Blue Ribbon Sushi Izakaya

4.6
779 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 779 people are saying
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keeks
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Delicious sashimi.

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vipTracyH
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 3 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good as usual. Very dependable

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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 5 days ago
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

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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
36 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.

OT
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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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance and authentic food!

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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!

EH
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

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vipLance
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Omakase was terrific as well as staff.

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vipPhillipT
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still great even in menu is slightly smaller now. Service was awesome. Very dependable, was able to satisfy kids and adults and allergies.

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vipsteakfoodie
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Good sushi to long menu. Great location

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EvaC
1 review
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Descent food and drinks, great ambiance and service. Will definitely go back

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Wonderful outdoor dining area (on 3rd floor above the NYC hubbub).

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RLLG
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Blue Ribbon has excellent good, wonderful, kind, and professional servers and they ALWAYS take care of us when we go. We celebrate all our personal landmarks and important moments with me and will always keep coming back.

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JohnN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was top-notch. Prompt and helpful. We were each given a scrumptious small appetizer to start (no charge). And a free dessert for us to share—- Bruno chocolate cake! Food (sushi and sashimi and rolls) was exceptionally good.
Background music was today’s but not too intrusive. Impressive sushi bar with 5 chefs. Atmosphere in larger room was welcoming if a bit dark. Large outside seating area on second level overlooks street but we much preferred the indoor dining areas. We will definitely return. And soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Didn’t go for the sushi but for the bone marrow and oxtail rice, I would say it was totally overpriced and the bone barrow came in chunks which I have never seen before, I asked for uni shots and they didn’t have egg yolk, then I asked for tuna otoro, didn’t have that either, these are basic things needed in a sushi restaurant. Overall I thought everything was super overpriced the dishes are really small, we got octopus and dumplings and it was tiny. I will not go back

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience2

Food was very small portion and very expensive ,however food was hot and service was great it was just not worth 230 dollars to still go home hungry drink was mediocre for 17 dollars not what I expected at all

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MarC
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Expensive.. Just OK..

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lovegoodfood
New York Area
46 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service was very good despite the short staff. The bone marrow fried rice is out of this world. Wish the music wasn’t quite so loud - it makes conversation almost impossible.

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RachelB
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance. Our service was top notch. Sushi was amazing and very high quality. Very nice drink selection as well.

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Manaswi
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Few of the items we ordered never came. One of the item they forgot to serve, they never placed the order in the kitchen and we had to keep asking about it for multiple times until it got served.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Blue ribbon has lost it, gone too main stream. Service was mediocre, menu was out of too many items, and the food was good but nothing to write home about. The price was expensive. There are better options these days.

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ClaireS
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

There are various parts of the restaurant you can be served in. the inside is the most attractive Blue Ribbon sushi I've been to in Manhattan (midtown and soho being the others). and there are two different outdoor spaces: one along a balcony and the other on an exterior patio. I wasn't picky because I got the reservation the night before for prime hours of 7:30 on a Friday night, but not a fan of that patio. They had fans going, but it was hotter there than on the street. Also the furniture wasn't nice - it's really just COVID make-do type hard uncomfortable cheap furniture. That space wasn't designed to be part of the restaurant. So, points off for that. I'd go back - the service and the food was on point, just I'd make sure to be inside. Though honestly, it sounded pretty loud inside, so I'd also figure out another time to go.

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vipalan
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

One of the best Japanese menus for food and drink. great staff and attentive waiters

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was very good dinner and we had very good time. Every thing we ordered were delicious!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome! Excellent food and service.

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vipAndyNYC
New York Area
35 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurant in NYC. Food is still the same as good as it is. Service staff was attentive to take care of us. Still the same person as before pandemic period. We love them , and they love us. Highly recommend for this spot to celebrate your important occasions.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Cancun
2 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was perfect! Outstanding

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 779 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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