Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

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$50 and over
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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, Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya brings the party for the Late-Night crowd. We have gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan options.
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Sun 5:00PM - 6:45PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM
Mon - Thu 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 5:00PM - 6:45PM 10:00PM - 11:45PM
Fri 12:00PM - 1:00PM 1:15PM - 3:45PM 5:00PM - 6:15PM
Sat 5:00PM - 6:15PM

What 601 People Are Saying
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H
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not special- portions too small; feels like a chain

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This is not my first time going to Blue Ribbon sushi. Food is good as usual, service is excellent. Waitstaff is very attentive. We have a party of 7 and we are not big eater. Plus 2 of us don’t eat raw and they gave us some really good recommendations. We got the best choice for our table. Love!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesomeeeee

r
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant is always very clean and they play the coolest instrumental music. The service is fantastic and the food is amazing! Try the ox tail fried rice!!!!!!!

P
Orlando
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my third time there...food quality and service equally good all three times. This was also the quietest it’s been for my three visits which I really liked...makes it easier to hold a conversation with your table mates.

e
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and atmosphere. This is the best sushi restaurant in Manhattan. Nithi and his colleagues take great care of the patrons!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing! Excellent service!

BM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The fish was horrible quality. The toro was foul tasting and everything else was comparable to grocery sushi. So disappointing

AS
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Way overpriced - delicious food but $750 for 3 ppl before tip is not justifiable

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was truly PERFECT!! 💖👏👏👏👏

OT
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food3service1ambience3

It was a 5th anniversary day with my girlfriend . I had request when I made the reservation. And also I double remind them when I get to the restaurant . I would like them to put some word on our desert . So we can tak some picture and save our date . And also give a surprise to her . But the front desk lady just forgot about it ! It made all these for nothing !

OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time celebrating my husband’s birthday! We sat at the counter and did omakase, karma is amazing!!!! Midori the manager helped us with sake and was great too!! Everybody there is amazing!!! Love this place!!

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. An little pricey but worth it for the occasion

h
New England
12 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Go with omakase! Will not disappoint!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

t’was good bro 💁🏻‍♀️

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Service was good. Thoroughly enjoyed it. A bit expensive, but felt worth it

MW
Houston
2 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

PERFECT EVENING - delicious meal - BEAUTIFULLY presented - staff personable and efficient !!

MB
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really chill spot with outstanding food, had both skewers and sushi and both were amazing

AD
San Francisco
174 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

I am used to fresh West Coast sushi so I am pretty spoiled. The rice was not well seasoned and a little over cooked. Fish was all very soft and almost mushy. The seaweed was soggy. Maybe it was an off time at 10:30 pm on a Wednesday.

OT
Seattle
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was full of flavor. We ordered about 15 to 20 different dishes and couldn't believe the consistent, high quality.

OT
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

On our way to a show at Webster Hall

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hadn’t been to Izakaya, I’ll most definitely go back! Everything was fantastic, even my 7 yr old loved it

OT
Mexico City
2 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best quality food, and amazing service! Amazing for a date or a big group gathering too!

C
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice restaurant, very comfortable atmosphere. Staff was friendly and attentive. Food was delicious and fulfilling.

OT
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Atención muy buena. Excelente disposición para hacer cambios al gusto del cliente. La comida es excelente y atienden rápido. Ambiente súper entretenido

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OR
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place
Went on Tuesday’s Night for late dinner
Place was not crowded
Sat on the bar and took the Omakase option
Chef Jose was in charge and served us one the great sashimi and fish we ever tasted
Food was absolutely fabulous

We will definitely return

C
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our go-to spot to celebrate special occasions. Best sushi chefs and kind service. AMAZING food. Thank you, as always, for making our good times even better!

OT
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was delicious and the service was quick and efficient we had to get to a show in a hurry and they were great at helping make sure we were on time without making us feel rushed! Definitely recommend for all sushi lovers!

AS
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had better experience at that location and overall experience doesn’t justify the very steep price.

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall2food5service5ambience1

Good food and service. The ambiance and decor are suburban.

AD
1 review
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience2

Sushi wayyy too expensive for what it is. If you want good sushis go to sushi on on jones or nobu and youll pay the same price for something actually good

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food, great service

DB
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

really fresh fish! but I keep going back for the bone marrow ox tail fried rice. the best!

LG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Excellent place to meet with a large group. Fun ambiance. Sushi was really excellent, and we take are sushi serious. Loved the salmon and hamachi family combo’s. Uni was outstanding, as was the mackerel, really everything. Nice white wine selection, next to the sake. Oh, and DO order the oxtail rice, amazing. We will be so back here!
We had a great time.

ML
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious sushi, amazing service and surprisingly uncrowded for NYC. One of my favorite places for a big group.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant heard it was my sister’s birthday and provided complimentary dessert which was really sweet!

KK
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

The food was delicious and service attentive. However, because of the hotel connection and the layout, it did not feel as authentic as its Soho location, especially if you access the restaurant via the hotel elevators (one person in our party was on crutches). It gave off more of an interesting Vegas vibe.

OT
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

First time—delicious.

PM
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3food2service5ambience3

Incredibly underwhelming! We were all very excited to try Blue Ribbon based on past experiences at other Blue Ribbon restaurants. Ambience: Your first put off by a dirty entrance and walk up the stairs. The restaurant now looks tired. Behind the reception desk, there’s a closet with stuff and two fridges. Just such an unexpected and eye sore for this type of restaurant. Food: the sashimi was fresh and delicious. Everything else was average. We ordered various skewers which were cool so they went back. Our shumai was hard and warm and the 2 fried rice we ordered were very oily. All in all, average food for a way above average price! Service was lovely.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

incredibly expensive for what you get. The food is good but not good enough for a $25 roll.

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