable.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and authentic food!

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vipSP1964
New York Area
80 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. Great food and great service

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Duckie
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived at 5:30 do it was basically empty, but the servers were attentive and eager to please. The food was delicious and served promptly. It’s definitely expensive, but worth it. Great place for date night.

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RHCR
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Always amazing!!!!
Food and service were outstanding!

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vipElenaH
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

Wonderful food and service. Restrooms were disgusting.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Place looks really run down. Furniture is scratched and worn food was good but nothing special. There were a few flies buzzing around which I didn’t like much

FAQs

Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (212) 466-0404.

Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya is rated 4.6 stars by 797 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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